Looking to win big? The Warhawks and Golden Eagles face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Eagles are hosting the game at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS. The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have Southern Miss as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139.5 points.

LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -7.5

This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Southern Miss pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Louisiana-Monroe Grab a Win on the Road?

Through 23 games, the Warhawks are 9-14, including a 4-8 record in Sun Belt action. On the road, they have gone 2-9, and they enter this game on a two-game losing streak away from home.

As an underdog, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 4-12 this season, and they have been the underdog in 16 of their 23 games. In their last outing, the Warhawks beat Eastern Michigan 82-76.

As the underdog this season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 9-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Warhawks have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, ULM has an ATS record of 7-4 this year and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

This season, the over/under record for Louisiana-Monroe games is 13-8 and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.

Louisiana-Monroe is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 82 points versus Eastern Michigan. This output is higher than their season-average of 71 points per game. Nika Metskhvarishvili is leading the team in scoring at 12.2 points per contest. Tyreke Locure has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.7 going into the game.

The Warhawks’ defense is presently ranked 230th nationally, allowing an average of 74.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.8 threes per game vs. Southern Miss. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.3%.

Is a Home Win Possible for Southern Miss?

At home this season, Southern Miss has gone 7-4, and they have won six straight games at home. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

For the season, Southern Miss is 14-11, and they are 7-5 in Sun Belt action. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.6 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Southern Miss has an ATS record of 4-5-1. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-5-1. At home, Southern Miss has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this year and they have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Southern Miss games sits at 11-11-1, and today’s line of 139.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (143). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 135 points.

Southern Miss recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 86 points against Western Michigan. This output exceeded their season average of 70.5 points per game. Offensively, the Golden Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 326th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 178th in terms of percentage and 238th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Southern Miss defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Louisiana-Monroe. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.