Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (4-2) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-5)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a non-conference game on Friday night.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 0-5 and are coming off of a loss to Troy by a score of 69-59. Southern Miss gave up an early 13-0 run and never recovered as Troy maintained the lead. Kourtlin Jackson led Southern Miss with 15 points in this game. Keljin Blevins added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Southern Miss. Southern Miss was out rebounded by a total of 44-34 and had 10 assists in their defeat. Southern Miss is averaging 58.4 points per game while giving up 68.8 points per game. Southern Miss is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Khari Price is averaging 9.4 points per game and 3 assists per game. Keljin Blevins is averaging 7.6 points per game and 5 rebounds per game. Southern Miss is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 30.8% on three-pointers, and 35.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-2 and are coming off of a win against Notre Dame by a score of 74-73. Alabama hit a layup to take the lead with 8 seconds left, which led to the Alabama victory. Shannon Hale had 19 points and 5 rebounds for Alabama. Retin Obasohan added 19 points and 5 assists for Alabama. Alabama won the rebounding battle by a total of 34-32 and had 11 assists in their victory. Alabama is averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 72.3 points per game. Alabama is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Shannon Hale is averaging 13.7 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for Alabama. Dazon Ingram is averaging 8.2 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Alabama. Alabama is shooting 65.9% on free throws, 31.5% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
Alabama is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against C-USA. Alabama is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Alabama’s last 6 games against C-USA. Southern Miss is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Southern Miss is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the SEC. The under is 4-1 in the Southern Miss last 5 games overall.
Southern Miss has played very poorly to open this season and has only managed to score more than 60 points once this season. Alabama is coming off of a huge win against Notre Dame and will have all of the momentum. Alabama is the better team here and I expect them to win in a blowout.