Looking to win big? The Golden Eagles and Jaguars face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jaguars are hosting the game at Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL. The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have South Alabama as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.

SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES VS SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +3.5

This game will be played at Mitchell Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Jaguars.
  • Even though we have South Alabama winning straight-up, we like Southern Miss at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Golden Eagles Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Through 29 games, Southern Miss has a record of 16-13, including a 9-7 record in Sun Belt Conference play. On the road, the Golden Eagles are 5-7 this season, and they have lost their last three games away from home.

As the underdog, Southern Miss has a record of 6-8 this season, and they are 6-8 in games away from home. In their last game, the Golden Eagles defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 82-71.

Against the spread this season, Southern Miss has gone 11-15-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-8 and their last 3 road games vs. the spread have been losses. As the underdog, they have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and their ATS record over their last 10 games as the underdog is 4-6.

So far this year, the over/under record for Southern Miss games is 14-12-1. Today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (142.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

In their latest game, Southern Miss offense put up 82 points against Louisiana-Lafayette. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.6% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Austin Crowley, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Donovan Ivory also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 leading up to the game.

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 137th nationally, allowing an average of 70.6 points per contest. Against Louisiana-Lafayette in their most recent game, the Southern Miss defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Louisiana-Lafayette to hit 52% of their shots.

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

South Alabama enters tonight’s game against Southern Miss as a 3.5-point favorite. The Jaguars have gone 7-4 when favored this season, and they are 7-5 at home compared to 5-9 on the road.

Overall, South Alabama is 14-15 this season, including a 6-10 mark in Sun Belt Conference action. In their most recent game, the Jaguars fell to Arkansas State by a score of 95-78.

As the favorite, South Alabama has gone 7-4 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars have an ATS mark of 6-4. At home, their ATS record is 7-5 for the year and 5-4 in their last 10 home games.

South Alabama’s over/under record this season sits at 13-13 and the average scoring in their games is currently 149.7 points. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 147. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points.

In their latest game, South Alabama offense put up 78 points against Arkansas State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Isiah Gaiter, who holds an average of 13.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tyrell Jones is averaging 12.2 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the South Alabama defense is giving up an average of 76.5 points per contest. South Alabama’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Arkansas State offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 95 points.