Betting on today’s Jaguars 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+. This Sun Belt conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and Southern Miss is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. 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.

Is a Win at Hattiesburg Possible for the Jaguars?

After 27 games, South Alabama has a 13-14 overall record. As the road team, they have gone 4-8, while going 7-5 at home. South Alabama has a winning record against the spread, sitting above .500 at 13-11. In their last ten games, South Alabama is 3-2 when it comes to covering the spread.

South Alabama’s games have, on average, featured 148.8 points per game leading to an over/under record of 11-13-0. Their average over/under line is currently 144.8 points so far. The Jaguars’ last five games have finished with a combined 139 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

In their most recent game, the Jaguars’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.4 points per game. The top scorer for the Jaguars was Samuel Tabe with 35 points, while Elijah Ormiston also chipped in with 18 points.

Coming into the game, South Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.2 points per game (272nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Alabama’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.

Do the Golden Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Southern Miss comes into today’s game against South Alabama with a season record of 15-12. On the road, they have a record of 5-7, while at home they are 8-5. Southern Miss has a subpar ATS performance, sitting below .500 with a 10-14-1 record. In their last ten games, Southern Miss is 2-2-1 vs. the spread.

After 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 finished with a combined 136 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Southern Miss’ offense scored 78 points against Texas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.9%, and they went 19/22 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Golden Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 324th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 191st in percentage and 259th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 123rd in the country, permitting 70.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas State, the Bobcats finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 74 points vs. Southern Miss.