Check out our free Louisiana-Lafayette vs Southern Miss pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Hattiesburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs Southern Miss Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Ragin’ Cajuns vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Southern Miss Golden Eagles
- Where: Hattiesburg at Reed Green Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette +2.5, LOULAF +120 | SOUMIS -149 O/U 147.5
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will be looking to pick up their 25th win of the season and are in the middle of a 10 game win streak. So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 9-4. For the season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ragin’ Cajuns being +2.5 point underdogs.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 19.87 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.73% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.22 rebounds per game and 2.04 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 14.83 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 42.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Lafayette this season, as they are currently ranked 195th in college basketball at 71.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 197th in the NCAA.
Golden Eagles Preview:
Through 25 games, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have an overall record of 21-4. Currently, the Golden Eagles have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 13-0. The Golden Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Southern Miss has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 14-1.
Southern Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Austin Crowley who is averaging 17.44 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Crowley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Felipe Haase who has hit 46.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.8 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Southern Miss this season, as they are currently ranked 396th in college basketball at 64.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 407th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Southern Miss as a team is just 296th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Eagles to come out on top and cover.