Betting on today’s Golden Eagles and Ragin’ Cajuns game? Catch the action at Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, as the Ragin’ Cajuns hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and Louisiana-Lafayette is favored by -7 vs. Southern Miss in a Sun Belt conference matchup.

SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES VS LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +7

This game will be played at Cajundome at 8:30 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Even though we have Louisiana-Lafayette winning straight-up, we like Southern Miss at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Are the Golden Eagles Ready for a Road Win?

After losing their last game to South Alabama by a score of 73-70, Southern Miss is now 16-14 overall and 9-8 in Sun Belt play. The Golden Eagles have gone 7-6 in non-conference games, and they are 5-8 on the road this season.

As an underdog, Southern Miss has gone 6-9 this season, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak on the road. For the year, the Golden Eagles have an average scoring margin of -5.7 on the road.

Against the spread, Southern Miss has a record of 12-15-1 this season. On the road, they are 5-8 vs. the spread and 3-7 in their last 10 games as the road team. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 7-8 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Southern Miss games is 14-13-1 and today’s line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.9). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Southern Miss offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against South Alabama. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.6%, and they made 3 threes. Offensively, the Golden Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 317th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 235th in terms of percentage and 281st in three-pointers made.

On defense, Southern Miss is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.7 points per game. Southern Miss’ three-point defense is currently 132nd in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Southern Miss.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Ragin’ Cajuns?

After losing their last four games, Louisiana-Lafayette will look to get back on track against Southern Miss as 7-point favorites. The Ragin’ Cajuns have a record of 17-13 this season, including a 10-3 mark at home.

On the year, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored in 16 games, going 11-5 in those contests. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

As the favorite, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone just 8-8 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have a 5-5 ATS record. At home, their ATS mark is 7-6 this year and they are 1-2 ATS in their last three home games.

For the season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Lafayette games is 15-14, and today’s line of 147.5 is below the average over/under line in their games this year of 149.4. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 145 points scored.

The Ragin’ Cajuns’ offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.2 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 150th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 187th in percentage and 145th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense is ranked 157th in the country at 71.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Southern Miss, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Louisiana-Lafayette made 26 free-throws vs. the Ragin’ Cajuns.