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Southern Miss vs Arkansas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Red Wolves Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Arkansas State Red Wolves
  • Where: Jonesboro at First National Bank Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Southern Miss -6, SOUMIS -269 | ARKST +210 O/U 130.5

Golden Eagles Preview:

Southern Miss will take the floor against the Red Wolves with an overall record of 14-4. So far, the Golden Eagles have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. This season, Southern Miss has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Southern Miss has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.

Southern Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Austin Crowley who is averaging 17.33 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 14.78 points per game.

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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.

Red Wolves Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Southern Miss, the Arkansas State Red Wolves will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 9-9. So far this season, Arkansas State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. For the season, Arkansas State has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Wolves being +6 point underdogs.

Arkansas State’s leading scorer this season is Caleb Fields, who is averaging 11.89 points per contest. So far, Fields has accounted for 18.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.61 assists. Omar El-Sheikh is the second leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 11.17 points per game. Between him and El-Sheikh, they are accounting for 35.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Arkansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 211th in college basketball at 70.9 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 Red Wolves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 411th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -6

Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Southern Miss Golden Eagles as the -6 point favorites over the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Golden Eagles’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Arkansas State struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Southern Miss also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Southern Miss laying the points.

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