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Rhode Island Rams vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/28/13

Southern Miss Golden Eagles (11-2) at Rhode Island Rams (7-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)

The Line: Rhode Island Rams +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: OSN

The Rhode Island Rams and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in college basketball actions.

The Rhode Island Rams won last time out to end a three game losing streak as they knocked off UNH. URI has played the 326th ranked schedule and it will get much tougher when they start A-10 play. Xavier Munford is the Rams leading scorer averaging 14.8 pojnts per game. Gilvydas Biruta is averaging 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, E.C. Mathews is averaging 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds, and Jarelle Reischel is averaging 16.9 points. Rhode Island is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor. This looks to be a down year for Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Rams vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/28/13

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are off to an impressive 11-2 start to the year and they have played the 185th ranked schedule. USM is 3-2 on the road this season with one loss coming to Western Kentucky and the other to Louisville. Neil Watson is leading the Golden Eagles averaging 11.9 points and 4.0 assists. Daveon Boardingham is averaging 10.9 points, Michael Craig is averaging 9.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Aaron Brown is averaging 9.5 points. Southern Miss is averaging 73.4 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Southern Miss could be a factor in Conference USA this season.

Rhode Island is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 17-35-2 against the spread following a win. Southern Miss is 6-13-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 road games, and 6-14-1 against the spread in their last 21 Saturday games.

The line here looks to be way too light as Southern Miss should cruise to the win. 

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Southern Miss Golden Eagles -4

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