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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at EA Diddle Arena against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were listed as -12-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday, as the Golden Eagles are 15-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hilltoppers are 12-13 ATS. Southern Miss is 10-14 against the total, while Western Kentucky is 13-12 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 156 (Western Kentucky) and the No. 172 (Southern Miss) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 50-rated squad against Southern Miss's No. 252-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 162 in the country with 6.66 per game, while their foes tonight, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles rank No. 39 nationally with 8.59 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kourtlin Jackson scored 27 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 81-70 victory over North Texas at Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers endured a 71-67 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Justin Johnson at Bartow Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Miss is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Miss is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
  • Southern Miss is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Miss at Marshall, Saturday, March 5th
Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, March 5th