January 24, 2022

College Football Opening Week|SOUTH ALABAMA VS. SOUTHERN MISS

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NCAA College Football fans have waited a long time for this week and the patience has paid off- because it’s football time baby! Once again, it’s that time of year when we start thinking about point spreads, money lines, totals and all the ways to bet on football. There certainly are a lot of great options and this year, there are a lot of great teams. It seems that as the years go by, the teams get better and the conferences get tougher.


Matchup: South Alabama Jaguars at Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Venue: M.M Roberts Stadium (30% Capacity Open ~10,800)
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Time-TV: Thursday, September 3, 9:00 p.m. ET – CBSSN
Last Meeting: No previous meeting

Point-Spread: Southern Miss -15½
Money-Line: Southern Miss -715, South Alabama +480
Over-Under Total: 53½

Betting Trends

Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.

Jaguars are 11-23 ATS in their last 34 road games.

Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.

Under is 3-0-2 in Jaguars last 5 Thursday games.

Under is 8-1 in Jaguars last 9 games on turf.

Under is 5-1 in Jaguars last 6 games as a road underdog.

Under is 5-1 in Jaguars last 6 road games.

Under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 non-conference games.

Under is 8-3 in Jaguars last 11 games as an underdog.

Under is 7-3 in Jaguars last 10 games overall.

Southern Miss has won its home opener in three of the past four seasons under Hopson but all three wins were as a massive favorite vs. FCS competition.

– Against FBS competition Southern Miss is only 5-11 ATS as a home favorite since Hopson took over in 2016.

-South Alabama hasn’t won a road game since October 2017, before Campbell arrived to Mobile.

– The Jaguars are 5-6 ATS on the road in his two seasons, allowing at least 28 points in every one of those games.

No matter who you like or who you root for in college football the one thing that matters is the very idea that football is back and it all kicks off this week.

Pick: Over 53½

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