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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in Battle with Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will hit the floor running against the away Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as -16.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sport a record of 9-5 and 8-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have 7-7 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and 5-4 for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 86-rated Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the No. 313-ranked Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Mississippi is ranked No. 253 in NCAA basketball at 31.86 per game. Contrast that with Western Kentucky's No. 203 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Kentucky is the No. 243-ranked team in the country at 5.64 per game, while Southern Mississippi rates No. 202 at 6.71 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Mississippi suffered a 85-66 loss against Marshall on Thursday, getting 19 points from Tyree Griffin in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.

Western Kentucky got 16 points from Justin Johnson en route to a 69-68 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Mississippi is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Southern Mississippi is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Southern Mississippi is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Western Kentucky is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Western Kentucky is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Mississippi home to UTEP, Thursday, January 4th
Western Kentucky at Marshall, Saturday, January 6th