Looking to win big? The Jaguars 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. 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.

Does South Alabama Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

South Alabama is getting ready for their 28th game of the year, and they currently have a 13-14 record. When playing on the road, they are 4-8, and at home, they are 7-5. As South Alabama enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 13-11. In their last ten games this season, South Alabama has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

After 27 games, South Alabama has an over/under record of 11-13-0, with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

The South Alabama offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Arkansas State. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 4 threes. Leading South Alabama in scoring vs. Arkansas State was Samuel Tabe with his 35 points. Elijah Ormiston also added 18 points for the Jaguars.

At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 272nd in the country, permitting 76.2 points per game. South Alabama’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Arkansas State offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 76 points.

Can The Golden Eagles Secure a Home Victory?

After defeating Texas State by a score of 78-74, Southern Miss now has a 15-12 overall record. So far this season, all of the Golden Eagles’ games have been played on the road. As of today’s game, Southern Miss holds a 10-14-1 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, 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’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 139 points per game.

The Southern Miss offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Texas State. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.9% while connecting on 5 threes. Austin Crowley is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.3. Meanwhile, Donovan Ivory also brings a PPG average of 13.1 into the game.

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.