Southern Miss at Rice College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Tudor Fieldhouse to play the Rice Owls on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 7 point favorites.
Southern Miss comes into this game with an overall record of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. Rice has an overall record of 5-9. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 81.2, good for a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 3-8-1 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cortez Edwards comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Tyree Griffin averages 12.5 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Robert Martin averages 13.2 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Chris Mullins averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 219th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 192nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 93rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 345th with 9.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 277th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 148th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rice is 140th in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 211th in the nation. They are 225th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 189th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Owls are 192nd in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Owls surrender 81.2 points per contest, which ranks them 330th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 313th and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 320th with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 265th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 30th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 163rd. They are 251st in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 253rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in D-1. Southern Miss is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
Rice is 186th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Owls are 183rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 162nd. As a team they are 155th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 56th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Rice college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rice +7
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