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Troy vs Southern Miss Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Trojans vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Troy Trojans at Southern Miss Golden Eagles
  • Where: Hattiesburg at Reed Green Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: Troy +3.5, TROY +140 | SOUMIS -175 O/U 142.0

Trojans Preview:

Through 13 games, the Troy Trojans have an overall record of 8-5. So far, the Trojans have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. For the season, Troy has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trojans being +3.5 point underdogs.

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Troy’s leading scorer this season is Christyon Eugene who is averaging 12.62 points per contest. So far, Eugene has accounted for 15.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.69 rebounds per game and 2.62 assists. Nelson Phillips is the second leading scorer for the Trojans, averaging 11.92 points per game. Between him and Phillips, they are accounting for 30.0% 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 that 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.

Golden Eagles Preview:

Through 13 games, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have an overall record of 11-2. Currently, the Golden Eagles have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Golden Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Southern Miss has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.

Southern Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Felipe Haase who is averaging 16.15 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Haase 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 gameplan is the play of Austin Crowley who has hit 46.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.15 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 that 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: Troy Trojans +3.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Southern Miss as the favorites with a line coming in at -3.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Troy Trojans to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Southern Miss at 5.36 made 3’s per game compared to Troy at 8.0. Look for Troy to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Golden Eagles.

 


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