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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers home to Southern Miss Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Southern Miss Golden EaglesWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
9-1December 18, 2013, 08:00 | EA Diddle Arena5-4

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers try to run the Southern Miss Golden Eagles off the court at EA Diddle Arena in college hoops action.

The Hilltoppers bring a 5-4 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-1 Golden Eagles, who are 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Kentucky go 2-4-1 so far and the Golden Eagles go 2-4.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 153-rated Southern Miss taking on the No. 102-rated Hilltoppers in this contest.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 96-60 winner as they battled St. Catharine at home. Southern Miss cruised to victory on Saturday, running St. Catharine out of the gym and running up a 96-60 score at Reed Green Coliseum.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 79-63 loser on the road against Louisville. They covered the 22-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky got 22 points from T.J. Price but lost anyway, 79-63, to Louisville on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 63.56 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 20 at 61.7 PPG. The Hilltoppers field goal percentage has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.72% per game.

Next up:
Southern Miss home to Coppin State, Friday, December 20th
Western Kentucky at Murray State, Saturday, December 21st