Marshall at Southern Miss: 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Marshall at Southern Miss: 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (6-20) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (10-17)

Game Info: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +5 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at Reed Green Coliseum. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2020 and it was Marshall that won 72-58. 

Marshall comes into this game with a 10-17 record overall and they have gone 6-17-2 against the spread. In the last game against the Charlotte 49ers, Marshall gave up 99 points, and that led to the 15 point defeat. Marshall is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 77.3 points per game. Taevion Kinsey has been the top player for Marshall averaging 19.2 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 16.2 percent from the field. If Marshall wants to close the season strong, they are going to need the defense to be very good. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles who sit with a 6-20 record and they have gone 9-15 against the spread. Southern Miss has a defense that has been an issue, and in the last game against UTEP they gave up 84 points. Southern Miss is averaging 64.3 points while their defense is giving up 74.4 points per game. Tyler Stevenson has been the best player for Southern Miss averaging 14.5 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Marshall is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games. The over is 6-0 in Southern Miss' last six games. The over is 3-0-1 in Marshall’s last four road games against a team with a losing home record. The over is 5-1 in Marshall’s last six road games against a team with a home winning percentage less than .400. 

Even though Marshall hasn’t had the best season, they are still the better team in this matchup, even on the road. Marshall is a strong offensive team, and they are going to run up the score in this game. Southern Miss will find some offensive success, but not enough to keep this game close. Back Marshall against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Marshall -5

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