Rice vs. Southern Miss - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-13) at Rice Owls (7-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)
The Line: Rice Owls -7 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Rice Owls and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Saturday Conference USA college basketball action.
The Rice Owls are 7-15 this season and the have lost four of their last five games. Rice is averaging 75.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 83 points and their opponents are shooting 50.1 percent. Marcus Evans leads the Owls averaging 19.6 points per game. Egor Koulechov is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, Marquez Letcher-Ellis is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Connor Cashaw is averaging 8.5 points. Rice is 6-6 at home and 2-7 in Conference USA.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 7-13 this season and they are coming off of a loss to North Texas that ended a two game winning streak. Southern Miss is averaging 59.9 points per game and they are shooting 38.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Kourtlin Jackson leads the Golden Eagles averaging 11.8 points per game. Khari Rice is averaging 10.3 points, Eddie Davis III is averaging 9.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Raheem Watts is averaging 6.8 points. Southern Miss is 2-7 on the road and 4-5 in CUSA.
Rice is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Southern Miss is 8-2 against the spread following a loss and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points to be laying for a team like Rice so I will take them with Southern Miss.