Southern Miss @ Southern Illinois
Current Records: Southern Miss 4-4; Southern Illinois 4-3
What to Know
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are staying on the road Saturday to face off against the Southern Illinois Salukis at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 4 at Banterra Center. Neither the Golden Eagles nor SIU could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.
Southern Miss has to be aching after a bruising 85-55 loss to the South Alabama Jaguars on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, things were close when the Salukis and the Evansville Aces clashed on Wednesday, but SIU ultimately edged out the opposition 54-52.
Southern Miss have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 0-4 ATS when expected to lose.
Southern Miss is now 4-4 while SIU sits at 4-3. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Golden Eagles are stumbling into the matchup with the 36th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 64 on average. The Salukis have had an even harder time: they are 15th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 61.9 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Banterra Center — Carbondale, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $49.00
The Salukis are a big 10-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Salukis as a 10.5-point favorite.
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Southern Miss won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 07, 2019 – Southern Miss 72 vs. Southern Illinois 69