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Houston Cougars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Southern Miss Golden EaglesHouston Cougars
Feb 18, 9:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Houston Cougars Odds

22-4TEAM RECORD11-13

The Houston Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday in NCAAB play.

Houston will face the 22-4 Golden Eagles, who own a 12-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 8-5-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 13-9 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Miss vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cougars installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 226 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 34 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-70 victory for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 62 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.9 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 112 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 226-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 154 with 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Miss owns the country's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 56 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 77-69 winner as they battled Tulsa at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Golden Eagles got a 25-point performance from Jonathan Mills, who added 10 rebounds, as Southern Miss ran past Tulsa 77-69 on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Houston lost its last outing, a 72-48 result against Tulsa on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Houston was run off the court by the Golden Hurricane on Saturday as Tulsa routed them 72-48 at Reynolds Center.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After playing Tulsa are 5-2
After a win are 8-2

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Marshall are 4-3
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Golden Eagles at Cougars trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Miss is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games ,when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Southern Miss
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 22
Houston at Marshall, Wednesday, February 22

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