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Florida International Golden Panthers face Southern Miss Golden Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Florida International Golden PanthersSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
13-15February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Reed Green Coliseum23-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Miss and Florida International on Thursday, with the host Golden Eagles trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Eagles sit at 23-5 (17-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Panthers are currently 13-15 (9-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Miss is 13-11 OU, and Florida International is 9-10 OU.

View Florida International Golden Panthers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

Southern Miss opened as -17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 168-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 77-65 loser as they battled Tulsa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Golden Panthers got 19 points from Tymell Murphy, but it was Tulsa that prevailed in a 77-65 final on Saturday at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Southern Miss was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Aaron Brown scored 24 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 77-68 victory over Texas El Paso at Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 73.07 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 152 at 70.54 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 46.79% so far, more than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.38% per game.

A few Golden Panthers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 6 games
Florida International is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
Southern Miss is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games
Southern Miss is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Florida International home to Tulane, Sunday, March 2nd
Southern Miss at Florida Atlantic, Sunday, March 2nd