Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Thomas Assembly Center
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Thomas Assembly Center to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana Tech as 3.5 point favorites.
Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Louisiana Tech has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 80.7 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyree Griffin averages 13.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Cortez Edwards comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Anthony Duruji averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. DaQuan Bracey averages 13.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 264th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in the nation. Southern Miss averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 169th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 85th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 346th with 9.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 250th and 270th in those defensive statistics. They rank 263rd with 14.5 assists allowed per contest, and 74th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Louisiana Tech is 58th in the country with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 81st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 144th in the nation. They are 135th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 75th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Bulldogs are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 138th. They are 245th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 162nd. As a unit they are 219th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in D-1. Southern Miss is 347th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Louisiana Tech is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 214th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 90th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Louisiana Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech -3.5
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