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Golden Eagles host Mustangs in Week 8 action

Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Oct 22, 8:00 PM | Turf of MM Roberts Stadium

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


Southern Miss looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Mustangs point spread this week and improve its overall 5-1 mark when they host Southern Methodist in Week 8 action.

The Mustangs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 4-2 ATS. Southern Methodist is 3-3 on the totals; Southern Miss is 2-4.

View Southern Methodist vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Eagles - Mustangs odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to power ranks. Southern Miss is rated No. 50 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Mustangs sit at No. 59. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 45-42 win for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 19-ranked offense (38.7 PPG) against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 23 at 20 PPG. The Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 262.7 yards per game, more than the Mustangs give up through the air (234.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Mustangs feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 116 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

Southern Methodist was a 38-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Florida. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.

Southern Miss was a 63-35 winner in its last match on the road against Navy. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 98 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Southern Methodist's last 12 games
Southern Methodist is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Southern Miss's last 15 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, Saturday, October 29
Southern Miss at Texas El Paso, Saturday, October 29