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Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Feb 29, 8:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD23-6

Southern Miss looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Mustangs pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 23-6 mark when they host Southern Methodist in college basketball action.

Southern Miss battles the Mustangs, currently sitting with a 12-17 mark (10-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-10 for the Golden Eagles and 11-14 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 206-ranked Mustangs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-64 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 71.6 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 22 at 59.8 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 61.8 points per game on the highway. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 62-59 result against Houston on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Robert Nyakundi scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 62-59 to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday).

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 58-56 winner at home against Rice. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 58-56 win over the Owls on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Neil Watson at Reed Green Coliseum.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Marshall are 6-2
After playing Rice are 3-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Mustangs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 8 games
Southern Miss is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
Southern Miss is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, March 3
Southern Miss at Marshall, Saturday, March 3