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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview

Southern Miss Golden EaglesRice Owls
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Rice Owls Odds


Southern Miss travels to Rice on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 11-4 record with a victory over the Owls.

The Owls currently sports a 3-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 11-4 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Owls produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 2-6 against the number.

View Southern Miss vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 13-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Eagles was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 342 (Owls) and the No. 23 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-55 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 192 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 347 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 98-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Southern Miss rates No. 181 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.6 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 135-41 winner at home against Dillard. The Golden Eagles blew out Dillard on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 135-41 win at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 92-62 loser as they battled Harvard on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point underdog. Rice was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Harvard and falling by a 92-62 score at Lavietes Pavilion.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Dillard are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Harvard are 0-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Golden Eagles at Owls trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Rice is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss home to Houston, Saturday, January 12
Rice at Tulsa, Saturday, January 12