Postseason NIT - NCAA hoops odds preview - Charleston Southern vs. Southern Miss
Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Southern Miss Golden Eagles try to run the Charleston Southern Buccaneers off the court at Reed Green Coliseum in college hoops action.
This season, the Golden Eagles are 25-9 overall and 15-15-1 ATS ATS, while the Buccaneers are 19-12 and 0-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern Miss boasts a 15-12 on the OU, and Charleston Southern is 1-3.
The Buccaneers were listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Golden Eagles and the No. 62-rated Buccaneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-77 win for the Golden Eagles on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buccaneers is ranked No. 11 in NCAA hoops at 39.4 per game. Contrast that with Southern Miss’s No. 127 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Miss is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Charleston Southern rates No. 3 at 9.1 per game.
Defensively, Charleston Southern features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.
Charleston Southern was an 87-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Liberty. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Saah Nimley scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Buccaneers to a win (they lost 87-76 to Liberty at HTC Center on Sunday).
Southern Miss was a 91-79 loser in its last match on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Miss got 19 points from Daveon Boardingham but lost anyway, 91-79, to Memphis on Saturday at BOK Center.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Buccaneers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 7 games
Southern Miss is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 8 games at home