Looking to win big? The Monarchs and Golden Eagles face off at 8:00 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 -5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143.5 points.
OLD DOMINION MONARCHS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -5
This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Southern Miss pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Old Dominion Win on the Road?
Old Dominion will be looking to snap their current three-game losing streak at home as they head on the road to face Southern Miss. So far this season, the Monarchs have gone just 1-10 on the road, with their average scoring margin sitting at -9.2 points per game.
Through 23 games, Old Dominion has gone just 6-17, including a 2-10 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. As the underdog, the Monarchs have gone just 2-11 this season, compared to their 3-6 record when they are the favorite.
Old Dominion’s ATS record this season is just 6-16, including a 3-8 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Monarchs are just 3-7 vs. the spread.
This season, Old Dominion games have an over/under record of 11-9-2. So far, their games have averaged 150 points while the average over/under line is 146.5, resulting in an average margin of +3.5. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (148 points) and their games over the last 10 games have averaged 151 points.
Against James Madison, the Old Dominion had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.7 points per game. They scored 63 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42% in the game. Chaunce Jenkins is leading the team in scoring at 15.7 points per contest. Vasean Allette has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.4 going into the game.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Old Dominion is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.3 points per game (278th). Old Dominion’s three-point defense is currently 217th in the country at 9.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Old Dominion.
Can the Golden Eagles Deliver Being Favored at Home?
After a 60-55 loss to Texas State, Southern Miss will look to get back on track as they host Old Dominion. So far this season, the Golden Eagles have gone 5-4 at home, while they are 5-7 on the road.
Over their last 10 games at home, Southern Miss has gone 6-4, and they have won their last four games at home. On the year, they are 5-3 when favored, and they have been favored in eight games.
As the favorite this season, Southern Miss is only 3-5 vs. the spread. However, at home, they have an ATS mark of 4-5. Over their last 3 home games, the Golden Eagles are 3-0 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record for Southern Miss games is 9-11-1 with the average scoring total sitting at 142.7 points. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-1-1. On the year, their average over/under line is 143.3 and the average scoring total in their games is -0.6 points compared to the OU line.
In their latest game, Southern Miss offense put up 55 points against Texas State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 32.7% and made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Austin Crowley, who is averaging 15.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Donovan Ivory also maintains a PPG average of 13 heading into game.
Currently, the Golden Eagles’ defense holds the 128th rank in the nation, allowing 70.7 points per game. Southern Miss’ three-point defense is currently 140th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.1% of their shots vs. Southern Miss.