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Southern Miss Golden Eagles home to Pirates in NCAAB betting action

East Carolina PiratesSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 8, 1:00 PM | FedExForum

East Carolina Pirates vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

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FedExForum features an NCAAB clash between the host Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the visiting East Carolina Pirates in college hoops action on Thursday.

It's a game in the Conference USA Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at FedExForum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Golden Eagles currently sports a 24-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-15 ATS. The Pirates are 15-15 and 10-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles produce a 17-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pirates have gone 10-12 against the number.

View East Carolina vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Southern Miss sat as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 78-ranked Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-71 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pirates rank No. 174 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Southern Miss’s No. 60 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Miss is college basketball's No. 141-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Pirates rate No. 71 with 7.4 per game.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 68-66 winner on the road against Rice. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates grabbed a 68-66 win over the Owls on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Darrius Morrow at FedExForum.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 79-75 loser on the road against Marshall. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Miss suffered a 79-75 loss against Marshall on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jonathan Mills in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.