Southern Mississippi vs Louisiana Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/1/24

Louisiana-Lafayette (17-12) vs Southern Mississippi (16-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Cajundome)

Betting Odds: Louisiana -7.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in college basketball action from the Cajundome on Friday night. Who comes out ahead in Friday night’s Sun Belt action? Let’s dive in and find out with our Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Prediction.

Southern Miss Team Preview

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles come into this game looking to rebound from a 73-70 loss to South Alabama in their last matchup. Austin Crowley leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and assists with 16 PPG and 3.3 APG along with 4.5 RPG while Victor Hart has 13.1 PPG with a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Golden Eagles on the glass. Donovan Ivory has 13.1 PPG with 4.4 RPG while Andre Curbelo has 14.5 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 3.6 APG in 10 games so far this season. Victor Iwuakor also has 9.5 PPG with 6.1 RPG this season. As a team, Southern Miss is averaging 70.5 PPG on 42.6% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 70.5% from the foul line this season.

Louisiana Team Preview

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns come into this game looking to snap a four-game losing streak after an 87-73 loss to Troy last time out. Kobe Julien leads the Cajuns in scoring with 17.4 PPG along with 4.7 RPG while Joe Charles has 11.6 PPG with a team-high 9.6 RPG to lead the Cajuns on the glass this season. Themus Fulks has 10.6 PPG with 2.8 RPG and a team-high 4.4 APG to lead the Cajuns in assists and Hosana Kitenge has 11.8 PPG and 6.6 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Louisiana up to this point in the year. As a team, Louisiana is averaging 76.2 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 73.1% from the foul line this season.

Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Prediction

I’m on Southern Miss here. Louisiana looks like they’re falling apart at the worst possible time and I’m not going to jump back on with them just because they’re laying points here. Southern Miss just won the last matchup between these two teams a week ago, and while I’m not sure they win again, I do think they keep it respectable and keep it within the number. Give me Southern Miss and the points.

Chris’s Pick Southern Miss +7.5

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