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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will try to cover the point spread at Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Southern Mississippi sat as 2.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles currently sport a 7-15 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-8 ATS. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 11-12 and 7-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles produce a 7-10-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have gone 9-10-2 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 287-ranked Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the No. 148-rated Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Mississippi's No. 201-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 189-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Mississippi rates No. 230 in the country with 5.95 per game, while their foes tonight, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rank No. 185 nationally with 6.74 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Justin Johnson in a losing cause in their 76-67 loss to Louisiana Tech on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles grabbed a 91-76 win over the Thundering Herd on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Quinton Campbell at Reed Green Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Marshall, Saturday, February 11th
Southern Mississippi at UTSA, Thursday, February 9th