Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-7) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Thursday at Reed Green Coliseum in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-9 this season and they have lost their last six games. Southern Miss is averaging 60.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 47.5 percent. Matt Bingaya leads the Golden Eagles averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Chip Armelin is averaging 12.8 points, Norville Carey is averaging 9.1 points, and Rasham Suarez is averaging 6.4 points. Southern Miss is 5-2 at home this season.
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 9-7 this season and they have won their last two games. MTSU is averaging 60.3 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Reggie Upshaw Jr. is averaging 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 8.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, Marcus Tarrance is averaging 7.1 points, and Jaqawn Raymond is averaging 6.9 points. Midddle Tennessee State is 2-3 on the road this season.
Southern Miss is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 0-4 against the spread against CUSA, and 4-1 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Middle Tennessee State is 8-25 against the spread in their last 33 road games, 2-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-7 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
Southern Miss just hasn’t been strong this season and MTSU should have no issue covering here.