Betting on today’s Golden Eagles and Warhawks game? Catch the action at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA, as the Warhawks hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Eagles come into this Sun Belt conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 142.5 points.

SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES VS LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +5

This game will be played at Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 8:30 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Warhawks.
  • Not only will Louisiana-Monroe pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Golden Eagles Grab a Win on the Road?

After an 81-71 win over James Madison, Southern Miss is 8-7 overall and 2-1 in Sun Belt play. The Golden Eagles have won two straight games and are 6-6 in non-conference action.

On the road, Southern Miss is 3-3 this season, and they are 3-4 at home. Over their last ten games away from home, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-6.

When looking at Southern Miss’ ATS record this season, they are currently 4-9. In their 6 games as the favorite, they have gone just 1-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-4 and they have gone just 3-7 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Southern Miss’ games is 8-5 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1. So far, 5 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Southern Miss recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 81 points against James Madison. This output exceeded their season average of 71.1 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Austin Crowley, who is averaging 15.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Victor Hart also maintains a PPG average of 13.5 heading into game.

In terms of defense, Southern Miss is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. In today’s game, the Southern Miss defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 71 points.

Will the Warhawks Win at Home?

After losing to Georgia Southern 76-68, Louisiana-Monroe’s losing streak has reached six games. The Warhawks are 4-9 overall, including a 1-3 record at home.

So far, Louisiana-Monroe has been the underdog in eight of its 13 games, going 1-7 in those matchups. The Warhawks’ average scoring margin at home is -6.2 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. However, the Warhawks have yet to cover the spread in any of their four home games this year, and their home ATS mark over their last 10 games is just 1-7. Over their last three games as the underdog, ULM is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Louisiana-Monroe’s games this year (139.1). This season, their over/under record is 5-6 and their games have averaged 135.1 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2. On the year, 8 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line.

In their latest game, Louisiana-Monroe offense put up 68 points against Georgia Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.8% and made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tyreke Locure with 24 points. Savion Gallion also added 18 points for the Warhawks.

At present, the Warhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 181st, allowing 72.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Southern Miss. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.8%.