We were very close to 2-0 sweep for our Wednesday underdogs that can cover, being right in one game for 40 minutes before falling in the dreaded overtime session. Oh the pain!
In the end, that just furthers our resolve in making college basketball picks, knowing we were that close and wanting to post up a couple winners for you as readers.
In reviewing the college basketball odds, we think we have a pair and honestly believe they can win outright!
Southern Miss is just 3-3 (2-2 ATS) and has alternated its wins and losses to this point. If you are positive thinker, the victories have come on the odd-numbered games, just like this one in South Alabama.
Oddsmakers sent the Golden Eagles out as +6 point underdogs on the overnight line, but they have drawn enough support to be lowered to +4.5 as of this morning.
The Jaguars are solid defensive club, holding opposing teams to 61.9 points a contest on 39.5 percent shooting. Offensively, South Alabama plays a very patient game, averaging just 52 attempts and this is likely done on purpose, since they only connect on 41.6 percent of their attempts.
Where Southern Miss can expose USA is make 44.4 percent of shot attempts and they are selective in their 19 three-point attempts on average, knocking down 37.5 percent. The Golden Eagles are also more careful with the ball, with just 11 turnovers a game compared to 18 for South Alabama.