Western Kentucky at Southern Miss: 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Western Kentucky at Southern Miss: 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (6-17) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-11)

Game Info: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +11 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Reed Green Coliseum. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2020 and western Kentucky won 75-72. 

Western Kentucky comes into this game with a 14-11 record overall and they have gone 11-11-1 against the spread. In the last game against UTSA, Western Kentucky’s defense was good giving up only 34 points and that led to the victory. Western Kentucky is averaging 76.2 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. Dayvion McKnight has been the top player for Western Kentucky averaging 15 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles who sit with a 6-17 record and they have gone 8-13 against the spread. In the last game against UAB the defense really struggled giving up 84 points and that led to the blowout defeat. Southern Miss is averaging 62.9 points while their defense is giving up 72.4 points per game. Tyler Stevenson has been the top player for Southern Miss averaging 15 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line. In this game, Southern Miss is going to need the defense to be strong. 

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Southern Miss is 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games following three or more consecutive road games. The under is 5-0 in Southern Miss' last five home games. The under is 4-1 in Western Kentucky’s last five games following a straight up win.  Southern Miss is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record. 

Southern Miss has had some major issues covering spreads and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for Southern Miss’s defense to struggle to slow down Western Kentucky and that is going to be the difference as the Hilltoppers cruise to the victory. Back Western Kentucky to come away with a victory. 

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Shane’s Pick Western Kentucky -11

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