LSU vs. Southern Miss - 12/29/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-5) at LSU Tigers (9-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Monday in Baton Rouge at the Pete Maravich Center in college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are off to a 9-2 start to the season and they have won their last six games. LSU is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Jarell Martin leads the Tigers averaging 16.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 15.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.5 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. LSU is 6-0 at home this season.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Southern Miss is averaging 58.1 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents shoot 47.4 percent. Matt Bingaya is averaging 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles. Chip Armelin is averaging 10.3 points, Norville Carey is averaging 8.4 points, and Rasham Suarez is averaging 7.6 points. Southern Miss is 0-4 on the road this season.
LSU is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2 against the spread against Conference USA, and 2-5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Southern Miss is 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games.
My free pick in this one will be on the total so please check back once the totals are posted and I will update this with my free pick.