The Jaguars and Golden Eagles are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Eagles will host the game at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and Southern Miss is favored by -4.5 to win at home against South Alabama.

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -4.5

This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

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 -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Jaguars Chances on the Road

South Alabama comes into their 28th game of the season with a record of 13-14. In road games, the Jaguars have a record of 4-8, while they are 7-5 at home. As of today’s game, South Alabama holds a 13-11 record against the spread (ATS). Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 3-2 ATS.

In 27 games, South Alabama comes in with an over/under mark of 11-13-0, with their games averaging 148.8 points per game. In the Jaguars’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 139 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 0-5.

In their recent game, the Jaguars’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.4 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Jaguars have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 237th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 197th in percentage and 184th in three-pointers made.

The Jaguars’ defense is presently ranked 272nd nationally, allowing an average of 76.2 points per contest. The South Alabama defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Arkansas State to connect on 4 threes.

Can the Golden Eagles Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Southern Miss, with a 15-12 record, will be playing their 28th game of the season. This season, Southern Miss has gone 5-7 on the road and 8-5 at home. Southern Miss has a sub-.500 ATS record, currently sitting at 10-14-1. Over their last five games, the team is 2-2-1 vs. the spread.

Through 27 games, Southern Miss has an over/under record of 12-12-1 with their games averaging a combined 142.7 points per game so far. The Golden Eagles’ last five games have culminated with an average of 136 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Southern Miss’ offense is coming off a good game, putting up 78 points vs. Texas State. Overall, they hit 50.9% of their shots from the field and went 19/22 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Andre Curbelo with 24 points, while Austin Crowley also added 19 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Southern Miss defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. Southern Miss’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Texas State offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 74 points.