Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (3-3)
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars 10/17/23 – The NCAAF Week 8 promises to deliver thrilling action as Southern Miss Golden Eagles, with a challenging 1-5 standing, take on the balanced South Alabama Jaguars, who sit at 3-3. This match-up is slated for October 17th at the Hancock Whitney Stadium. With both teams vying for a crucial win, this game is pivotal to their season progression. For those seeking top-rated NCAAF free picks today, this clash serves as an intriguing option.
For the Golden Eagles, Frank Gore Jr. has emerged as a strong performer with an impressive 7.1 yards per rush attempt. His ability to break through defenses is evident with a longest rush of 59 yards, and he’s managed to secure 2 touchdowns this season. On the receiving end, Jakarius Caston stands out with 21 receptions totaling 334 yards, and a commendable average of 15.9 yards per reception. Caston’s agility and prowess on the field have led to 3 receiving touchdowns, cementing his importance to the Eagles’ offense.
On the Jaguars’ side, the team boasts some formidable key players. La’Damian Webb, with 83 rushing attempts, has amassed a respectable 476 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per rush. His longest rush of 65 yards and a total of 8 rushing touchdowns display his potential to be a game-changer. In the air, Caullin Lacy has been outstanding, pulling down 39 receptions for an impressive 723 yards. His remarkable 18.5 yards per reception and 6 receiving touchdowns demonstrate the threat he poses to opposing defenses.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars 10/17/23 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Hancock Whitney Stadium|
Billy Wiles QB vs. Carter Bradley QB
Billy Wiles, the quarterback for the Golden Eagles, has had a mixed season. With 107 completions from 200 attempts, Wiles has accumulated 1254 passing yards. However, his completion percentage of 53.5% and 5 interceptions indicate areas of improvement. His resilience under pressure has been tested with 12 sacks resulting in a loss of 90 yards. Despite the challenges, Wiles has managed to notch up 7 passing touchdowns, showcasing his potential to turn games around.
In contrast, Carter Bradley of the Jaguars has exhibited a stronger season performance. Completing 117 of his 178 passing attempts, Bradley boasts 1456 passing yards with a commendable 65.7% completion rate. Although he’s been sacked 14 times, his decision-making and poise have led to 11 passing touchdowns, mirroring his pivotal role in the Jaguars’ offensive strategy.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: South Alabama Jaguars -759, Total Odds: 49.5
With the Jaguars heavily favored at -759 and a point spread of 15.5, the odds lean towards a dominant performance by the home team. The total odds set at 49.5 suggests a moderately high-scoring affair.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles have had a tough season, failing to cover the spread in their last 5 games. Their recent form is concerning, with 0-5 both ATS and SU in their last 5 games. Traveling hasn’t been kind to them, with a 4-12 SU record in their last 16 road games. Matches against Sun Belt conference teams have been a hurdle, with a 1-6 SU record. However, the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games against West Division opponents, indicating potential for an offensive outing.
South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jaguars’ inconsistent form is evident with a 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. Despite this, they hold a strong 11-5 SU record in their last 16 games. Their home form is a concern, failing to cover the spread in their last 6 home games. Impressively, they’ve dominated against Sun Belt conference teams with a 6-1 SU and have been unbeaten against West Division teams with a 7-0 SU.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars 10/17/23 Betting Picks
Given the current form and performances, the Jaguars seem poised to capitalize on their home advantage and seal a victory. The Golden Eagles will need to be resilient and exploit any lapses in the Jaguars’ defense.
For those seeking value, considering the over on the total points could be a potential play, especially given the offensive trends of both teams. Expert-paid selections also lean towards backing the Jaguars to cover the spread, given their dominant record against West Division opponents.
Free Pick and Prediction: South Alabama Jaguars 34, Southern Miss Golden Eagles 17.