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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 10/21/2017 at 07:00 pm SOUTHERN MISS (5-2) at  LOUISIANA TECH (3-4)
Game Matchups Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
381SOUTHERN MISS 55 29.6 20 5-2 6-1-0 3-4-0 188.4 263.3 451.7 116 203.3 319.3
382LOUISIANA TECH -3 27.9 27.6 3-4 3-4-0 3-4-0 150.3 249.4 399.7 174.3 233.3 407.6
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
SOUTHERN MISS
LOUISIANA TECH -4 1
Average power rating of opponents played: LOUISIANA TECH 27.1, SOUTHERN MISS 19.7
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
SOUTHERN MISS Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
when the line is +3 to -3 0-0 2-2 27-22 0-0 3-1 20-17 0-0 2-2 27-23
in all games 5-1 19-14 149-140 2-4 14-19 92-103 4-2 20-13 172-140
in all lined games 5-1 19-14 149-140 2-4 14-19 92-103 4-2 20-13 156-138
as an underdog 2-0 8-5 63-64 1-1 6-7 47-44 1-1 5-8 30-97
as a road underdog 1-0 5-4 46-48 1-0 5-4 33-31 1-0 4-5 20-73
as a road underdog of 3 points or less 0-0 2-2 8-12 0-0 3-1 11-6 0-0 2-2 7-13
as a road underdog of 7 points or less 0-0 3-3 18-21 0-0 4-2 15-17 0-0 3-3 13-26
in road games 2-0 9-6 83-72 1-1 7-8 48-50 2-0 8-7 71-90
in road lined games 2-0 9-6 83-72 1-1 7-8 48-50 2-0 8-7 69-88
against conference opponents 2-1 10-10 94-85 2-1 9-11 61-57 2-1 13-7 111-70
when playing on a Saturday 5-1 18-13 131-112 2-4 14-17 68-80 4-2 19-12 150-114
when playing with 6 or less days rest 4-0 13-11 103-96 1-3 10-14 63-63 4-0 15-9 116-97
after playing a conference game 2-0 9-10 76-92 1-1 9-10 64-56 2-0 11-8 90-87
after playing 2 straight conference games 1-0 8-7 55-62 0-1 6-9 48-44 1-0 9-6 59-60
after playing 3 straight conference games 0-0 6-5 37-46 0-0 4-7 31-35 0-0 7-4 39-46
in games played on turf 5-1 18-12 54-52 2-4 12-18 42-44 4-2 19-11 48-61
in October games 2-0 5-6 44-49 1-1 3-8 30-27 2-0 8-3 54-46
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 2-0 7-2 43-40 1-1 5-4 28-27 2-0 8-1 51-34
after having won 2 out of their last 3 games 2-1 6-7 51-50 2-1 5-8 30-35 2-1 7-6 63-44
after covering the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 2-0 6-3 26-27 1-1 4-5 19-17 2-0 7-2 30-23
after having won 3 out of their last 4 games 1-0 2-5 36-34 0-1 4-3 22-21 1-0 4-3 46-29
after covering the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 0-0 5-3 26-24 0-0 4-4 17-19 0-0 6-2 31-20
after having won 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 0-0 4-3 37-36 0-0 4-3 24-24 0-0 5-2 46-30
after covering the spread in 4 out of their last 5 games 1-0 4-2 15-13 0-1 1-5 9-12 1-0 5-1 17-12
after having won 4 out of their last 5 games 0-0 2-2 26-21 0-0 4-0 16-13 0-0 2-2 29-20
off a home win against a conference rival 0-0 4-3 25-28 0-0 4-3 23-11 0-0 4-3 30-28
off a win by 10 points or more over a conference rival 0-0 5-6 37-34 0-0 6-5 27-22 0-0 7-4 51-25
off a blowout win by 21 points or more over a conference rival 0-0 4-4 19-20 0-0 4-4 14-12 0-0 6-2 30-12
off a win against a conference rival 1-0 6-6 45-57 0-1 6-6 36-30 1-0 8-4 61-48
off 2 straight wins against conference rivals 0-0 3-3 20-23 0-0 4-2 19-10 0-0 4-2 24-20
after a cover as a double digit favorite 1-0 3-3 16-20 0-1 3-3 11-12 1-0 5-1 26-13
off a home win by 17 points or more 1-0 5-2 30-22 0-1 4-3 19-16 1-0 5-2 38-19
off a home win 1-0 6-4 45-39 0-1 6-4 31-22 1-0 6-4 49-42
after shutting out their last opponent 1-0 1-1 4-8 0-1 1-1 3-2 1-0 1-1 9-3
after allowing 14 points or less last game 1-0 5-5 43-38 0-1 6-4 27-21 1-0 7-3 56-33
after allowing 6 points or less last game 1-0 2-1 16-14 0-1 2-1 7-7 1-0 2-1 22-9
after allowing 9 points or less last game 1-0 2-2 25-22 0-1 3-1 14-12 1-0 3-1 35-16
after allowing 3 points or less in the first half last game 1-0 4-3 36-34 0-1 3-4 21-18 1-0 5-2 46-33
after a win by 17 or more points 1-0 6-5 43-39 0-1 6-5 27-27 1-0 8-3 60-29
after a win by 21 or more points 1-0 6-5 37-29 0-1 6-5 21-21 1-0 8-3 49-21
after playing a game at home 3-0 10-5 68-55 1-2 9-6 53-34 3-0 10-5 70-61
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 3-1 11-6 78-63 1-3 6-11 43-49 3-1 13-4 98-60
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 1-1 5-4 39-32 1-1 3-6 23-22 1-1 5-4 48-29
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 2-1 9-9 78-77 1-2 9-9 50-49 2-1 11-7 93-73
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins 0-1 4-5 40-44 1-0 6-3 30-23 0-1 4-5 49-37
after the first month of the season 2-1 10-12 102-111 2-1 10-12 74-68 2-1 13-9 121-103
in weeks 5 through 9 2-1 5-7 48-57 2-1 4-8 34-29 2-1 8-4 60-52
in the second half of the season 0-0 6-7 71-76 0-0 6-7 52-51 0-0 8-5 85-68
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 2-1 3-4 34-37 1-2 4-3 29-42 2-1 3-4 38-33
in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-0 1-2 18-18 0-1 1-2 13-23 1-0 1-2 17-19
in a road game where the total is between 52.5 and 56 1-0 1-2 10-11 0-1 1-2 7-14 1-0 1-2 11-10
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LOUISIANA TECH Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
when the line is +3 to -3 0-0 2-1 17-16 0-0 3-0 17-9 0-0 2-1 16-17
in all games 3-3 18-15 121-114 2-4 21-12 94-73 3-3 21-12 143-145
in all lined games 3-3 18-15 121-114 2-4 21-12 94-73 3-3 21-12 115-123
as a favorite 1-2 12-11 60-51 1-2 14-9 49-29 2-1 19-4 92-21
as a home favorite 1-1 7-5 33-28 1-1 7-5 29-15 2-0 11-1 53-10
as a home favorite of 3 points or less 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-4
as a home favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 1-1 11-12 0-0 1-1 10-6 0-0 1-1 14-9
in home games 1-2 8-6 49-39 2-1 9-5 41-24 2-1 12-2 79-36
in home lined games 1-2 8-6 49-39 2-1 9-5 41-24 2-1 12-2 60-30
against conference opponents 1-1 10-9 76-65 0-2 11-8 60-45 1-1 13-6 91-65
when playing on a Saturday 3-3 16-12 106-104 2-4 18-10 82-62 3-3 18-10 131-130
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest 0-0 1-2 11-19 0-0 2-1 9-11 0-0 3-0 19-22
after playing a conference game 1-0 11-7 71-64 0-1 12-6 59-42 0-1 12-6 73-76
after a bye week 0-0 1-3 13-22 0-0 2-2 10-15 0-0 3-1 20-26
in games played on turf 2-3 17-13 47-54 2-3 19-11 48-34 3-2 20-10 53-54
in October games 0-1 7-4 42-34 0-1 6-5 29-24 0-1 9-2 56-39
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 1-0 4-3 40-30 0-1 3-4 24-23 1-0 6-1 40-42
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-0 4-4 38-31 0-1 6-2 33-23 1-0 6-2 45-28
after covering the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 0-1 2-4 22-21 0-1 4-2 23-13 0-1 3-3 28-19
off an upset loss to a conference rival as a favorite of 6 or more 0-0 0-1 3-3 0-0 1-0 4-1 0-0 0-1 3-3
off an upset loss to a conference rival as a favorite 0-0 2-1 12-4 0-0 3-0 8-2 0-0 1-2 9-7
off a loss against a conference rival 0-0 2-3 33-18 0-0 4-1 23-16 0-0 3-2 28-24
off a road loss against a conference rival 0-0 1-3 17-12 0-0 3-1 14-8 0-0 2-2 16-17
off an extremely close loss by 3 points or less to a conference rival 0-0 1-0 8-1 0-0 1-0 6-2 0-0 0-1 5-4
off a close loss by 7 points or less to a conference rival 0-0 1-1 11-5 0-0 1-1 9-4 0-0 1-1 10-6
off an upset loss as a favorite 0-0 2-1 15-4 0-0 3-0 10-2 0-0 1-2 11-9
off an upset loss as a road favorite of 7 or more 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-1 2-1
off an upset loss as a road favorite 0-0 1-1 5-3 0-0 2-0 4-0 0-0 0-2 4-5
off a road loss 1-0 4-5 37-39 0-1 5-4 25-21 1-0 6-3 51-48
off an extremely close road loss by 3 points or less 1-0 2-1 8-5 0-1 2-1 8-3 1-0 2-1 8-6
after a loss by 3 or less points 1-0 2-1 13-7 0-1 2-1 10-6 1-0 2-1 10-11
after a loss by 6 or less points 1-0 2-3 16-11 0-1 2-3 12-9 1-0 4-1 17-15
after playing their last game on the road 2-0 9-7 58-71 0-2 11-5 50-35 1-1 10-6 84-90
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 1-1 7-6 55-50 1-1 10-3 43-29 1-1 6-7 57-59
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 2-0 6-5 61-47 0-2 6-5 37-33 2-0 8-3 71-67
when playing against a team with a winning record 1-0 6-5 37-32 0-1 8-3 32-18 0-1 6-5 22-51
after the first month of the season 1-1 12-9 88-79 0-2 13-8 69-51 1-1 16-5 106-92
in weeks 5 through 9 1-1 8-4 48-37 0-2 6-6 31-30 1-1 10-2 60-46
in the second half of the season 0-0 8-5 62-54 0-0 9-4 52-32 0-0 10-3 72-62
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-0 3-4 28-25 0-1 3-4 21-33 0-1 4-3 24-30
in a home game where the total is between 49.5 and 56 0-0 0-2 9-7 0-0 1-1 7-9 0-0 2-0 8-8
in a home game where the total is between 52.5 and 56 0-0 0-1 6-4 0-0 0-1 3-7 0-0 1-0 5-5
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
SOUTHERN MISS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 3-0 4 3-0 2-1 29.667 10.333 457.333 6.208 2.667 18.667 10 323.667 5.165 2
Conference 3-1 0.7 3-1 3-1 29.25 13 446.75 6.12 2 24.75 11.75 377.75 5.495 2
All 5-2 0.7 6-1 3-4 29.571 15.857 451.714 6.011 2 20 10.143 319.286 5.011 1.857
Road Games 3-0 5 3-0 2-1 31 12.667 494.333 6.476 2 24.333 13.333 384.667 5.713 1.333
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
LOUISIANA TECH Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 1-2 -3.85 1-2 1-2 27.667 14.667 399 6.076 1 24.333 13 396.667 5.107 1.667
All 3-4 -4.2 3-4 3-4 27.857 14.429 399.714 5.841 1.571 27.571 14.286 407.571 5.605 1.571
Home Games 2-2 -1.15 1-3 3-1 33.5 18 411.5 5.755 2.25 32.75 17.25 418 5.611 2.25
Conference 1-2 -3.2 1-2 1-2 24 13.333 382 5.907 1 26.333 13.667 411.333 5.099 1
SOUTHERN MISS Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 29.6 15.9 22.1 31.95 40-188 (4.7) 20-35 57.1% 263.3 (7.5) 75-452 6 15.3
Opponents Defensive Avg. 33.1 19.5 21.9 30.13 38-177 (4.7) 19-32 59.8% 253 (7.9) 70-430 6.1 13
Offense Road Games 31 12.7 23.7 32.79 41-240 (5.9) 21-35 60.4% 254.3 (7.2) 76-494 6.5 15.9
Defense (All Games) 20 10.1 15.1 28.05 33-116 (3.5) 15-30 50.7% 203.3 (6.7) 64-319 5 16
Opponents Offensive Avg. 33.1 19.5 21.9 30.13 38-177 (4.7) 19-32 59.8% 253 (7.9) 70-430 6.1 13
Defense Road Games 24.3 13.3 19 27.21 35-160 (4.6) 16-33 50% 224.3 (6.9) 67-385 5.7 15.8
LOUISIANA TECH Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 27.9 14.4 20.1 28.79 35-150 (4.3) 18-33 54.9% 249.4 (7.5) 68-400 5.8 14.3
Opponents Defensive Avg. 26.2 12.9 18.5 29.35 36-155 (4.3) 18-31 56% 217.8 (7) 67-373 5.5 14.2
Offense Road Games 33.5 18 20.8 28.68 39-174 (4.5) 17-33 50% 237.5 (7.2) 72-412 5.8 12.3
Defense (All Games) 27.6 14.3 22.4 31.21 36-174 (4.9) 22-37 59.2% 233.3 (6.3) 73-408 5.6 14.8
Opponents Offensive Avg. 26.2 12.9 18.5 29.35 36-155 (4.3) 18-31 56% 217.8 (7) 67-373 5.5 14.2
Defense Road Games 32.8 17.3 22.3 31.32 35-187 (5.3) 22-40 54.4% 231 (5.8) 75-418 5.6 12.8
SOUTHERN MISS Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.7 1.3 2 -0.1 16-6 37.6% 2-0 50% 3-58 (20.2) 1-7 (5) 7-66
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.8 1.6 2 14-6 42.6% 2-1 54.8% 3-60 (19.8) 10-2 (6.7) 6-55
Stats For (Road Games) 1 1 2 -0.7 16-6 35.4% 1-1 100% 4-90 (20.8) 1-5 (3.5) 7-67
Stats Against (All Games) 0.9 1 1.9 0 15-4 29.5% 2-1 45.5% 2-48 (26) 1-7 (5.2) 5-43
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1.1 0.8 1.9 0 14-5 34.3% 1-1 49.6% 3-66 (21) 8-1 (7) 6-49
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.7 0.7 1.3 0 15-4 29.5% 1-0 25% 1-31 (31.3) 2-16 (7.8) 4-36
LOUISIANA TECH Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.6 1 1.6 0 13-5 35.5% 1-0 33.3% 3-53 (20.7) 1-15 (10.3) 4-37
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.7 1.1 1.8 2.2 14-5 38.4% 1-0 36.8% 3-66 (21.9) 22-2 (11.9) 5-48
Stats For (Home Games) 0.5 1.8 2.3 0 13-4 28.3% 2-1 33.3% 3-48 (19.2) 2-26 (14.9) 4-30
Stats Against (All Games) 1.1 0.4 1.6 0 14-6 41.6% 1-1 50% 4-63 (17.5) 1-13 (13) 5-39
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1 0.6 1.6 0 14-5 37.9% 1-1 44.6% 3-66 (21.2) 9-1 (7) 6-53
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.8 0.5 2.3 0 16-6 37.1% 1-1 60% 4-71 (17.7) 1-9 (7) 7-45
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
SOUTHERN MISS Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 KENTUCKY 17-24 L 9 L 57 U 38-55 22-40-309 0 35-78 11-20-176 1
09/09/2017 SOUTHERN 45-0 W -31 W 66 U 44-197 20-32-280 0 26-62 10-26-78 2
09/16/2017 @LA MONROE 28-17 W -7 W 54.5 U 37-218 11-27-112 3 48-284 17-32-250 4
09/30/2017 NORTH TEXAS 28-43 L -7.5 L 56 O 29-145 19-42-270 0 46-174 24-41-366 0
10/07/2017 @UTSA 31-29 W 10 W 49 O 33-102 27-43-367 0 30-246 15-21-212 0
10/14/2017 UTEP 24-0 W -23 W 52.5 U 45-202 16-27-221 3 22-17 14-28-130 3
10/21/2017 @LOUISIANA TECH 34-27 W 1 W 55.5 O 34-161 11-28-194 1 45-190 32-53-301 2
10/28/2017 UAB - - -- - --
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LOUISIANA TECH Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 NORTHWESTERN ST 52-24 W -40 W 71 O 37-221 18-35-276 1 33-133 20-40-256 4
09/09/2017 MISSISSIPPI ST 21-57 L 10.5 L 66.5 O 50-152 13-30-163 3 40-327 13-20-132 0
09/16/2017 @W KENTUCKY 23-22 W 4 W 61.5 U 41-151 25-35-226 2 30-122 22-39-306 0
09/23/2017 @S CAROLINA 16-17 L 9.5 L 50 U 32-143 22-35-295 0 28-80 23-33-281 1
09/30/2017 S ALABAMA 34-16 W -11.5 W 57 U 33-162 24-39-317 0 22-98 21-45-235 1
10/07/2017 @UAB 22-23 L -9.5 L 64 U 36-178 21-32-188 1 34-154 17-29-209 1
10/21/2017 SOUTHERN MISS 27-34 L -1 L 55.5 O 34-161 11-28-194 1 45-190 32-53-301 2
10/28/2017 @RICE - - -- - --
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in SOUTHERN MISS games 47.4% of the time since 1992. (119-132)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in SOUTHERN MISS games 59.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (19-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LOUISIANA TECH games 53.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LOUISIANA TECH games 51.2% of the time since 1992. (104-99)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in SOUTHERN MISS games 51.2% of the time since 1992. (84-80)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in SOUTHERN MISS games 46.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (13-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LOUISIANA TECH games 52.4% of the time since 1992. (77-70)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LOUISIANA TECH games 60% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (18-12)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
SOUTHERN MISS 34 55.5 O 10 30 40:52 45-190 32-45 301 1 2 6-40
10/21/2017 LOUISIANA TECH 27 -1 17 15 19:08 34-161 11-34 194 1 1 4-30
LOUISIANA TECH 24 71 U 17 16 21:38 16-8 22-16 246 0 3 7-50
11/25/2016 SOUTHERN MISS 39 15 23 26 38:22 44-84 29-44 342 1 0 9-85
SOUTHERN MISS 58 62 O 24 25 30:04 36-169 24-36 386 0 1 6-65
11/28/2015 LOUISIANA TECH 24 -5 10 27 29:56 23--2 32-23 407 3 4 2-6
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SOUTHERN MISS Key Player Injuries
(!)[RB] 10/22/2017 - Ito Smith left last game, is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. UAB ( Cramps )
[LB] 10/15/2017 - Sherrod Ruff "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech ( Hand )
[DB] 09/21/2017 - Picasso Nelson Jr. out for season ( Ankle )
[WR] 09/15/2017 - Chase Whitehead out for season ( Hand )
[DB] 09/07/2017 - Demetrius Market has left team ( Personal )
LOUISIANA TECH Key Player Injuries
[DE] 10/20/2017 - Deldrick Canty missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Southern Miss ( Undisclosed )
[S] 10/20/2017 - Secdrick Cooper is OUT 1st half Saturday vs. Southern Miss ( Targeting Suspension )