Alabama vs. Southern Miss - 11/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -9.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Alabama Crimson are off to a 2-0 start blowing out Towson and Western Carolina. Alabama is averaging 81 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent and 22.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc while their opponents are averaging 64 points and shoot 39.4 percent. Levi Randolph is averaging 17 points and 8.0 rebounds, Shannon Hale is averaging 12 points, Ricky Tarrant is averaging 11.5 points, and Rodney Cooper is averaging 10 points. Alabama has a slight edge in rebounding over their opponents 34-31.5.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are off to a 2- start knocking off William Carey and then beating South Alabama. Sothern Miss is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 41.2 percent from the floor and 23.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 59 points and their opponents shoot 37.1 percent. Matt Bingaya is averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, Shadell Millinghaus is averaging 15 points, and Chip Armelin is averaging 12 points and 6.0 rebounds. Southern Miss has dominated the boards 42-25.
Alabama is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, and 0-4 against the spread against Conference USA. Southern Miss is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and I like the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.