Southern Miss at Western Kentucky College Basketball Betting Tips 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to Ford Center to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 2 point favorites.
Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 73.1 points per contest while giving up 64.5 per game. Western Kentucky has an overall mark of 18-13. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 15-12-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 12-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 20-12-0 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 14-16-1 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/15/18 F DeSean Murray Personal is out for season
01/21/19 F Marek Nelson Knee is out for season
Tyree Griffin comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Cortez Edwards averages 13.5 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Charles Bassey scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Taveion Hollingsworth averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 73.1 points per contest, which is 159th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 19th in the nation. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 335th with 10.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 64.5 points per contest, which is 30th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 101st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 209th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 109th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Kentucky is 193rd in the nation with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 144th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 243rd in the NCAA. They are 103rd in D-1 in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 254th in assists per game with 12.4. The Hilltoppers are 102nd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Hilltoppers give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 139th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 79th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 183rd with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 181st with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hilltoppers are 151st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 93rd. They are 270th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 53rd. As a unit they are 111th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in D-1. Southern Miss is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Western Kentucky is 94th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Hilltoppers are 210th in the country in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 176th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 219th. As a team they are 176th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 324th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Western Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Southern Miss +2
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