Southern Mississippi vs South Alabama Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/28/24

South Alabama (14-15) vs Southern Mississippi (16-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Mitchell Center)

Betting Odds: South Alabama -3.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the South Alabama Jaguars meet in college basketball action from the Mitchell Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out on top in Wednesday’s college basketball matchup from the Sun Belt? Let’s dive in and find out with our Southern Miss vs. South Alabama Prediction.

Southern Miss Team Preview

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles come into this one looking to build on an 82-71 win over Louisiana last time out. Austin Crowley leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 16.2 PPG and 3.3 APG along with 4.6 RPG while Victor Hart has 13.3 PPG with a team-high 6.6 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass. Donovan Ivory has 13.1 PPG with 4.4 RPG while Andre Curbelo has 13.3 PPG with 4.7 RPG and 4 APG in 9 games so far this season. As a team, Southern Miss is averaging 70.6 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 70.3% from the foul line this season.

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South Alabama Team Preview

The South Alabama Jaguars come into this game looking to rebound from a 95-78 loss to Arkansas State last time out. Isiah Gaiter leads the Jaguars in scoring with 13.4 PPG along with 3.5 RPG and 1.9 APG while Tyrell Jones has 12.2 PPG with 3.8 RPG. Maxwell Land has 10.1 PPG with 3.4 RPG in 9 games while Samuel Tabe has 11.9 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for South Alabama so far this season. Thomas Howell has a team-high 5.9 RPG to lead the Jaguars on the glass and Marcus Millender has a team-high 3.3 APG to lead South Alabama in assists up to this point in the year. As a team, South Alabama is averaging 73.9 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 75% from the foul line this season.

Southern Miss vs. South Alabama Prediction

I’m on South Alabama here. They’re the far stronger offensive unit in this matchup and the defense for the Jaguars has been a lot better as well. I think this one could get interesting and I trust South Alabama to hit their free throws and get enough stops to get the win and cover in this one. Give me South Alabama.

Chris’s Pick South Alabama -3.5

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