The Texas State Bobcats and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Southern Miss is listed as a 7.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -350. The total for this game is set at 129.5 points.
For Texas State, Mason Harrell is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while Southern Miss doesn’t have any new names popping up on the injury report coming into this game.
These two teams have not met on the hardwood prior to this game.
Texas State is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Southern Miss is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 home games against a team with a winning road record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m sticking with Southern Miss here. I get why the points with Texas State are worth a look, but the Bobcats tend to rely on their defense a bit too much for my liking and as good as their defense can be, last time I checked, you have to be able to score more than the other team to win games. Southern Miss has done a really good job at putting teams away this season, especially at home, so I’ll side with Southern Miss laying the points here.