Western Kentucky vs. Southern Miss - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-19) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Thursday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 62.2 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43 percent shooting. Kourtlin Jackson is averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Khari Price is averaging 10.2 points and 4.6 assists. Raheem Watts is grabbing three rebounds and Quinton Campbell is dishing one assist. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Eagles are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have lost four straight road games.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 74.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Aaron Cosby is averaging 12.4 points and two assists. Fredrick Edmond is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Chris McNeal is dishing 3.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hilltoppers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won eight of their last 12 home games.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Western Kentucky isn't good or consistent enough to lay this much chalk. Southern Miss hasn't won much lately but has covered five of its last seven games. I'll take a shot with the points here.