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Nevada vs Southern Miss: Hawaii Bowl

Nevada Wolf PackSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Dec 24, 8:00 PM | Turf of Aloha Stadium

Nevada Wolf Pack vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


It's a rare Hawaii Bowl without the Hawaii Warriors playing, so it's Nevada against Southern Mississippi at Aloha Stadium in bowl betting action December 24.

The underdog has won this game outright the past four seasons, which would make Nevada the prediction here as a 6-point underdog. Also of note, 7 of the past 10 Hawaii Bowls have been high-scoring affairs that have played over the bowl betting total.

You have to wonder if the Southern Miss upset of unbeaten Houston in the C-USA title game was their high point and if they will fade here.

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The Golden Eagles currently sports a record of 11-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-5 ATS. The Wolf Pack are 7-5 and 5-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles post a 6-7 over under record this season, while the Wolf Pack have gone 6-6 against the number.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 37.8 PPG, against a Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 58 this week at 25.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles aerial game is averaging 263.2 yards per game, more than the Wolf Pack secondary allows through the air, 226.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wolf Pack own the league's No. 65-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174.2 yards per game when on the road. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Nevada, they were a 56-3 winner as they battled Idaho at home. Nevada covered in the match as a 19-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Southern Miss was a 49-28 winner in its last match on the road against Houston. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 77 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Wolf Pack at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Nevada is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nevada's last 6 games
Nevada is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Miss is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games