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Southern Miss Golden EaglesHouston Cougars
Dec 3, 12:00 PM | Grass of John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Houston Cougars Odds

10-2TEAM RECORD12-0

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are the only team left standing between the Houston Cougars and an undefeated regular season, a Conference USA Championship, and a BCS Bowl berth.

Houston is 12-0 SU and 10-2 ATS, including a perfect 6-0 ATS record at home. Southern Miss has given Houston trouble in the past though as they are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against the Cougars.

Case Keenum threw for 457 yards and five touchdowns in Houston’s blowout win over Tulsa last week.

The Cougars sit at 12-0 (10-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 10-2 (7-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 7-5 OU, and Southern Miss is 5-7 OU.

View Southern Miss vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 13-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cougars sit at No. 27 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Eagles are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 64-49.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 1-ranked offense (52.7 PPG) against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 25 at 20.5 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 449.7 yards per game, more than the Golden Eagles give up through the air (221 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Eagles own the league's No. 65-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174.2 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 66 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 44-7 winner as they battled Memphis at home. Southern Miss failed to cover in the match as a 37.5-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 48-16 winner as they battled Tulsa on the road. Houston covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 64 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Golden Eagles at Cougars trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games when playing Houston
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Southern Miss
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Southern Miss

 

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