Southern Miss vs MTSU predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU -3
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Murphy Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 3 point favorites.
Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-14. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 67.6 points per contest while giving up 74.4 per game. MTSU has an overall record of 4-16. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 77.1, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-10-1 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 7-11-0 against the spread
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/05/19 F DeAndre Dishman Knee is out for season
Gabe Watson comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Tyler Stevenson averages 11.8 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
C.J. Jones averages 16.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Antonio Green averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 67.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 279th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 264th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 14.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 292nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 276th and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 248th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
MTSU is 161st in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 256th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 179th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 165th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Blue Raiders are 108th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Blue Raiders surrender 77.1 points per contest, which ranks them 326th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 322nd and 348th in those defensive statistics. They rank 291st with 14.5 assists allowed per contest and 274th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 235th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 97.5, which is ranked 261st. They are 214th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 219th. As a unit they are 227th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 334th in D-1. Southern Miss is 66th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
MTSU is 153rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Raiders have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 243rd. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 222nd. As a unit they are 246th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 99th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/MTSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take MTSU -3
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