Southern Mississippi vs Middle Tennessee College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/15/21

Southern Mississippi vs Middle Tennessee College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/15/21 Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5) at Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (5-6)

College Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

The Line: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +1 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the Reed Green Coliseum.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders need a win after splitting their last six games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 62.4 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Donovan Sims is averaging 9.5 points and one rebound while Deandre Dishman is averaging eight points and 4.5 rebounds. Jordan Davis is dishing 1.5 assists and Dontrell Shuler is grabbing three rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 23.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 63.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 40.6 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 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

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The Blue Raiders are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-1 in Blue Raiders last 11 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Golden Eagles last 15 overall. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are one of the worst offensive teams in the country and they've had no success against the number dating back to last season. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are in a bit of a funk right now, but they're the better team here, and they've shown far and away more promise offensively. In a near pick em, Southern Miss has to be the play here. 

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Randy’s Pick Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +1

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