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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Drexel Dragons Betting Matchup Report

Drexel DragonsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
8-4January 03, 2014, 08:00 | Reed Green Coliseum12-2

Southern Miss looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Dragons pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 12-2 mark when they host Drexel in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Golden Eagles are 12-2 overall and 7-4 ATS, while the Dragons are 8-4 and 7-4 ATS. As for the totals, Southern Miss boasts a 5-5 on the OU, and Drexel is 4-7.

View Drexel Dragons vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Golden Eagles were listed as -6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 72 and the Dragons sitting at No. 81.

Drexel was a 55-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Dragons endured a 55-52 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Tavon Allen at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Southern Miss won its last outing, a 77-64 result against Rhode Island on December 28. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Neil Watson scored 14 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 77-64 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Miss's No. 131-ranked scoring average of 73.64 PPG, against a Dragons defense rated No. 69 and allowing 66.17 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 47.93% to date this season, more than the Dragons shooters have managed so far (41.7% per game).

Next up:
Drexel at William & Mary, Wednesday, January 8th
Southern Miss at North Texas, Thursday, January 9th