Texas State vs Southern Mississippi Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Southern Mississippi (16-15) vs Texas State (15-17)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

Betting Odds: Southern Mississippi +1.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the 2nd Round of the Sun Belt Tournament on Thursday evening at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. Texas State has won four games in a row, while Southern Miss has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Texas State vs Southern Miss prediction. 

Texas State Preview

The Texas State Bobcats are 15-17 (7-11) this season after they defeated Old Dominion in overtime by a score of 92-83 in their last game. Texas State trailed 38-28 at the half, but they scored 46 second half points to force overtime, where they were able to get the win. The Bobcats shot 44.3% from the field and were -7 in rebounding margin in the game. Texas State has also defeated Troy, ULM, and Georgia State during this four game winning streak. The Bobcats are scoring 69.6 points per game with 35.8 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game, while allowing 70.4 points against per game this year. Jordan Mason is averaging 12.6 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Texas State is shooting 44% from the field, 68.8% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers this season. 

Southern Miss Preview

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 16-15 (9-9) this year after they lost to Louisiana by a score of 77-61 in their last game. Southern Miss trailed 39-23 at halftime, but did score 38 points in the second half in the loss. The Golden Eagles shot 40% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Southern Miss lost to South Alabama by a score of 73-70 in the game prior to Louisiana, but they did beat Louisiana at home before that. The Golden Eagles are scoring 70.2 points per game with 37.1 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, while giving up 70.9 points against per game this season. Austin Crowley is averaging 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Southern Miss is shooting 42.5% from the field, 70.3% on free throws, and 32.9% on three pointers this year. 

Texas State vs Southern Miss Betting Prediction

Texas State was able to pick up a huge overtime win in the first round of the tournament and they will look to extend their winning streak here. The Bobcats have won four games in a row and they have scored at least 73 points in four of their last five. Southern Miss finished the regular season with a 9-9 record, but they have lost three of their last four games. Texas State won the first meeting between these teams by a score of 60-55, while Southern Miss won the second by a score of 78-74. Texas State is the slightly better shooting team and they are playing much better right now, so give me the Bobcats here. 

David’s Pick Texas State ML

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