South Alabama vs. Southern Miss Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Who wins this all-Sun Belt clash on Tuesday night? Step this way for the latest odds, DFS picks, and a South Alabama vs. Southern Miss prediction.

    Tuesday night brings a Sun Belt showdown as Will Hall takes his 1-5 Southern Miss Golden Eagles into Mobile to take on the 3-3 South Alabama Jaguars in a game that is “must-win” for both teams.

    Who emerges victorious? Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a South Alabama vs. Southern Miss prediction.

    South Alabama vs. Southern Miss Betting and DFS Preview

    All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. Want to take advantage of the South Alabama vs. Southern Miss odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page to place bets in your state.

    • Spread
      South Alabama -17
    • Moneyline
      South Alabama -900, Southern Miss +600
    • Over/Under
      53 points
    • Game time
      7:30 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      53 degrees, 3-6 mph winds, clear
    • How to Watch
      ESPN2, FuboTV

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    Will the Golden Eagles deliver and put the gold in your gambling account?

    If you’re going to take advantage of the South Alabama vs. Southern Miss odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.

    South Alabama came into the season as a potential Sun Belt champion but hasn’t found the going easy early on. Yet, they’re a substantial favorite in a game against a team that hasn’t beat an FBS team so far in 2023. The Jaguars are 3-0 all-time against the Southern Miss, and fresh off a hammering of Louisiana-Monroe, they should have little trouble increasing that advantage.

    The moneyline isn’t going to make you much money, so would other South Alabama vs. Southern Miss odds should you investigate?

    The Golden Eagles have failed to cover the spread since beating Alcorn State in Week 1, including the only other time this year they’ve been a double-digit underdog. Add South Alabama to cover the spread to your Tuesday night bet slip.

    Although our South Alabama vs. Southern Miss prediction suggests taking the Jaguars to cover the 17-point spread, that doesn’t mean the game will cover the over/under line. Neither does the fact that between them, eight of their 12 games this year have gone over the line. None of the three previous head-to-head encounters passed 53 points. This won’t either.

    Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

    South Alabama Depth Chart | Southern Miss Depth Chart

    • QB Carter Bradley, South Alabama ($8,500)
    • QB Billy Wiles, Southern Miss ($6,200)
    • RB La’Damian Webb, South Alabama ($10,000)
    • RB Frank Gore Jr., Southern Miss ($7,400)
    • RB Kentrel Bullock, South Alabama ($6,500)
    • RB Rodrigues Clark, Southern Miss ($5,900)
    • RB Marco Lee, South Alabama ($5,600)
    • RB Chandler Pittman, Southern Miss ($5,600)
    • WR Caullin Lacy, South Alabama ($10,000)
    • WR Latreal Jones, Southern Miss ($7,000)
    • WR Jamaal Pritchett, South Alabama ($6,600)
    • WR Jakarius Caston, Southern Miss ($6,500)
    • WR Tiaquelin Mims, Southern Miss ($6,100)
    • WR Javon Ivory, South Alabama ($5,400)
    • TE Lincoln Sefcik, South Alabama ($5,300)
    • TE Cole Cavallo, Southern Miss ($5,000)

    There are three college football games on Tuesday to compile your DFS team from in Week 8. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and a “superflex” that can be any of the above. Or you can also select a tight end for the Superflex spot.

    Your South Alabama vs. Southern Miss picks start and end with wide receiver Caullin Lacy.

    The fourth-year wide receiver has been the heartbeat of the Jaguars offense this fall, with more than double the receptions of anyone else on the team. His 723 receiving yards see him in the top five receivers in the nation, while his touchdown tally matches the rest of the team combined.

    Meanwhile, Lacy’s 108.3 fantasy points are far more than anyone else on display in this matchup or any game on this Tuesday night slate.

    Despite facing the fewest passing attempts per game, Southern Miss has given up the second most receiving touchdowns in the Sun Belt so far this fall. It could be a huge night for the South Alabama pass catcher.

    The Golden Eagles have also allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the Sun Belt and allowed the third most yards per carry to opposition running backs in the conference. As such, La’Damian Webb is another legitimate option on a Tuesday night slate with multiple high-scoring fantasy running backs. Find a way to shoe-horn Webb into your starting lineup.

    Prediction for South Alabama vs. Southern Miss

    Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the South Alabama vs. Southern Miss odds and some DFS picks. Now, it’s time to close this thing out with our prediction.

    Can the Golden Eagles halt a five game losing slide in Mobile on Tuesday night? Or will South Alabama prove too strong as they look to get their assault on the Sun Belt back on track after a 1-1 conference start?

    We’re not ones for unnecessarily piling on a team going through a rough spell. Almost always, there’s a positive to unearth somewhere for a team that points to a potential turnaround or a glimmer of a competitive advantage in a game.

    However, it really is a rough spell that Southern Miss is going through right now.

    When they can get the offense moving the football, the defense just hasn’t been able to stop anyone. When the defense holds an opposition offense in check, the offense can’t hammer it home. Pick an offensive or defensive metric and the Golden Eagles are right down the wrong end of it.

    South Alabama’s rush defense should be able to hold the Uber-talented Frank Gore Jr., who undoubtedly remains the offensive identity of the Golden Eagles team despite a difficult campaign.

    That leaves the Jaguars to carve their way to victory with whatever offensive direction they want to take because Webb, Lacy, and Carter Bradley are up there with the best in the Belt.

    Prediction: South Alabama 35, Southern Miss 14

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