Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-5) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to play the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a C-USA game on Saturday.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are 5-11 (2-3) and are coming off of a win against Florida International by a score of 66-60. Southern Miss has lost 3 of their last 5 games and is tied for 7th in the conference standings. Southern Miss is averaging 59.6 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Southern Miss is also averaging 32.7 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Kourtlin Jackson is averaging 11.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Southern Miss. Khari Price is averaging 9.8 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 32.8% on three-pointers, and 39.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 13-5 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to Florida Atlantic by a score of 63-61. Louisiana Tech has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is also tied for 7th in the conference standings. Louisiana Tech is averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Louisiana Tech is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Alex Hamilton is averaging 18.2 points per game and 5.8 assists per game for Louisiana Tech. Erik McCree is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech is shooting 65.8% on free throws, 32.3% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
Louisiana Tech is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. Louisiana Tech is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Louisiana Tech’s last 5 road games. Southern Miss is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. Southern Miss is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 9-4 in the Southern Miss last 13 games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Southern Miss really struggles to score consistently, but plays strong defense. Louisiana Tech is a much higher scoring team and has the big edge in rebounding. Southern Miss has played poorly this season, while Louisiana Tech will be looking for their 14th win. I am picking Louisiana Tech here.