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Kansas State vs. Southern Mississippi - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (7-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (7-2)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -14 -- Over/Under: 128
TV Channel
FOX Sports
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Kansas State Wildcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bramlage Coliseum.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a statement victory after winning four of their last six games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 67 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Cortez Edwards is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 assists while Tyree Griffin is averaging 13.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Dominic Magee is the third double-digit scorer and LaDavius Draine is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 60.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have won two of their last three home games.

The Kansas State Wildcats need a bounce back win after splitting their last four games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 69.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 58.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Barry Brown is averaging 14.2 points and four rebounds while Dean Wade is averaging 13.6 points and 3.2 assists. Xavier Sneed is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is grabbing three rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have won all four home games this season.

The Golden Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Wildcats are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 5-2 in Golden Eagles last 7 road games. The under is 9-4 in Wildcats last 13 overall.

The Kansas State Wildcats continue to have trouble scoring, and they're shooting just 42.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are a battle tested team that just took Wichita State down to the wire and beat SMU on the road. Southern Miss is a balanced basketball team that's top-100 in field goal percentage and top-30 in points allowed. The Golden Eagles are no pushovers. With the way Kansas State has struggled a bit the last couple of weeks, the points with the road team is worth a look.

Pick:
Southern Miss Golden Eagles +14

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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