Check out our free Southern Miss vs Troy pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Troy. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Southern Miss vs Troy Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Golden Eagles vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Troy Trojans
- Where: Troy at Trojan Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Southern Miss +1.5, SOUMIS +104 | TROY -127 O/U 138.0
Golden Eagles Preview:
Southern Miss will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 19-4. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 6-4. So far, the Golden Eagles have been the underdog 6 times, going 3-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Southern Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Austin Crowley who is averaging 17.61 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 45.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.48 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.
Troy will take the floor against the Golden Eagles with an overall record of 13-10. So far this season, Troy has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Trojans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Troy has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5.
Troy’s leading scorer this season is Christyon Eugene, who is averaging 12.14 points per contest. So far, Eugene has accounted for 15.2% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.18 rebounds per game and 2.77 assists. Xavier Williams is the second leading scorer for the Trojans, averaging 11.17 points per game. Between him and Williams, they are accounting for 29.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 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 Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +1.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Troy Trojans are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1.5. However, we anticipate Southern Miss putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Trojans as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Golden Eagles to cover.