Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (1-3) at Lamar Cardinals (1-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Montagne Center)
The Line: Lamar Cardinals -3.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Lamar Cardinals meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Montagne Center.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles need a win here to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 61 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jaron Pierre Jr. is averaging 14.7 points and six rebounds while Tyler Stevenson is averaging 12 points and 1.3 assists. LaDavius Draine is the third double-digit scorer and Tae Hardy is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 46.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Lamar Cardinals look for another win to rebound from a 1-4 record. The Lamar Cardinals are averaging 56.4 points on 37.1 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Davion Buster is averaging 16 points and four rebounds while Anderson Kopp is averaging 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Avery Sullivan is the third double-digit scorer and Quinlan Bennett is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Lamar Cardinals are shooting 24.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Lamar Cardinals are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Golden Eagles last 7 road games. The under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 home games.
I'm not running to the window to bet on either of these teams, but I'm certainly not laying chalk with the Lamar Cardinals, who are one of the worst offensive teams in the country right now and have gotten smacked around a lot this season. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are the better offensive team here, and they've gotten better in their last couple of games. Wouldn't be shocked if Southern Miss won this game outright.