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South Alabama vs Southern Miss Free Pick

17 October, 2023

On Tuesday night, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5) travel to Hancock Whitney Stadium to take on the South Alabama Jaguars (3-3). This year, Southern Miss formally joined the Sun Belt Conference. Southern Miss is a team that South Alabama has defeated 3-0. At Carlisle-Faulkner Field, South Alabama defeated Southern Miss 27–20 in 2022.

The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. The Jaguars are 18.5-point favorites in the Southern Miss vs. South Alabama odds consensus provided by SportsLine, and the total points allowed is 51.5. You should check the computer model’s college football predictions and betting suggestions before placing any South Alabama vs. Southern Miss picks.

The Jaguars -18.5 in the Southern Miss vs. South Alabama betting line at top rated sportsbooks

Why South Alabama Will Cover

The Jaguars have some strong playmakers on their team. In the Sun Belt, South Alabama is seventh in running yards per game (157.7). La’Damian Webb, a senior running back, is a cunning and quick passer of the ball. The product of Alabama has rushed 83 times for 476 yards and 8 touchdowns thus far in 2023. He also ranks seventh in the conference in rushing yards per game (79.3).

Webb had 19 carries for 100 yards and one score on October 7 against UL Monroe. Kentrel Bullock, a junior running back, is another excellent choice for the backfield. The Mississippi native has 3 total touchdowns, 84 receiving yards, and 285 rushing yards. Webb totaled 68 scrimmage yards and two TDs in the Week 7 matchup with UL Monroe. View the team to support here.

Why Will Southern Miss Cover?

In terms of passing yards allowed, Southern Miss is presently third in the conference (207.2). The Golden Eagles’ defensive line is strong and aggressive in pursuit of the quarterback. In terms of team sacks (17), they are sixth in the conference with a 105-yard loss. Five USM players have recorded at least 1.5 sacks so far this year.

Jalil Clemons, a linebacker, overcomes blockers with a quick first step and strong hands. He has three sacks to lead the club and has one in three straight games. Jay Stanley, a senior safety, is a difference-maker who is both athletic and intuitive. The native of Mississippi has made 33 total tackles and leads the team with two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Stanley made four total tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery against Texas State in Week 6.


  • Southern Miss is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Take Southern Miss +18.5


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