FIU Panthers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/15/2020
Game: FIU Panthers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss +1.5
The FIU Panthers travel to Reed Green Coliseum to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 1.5 point favorites.
FIU heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 77.7 points per contest while giving up 72.0 per game. Southern Miss has an overall mark of 8-18. They are averaging 67.1 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 14-9-0 against the spread
The FIU Panthers are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
01/10/20 G Tevin Brewer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
01/31/20 G David McCoy Suspension is out for season
01/31/20 G Jay Malone Suspension is out for season
Osasumwen Osaghae averages 12.9 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Devon Andrews comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Tyler Stevenson averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Gabe Watson averages 13.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 339th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 156th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 328th in the nation. FIU averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 33rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 62nd in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 124th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 277th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 215th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 123rd with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 93rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Southern Miss is 284th in the country with 67.1 points per game this year. They are 135th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 296th in the nation. They are 207th in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game and 88th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Golden Eagles are 79th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 103.4, which is ranked 138th. They are 17th in college basketball in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 39th. As a unit they are 82nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in D-1. FIU is 61st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Southern Miss is 62nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 274th in the country in offensive rating with 97.1. In terms of pace they are 229th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 231st. As a team they are 243rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 327th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's FIU/Southern Miss college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Southern Miss +1.5
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