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Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Mississippi - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (8-4) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (10-3)
Date & Time Saturday December 29, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will meet up in college basketball action on Saturday. 

Southern Miss enters this game at 8-4 on the year. The Eagles are 2-2 in their last four outings, with losses to Wichita State and Kansas State and wins over Milksops and South Dakota. 

In the Coyotes game, Southern Miss’ Cortez Edwards popped a double-double with his 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tyree Griffin was also in double-figures for the Eagles on 12 points, four assists and three rebounds. 

Over on the Louisiana Tech side, they’re currently 10-3 this season. The Bulldogs have taken out HBU, Prairie View, SFA, MS Valley, Louisiana and Texas A&M-CC since their last loss. 

In the Islanders game, LA Tech’s Amorie Archibald led the way on 21 points, five rebounds and two assists. Anthony Duruji added 14 points with eight rebounds and JaColby Pemberton managed 11 points with seven rebounds. 

Southern Miss is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven following an ATS win and the under is 4-0 in the last four road games. 

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight overall. LA Tech is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games and the over is 7-1 in their last eight overall. 

Looking at Southern Miss’ last three games, they’re not exactly lighting up the scoreboard. That seems to happen often when they’re facing anything but sub-par competition right now. 

As for LA Tech, they’re on a nice run and I don’t see them having a lot of difficulties here. I’m going with the Bulldogs.

Pick:
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -3.5

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