Troy Trojans vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-4) at Troy Trojans (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will travel to play the Troy Trojans in a non-conference game.
The Troy Trojans are 3-3 and are coming off of a loss to Idaho by a score of 69-63. Troy went on a 17-2 run to make it a game late, but it wasn’t enough as Idaho survived the comeback attempt. Wesley Person led Troy with 27 points, while adding 5 rebounds. John Walton III had 16 points and 8 rebounds for Troy. Troy was out rebounded by a total of 42-35 and had only 7 assists in their defeat. Troy is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 76.4 points per game. Troy is also averaging 40 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Wesley Person is leading Troy with 19 points per game. Jordan Varnado is averaging 17.7 points per game and 7.3 assists per game. Troy is shooting 66.2% on free throws, 25.6% on three-pointes, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are 0-4 and are coming off of a loss to Morehead State by a score of 61-46. Southern Miss only managed 16 points in the first half, which contributed to this 15-point loss. Robert Thomas III led Southern Miss with 13 points in this game. Michael Ramey had 11 points and 4 rebounds for Southern Miss. Southern Miss was out rebounded by a total of 43-24 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Southern Miss is averaging 58.3 points per game while giving up 68.7 points per game. Southern Miss is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Khari Price leads Southern Miss with 10 points per game, while also having 4 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per game. Southern Miss is shooting 71.6% on free throws, 31.6% on three-pointers, and 35.4% on all field goal attempts.
Southern Miss is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. Southern Miss is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the Southern Miss last 5 road games. Troy is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. Troy is 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 home games. The under is 5-1 in Troy’s last 6 games against C-USA.
Southern Miss will be looking for their first victory of the season, but they will have to find more offense if they want that to happen. Troy is out scoring Southern Miss by 20 points per game and also has a rebounding advantage over Southern Miss. Troy is the better team and I am sticking with them to win by a good margin.