Middle Tennessee vs. Southern Miss - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-14) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (12-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Thursday at the Murphy Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 12-10 this season and they have lost their last two games. MTSU is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Reggie Upshaw Jr. leads the Blue Raiders averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jaqawn Raymond is averaging 6.9 points, and Darnell Harris is averaging 6.8 points. Middle Tennessee State is 9-2 at home and 5-4 in CUSA.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-14 this season and they have lost 11 of their last 12 games. Southern Miss is averaging 60.8 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 46.8 percent. Chip Aremelin leads the Golden Eagles averaging 14.5 points per game. Matt Bingaya is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Norville Carey is averaging 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Rasham Suarez is averaging 7.4 points. Southern Miss is 1-8 on the road and 1-8 in Conference USA.
Middle Tennessee State is 22-8-2 against the spread in their last 32 home games, 1-3-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Southern Miss is 3-7 against the spread against Conference USA, 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 games, and 0-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.
This looks to be a big number but it is actually about right and I look for the Middle Tennessee State to cover here.