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Postseason NIT - Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Southern Miss Golden EaglesMinnesota Golden Gophers
29-6March 25, 2014, 09:00 | Williams Arena22-13

Southern Miss pays a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to send the Golden Gophers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Williams Arena in Postseason NIT betting odds action.

Minnesota was favored by 4.5 points in early NIT wagering at BetOnline.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 29-6 and 21-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Gophers are at 22-13 and 14-16-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 13-18, while the Golden Eagles have a 15-16 mark.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

The Golden Gophers sit at No. 248 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 52 on the same chart.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 71-63 winner as they battled Missouri on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Golden Eagles got 18 points from Neil Watson as Southern Miss ran past Missouri 71-63 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Minnesota was a 63-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Gophers grabbed a 63-55 win over the Gaels on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Joey King at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 119-rated offensive output, at 71.49 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 25 allowing on average 62.83 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 44.63% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.41% per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Southern Miss is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home