Southern Mississippi vs UTEP College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/1/21

Southern Mississippi vs UTEP College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/1/21 Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

UTEP Miners (4-2) at Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (4-3)

College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

The Line: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UTEP Miners and Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the Reed Green Coliseum.

The UTEP Miners look for a win after splitting their last four games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 76.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Souley Boum is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Bryson Williams is averaging 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds. Christian Agnew is the third double-digit scorer and Keonte Kennedy is grabbing five rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 63.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. LaDavius Draine is averaging 12 points and 4.6 rebounds while Jaron Pierre Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 1.5 assists. Tae Hardy is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Stevenson is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 56.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.

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The Miners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 11-5 in Miners last 16 overall. The under is 6-1 in Golden Eagles last 7 overall. The favorite is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.

The UTEP Miners are probably the better team here, but it's the Southern Miss Golden Eagles who are playing their best ball of the season right now and have an edge on the defensive side. The home team has also won each of the last 10 meetings between UTEP and Southern Miss. The home team has also covered 23 of the last 27 meetings between these clubs. Give me Southern Miss and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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