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Southern Miss Golden Eagles face Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Southern Miss Golden EaglesTulsa Golden Hurricane
Jan 26, 4:05 PM | Reynolds Center

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

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Reynolds Center will host Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Golden Hurricane are 12-8 so far on the season, and 10-6 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 16-4 and 12-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tulsa go 6-7 and the Golden Eagles go 5-8 on the totals.

View Southern Miss vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Tulsa in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Hurricane - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulsa is rated No. 103 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Miss is at No. 21. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-68 win for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tulsa's No. 120-rated squad against Southern Miss's No. 183-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 232 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 124 nationally with 6.6 per match.

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.6 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 273 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 102-46 winner at home against Marshall. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Eagles and Thundering Herd didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Marshall was handed a 102-46 defeat on Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were an 87-72 winner as they battled Houston on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Scottie Haralson scored 19 points leading the Golden Hurricane to an 87-72 victory over Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UAB are 7-3
After playing Marshall are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 9-1
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Golden Eagles at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Southern Miss is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games when playing Southern Miss
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Miss
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss at UAB, Saturday, February 2
Tulsa at Memphis, Saturday, February 2