Postseason NIT - Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs BYU Cougars Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
BYU Cougars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Miss vs BYU battle Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Golden Eagles are 27-9 so far on the season, and 16-16-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 23-11 and 15-17-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Miss go 16-13 and the Cougars go 12-14-2 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 54-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 82-79 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 22 in NCAA hoops at 38.6 per game. Contrast that with Southern Miss’s No. 126 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Miss is the No. 115-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while BYU rates No. 212 at 5.8 per game.
Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 273-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.
BYU won its last outing, a 90-71 result against Mercer on March 25. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Brandon Davies scored 26 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for BYU on Monday, leading the Cougars to a 90-71 victory over Mercer at Marriott Center.
In their last action, Southern Miss was a 63-52 winner at home against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles got 13 points from Dwayne Davis as Southern Miss ran past Louisiana Tech 63-52 on Monday at Reed Green Coliseum.
A few Cougars at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
BYU is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 10 games at home