4* C-USA Championship *BEST BET*
Southern Miss vs. Houston,
12/03/2011 12:00 EDT,
Score: 49 - 28
Point Spread: +14/-110 Southern Miss
4* C-USA Championship *BEST BET* (ABC) on So. Miss +14
So. Miss returns 14 starters, 2 more than Houston, from last last year's team, which defeated the Cougars by 18 points. In fact, So. Miss has either won or lost by 14 points or less in each of the last 12 meetings.
Houston has one of the most prolific offenses in the country, but it won't get anything easy against a Golden Eagle defense that ranks 25th in the nation with 338.4 yards allowed per game. So. Miss is no slouch offensively either, ranking 15th in the country in both scoring and total offense with 36.9 points and 469.8 yards per contest. It should be able to have plenty of success versus a Houston defense that ranks 60th nationally with 377.7 yards allowed per game.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 10.5 points or more. Take the points as So. Miss gives the undefeated Cougs all they want and more here.