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NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Miss vs. McNeese State

Southern Miss Golden EaglesMcNeese State Cowboys
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Burton Coliseum

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds

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The Cowboys hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles pay a visit to Burton Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

McNeese State will face the 12-2 Golden Eagles, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Miss vs McNeese State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 56 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 79-65.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits McNeese State's No. 255-ranked offense, averaging 64 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 64 at 61.4 PPG. The Cowboys field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Miss owns the country's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 58 points per game on the highway. McNeese State, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

Southern Miss was an 80-49 winner in its last match at home against Alcorn State. The battle between the Golden Eagles and Braves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alcorn State was handed an 80-49 defeat on Thursday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for McNeese State, they were an 82-62 loser as they battled New Mexico State on the road. McNeese State was run off the court by the Aggies on Wednesday as New Mexico State routed them 82-62 at Pan American Center.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-1
Before playing East Carolina are 4-6
After playing Alcorn State are 5-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Eagles at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Southern Miss home to East Carolina, Wednesday, January 4
McNeese State at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, January 7

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