Pick the Underdog in Southern Miss vs UTSA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:01 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 10:01 PM UTC

UTSA has been one of the major disappointments of the 2014 NCAA football season, which provides betting value to Southern Miss Thursday night.

<p style="text-align:center"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=23359" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Improvement</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:13px">Southern Miss has already won two more games than a season ago, which you should consider when making your </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" style="font-size:13px" target="_blank" title="NCAA Football Picks ">College Football Picks</a><span style="font-size:13px">, as it looks to snap a 0-3 SUATS run with the </span>expected return<span style="font-size:13px"> of starting quarterback Nick Mullens.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">The sophomore suffered an injury on the first drive against Louisiana Tech on Oct. 25, but he’s listed as probable on the latest injury reports in hopes of improving upon his 243.8 passing yards per game in 2014.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">Over the last two-plus seasons, the team is 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS in November, with the OVER going 6-5 in that situation.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Dreadful Season</strong><br /> UTSA<span style="font-size:13px"> was hoping to build on its seven-win campaign of a year ago, as it featured a nation-leading 36 seniors on its roster, but it enters this </span>Conference USA matchup<span style="font-size:13px"> with a 2-7 SU and 3-6 ATS record.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">The Roadrunners have been outscored by a 229-152 margin this season, which can’t be ignored when looking over the </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" style="font-size:13px" target="_blank" title="Before You Bet, Check our NCAAF Odds">College Football Odds</a><span style="font-size:13px">, as they possess a negative point differential in all four quarters.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">It’s important to point out that the program is 2-6 SU and 3-5 ATS off a loss against a conference rival in its last eight opportunities.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Key Statistic</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:13px"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/2014-college-football-power-rankings-week-11/51016/" target="_blank" title="Take a Look at Week 11 Power Rankings Here">The Golden Eagles rank in the top 25 nationally</a> in just one statistical category, as opponents have scored on just 75.6 percent of their trips inside the red zone against them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">Southern Miss should be proud of that number given the level of competition it has faced through 10 games, with its opponents putting together a combined 71-40 SU record.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Under Center</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:13px">The Roadrunners are </span>122nd in the country in averaging just 282.2 yards per game<span style="font-size:13px">, with many college football experts directing the blame at the quarterback position, as a trio of players have completed just 56.5 percent of their passes for four touchdowns with 10 interceptions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:13px">Redshirt freshman Austin Robinson is expected to start at the Alamodome in this midweek affair, but he’s put together a disappointing 94.8 pass efficiency rating in six games played (two starts).</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:13px">I’m going to recommend that readers back the Golden Eagles as one of their </span>midweek football picks<span style="font-size:13px">, as they’ve gone 4-1 ATS as underdogs with Mullens playing a full game this year.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-size:13px">College Football Pick:</strong><span style="font-size:13px">  Southern Miss Golden Eagles +9 at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet at 5Dimes">5Dimes</a></span></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src="http://js.sbrfeeds.com/index.php/article?iframeid=iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426&amp;timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id= 294396" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p>
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