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 this past 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 suffered a grim 85-55 defeat to the South Alabama Jaguars this past Wednesday.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but this past Wednesday the Salukis sidestepped the Evansville Aces for a 54-52 win.
Southern Miss is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. 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. Two 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
Injury Report for Southern Illinois
No Injury Information
Injury Report for Southern Miss
- Tae Hardy: Game-Time Decision (Upper Body)