Betting on today’s Red Wolves and Golden Eagles game? Catch the action at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS, as the Golden Eagles hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Wolves are favored in this Sun Belt conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 151.5 points.
ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +1
This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Southern Miss pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will the Red Wolves Defense Show Up on the Road?
Arkansas State has gone 2-8 on the road this season, and they come into this game as one-point favorites. So far, they have been favored in eight of their 17 games, going 5-3 in those contests. The Red Wolves’ average scoring margin on the road this year is -7.4 points per game.
In their last game, Arkansas State lost to Louisiana-Lafayette by a score of 84-77. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Red Wolves have gone 2-8, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five road games.
Arkansas State has an overall ATS record of 9-7-1 this season. On the road, the Red Wolves are 5-4-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, they have gone 4-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Arkansas State has an ATS mark of 5-5.
Arkansas State’s over/under record for the season is 8-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 158.4. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (154.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 164 points.
The Arkansas State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. Overall their field goal percentage was 48% while connecting on 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Dyondre Dominguez, who holds an average of 13.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Taryn Todd is averaging 10.9 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Arkansas State defense is giving up an average of 79.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Arkansas State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 84 points.
Do the Golden Eagles Stand a Chance at Home?
Through 17 games, Southern Miss has gone 9-8 overall and 3-2 in Sun Belt play. They have been the underdog in eight of their games, going 3-5 in those contests.
At home, the Golden Eagles have gone 3-4 this season, and they have won two straight games at home. Over their last 10 home games, they have gone 5-5.
As the underdog this season, Southern Miss has gone 3-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 2-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles are 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Southern Miss games is 8-7. The average scoring total in their games this year is 145.3 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 142.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their last three games (139 points) and their last five games (144 points).
In their most recent game, the Southern Miss offense concluded with only 56 points against Troy. Throughout the game, they made 4/19 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 33.9%. Austin Crowley is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Victor Hart brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.
In terms of defense, Southern Miss is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.3 points per game. The Southern Miss defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Troy to connect on 9 threes.