Georgia Southern Eagles vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs FIU Panthers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Southern (+8)
The FIU Panthers (5-1) host the Georgia Southern Eagles (4-2) at Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Saturday. FIU opens this game as 8-point favorites. The total opens at 149.5.
Georgia Southern steps onto the court with a record of 4-2 on the season. They cough up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Georgia Southern is pulling down 40.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 78 dimes this season, which is 135th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are connecting on 26.5% on shots from distance (27 of 102) and 59.0% from the free throw line. They average 78.7 points per outing (91st in the country) while shooting 50.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 231st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 80 relinquished for the year. The Eagles are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (141 of 336) and they relinquish 31.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 38.4% on shots from downtown and they are 102nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.7).
The Georgia Southern Eagles faced the Carver Cougars and went home with a win by a final score of 92-27 in their last game. Georgia Southern finished having earned a 59.0% field goal percentage (36 of 61) and made 6 of their 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Eagles buried 14 of 21 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 43 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists for this contest in addition to having 13 steals and 5 rejections. When it comes to defending, Georgia Southern allowed their opponent to shoot 59.0% from the floor on 36 out of 61. Carver distributed 1 dimes and 5 steals for this contest. In addition, the Cougars grabbed 21 boards (4 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Carver ended up going 75.0% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 8 tries. They also buried 1 of 12 attempts from distance.
Elijah McCadden is someone who played a lot for this game. He finished with 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He played 18 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. McCadden finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Eagles was Zack Bryant. He pulled down 2 boards and also accumulated 4 dimes. He finished shooting 60.0% from the floor in this contest by going 3-of-5 (9 points). When this game wrapped up, Bryant saw the court for 19 minutes.
FIU has a win-loss mark of 5-1 on the campaign. FIU has scored 499 points so far this season (83.2 per game) and they pull down 39.3 rebounds per game. The Panthers commit 19.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 68.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Panthers are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which is 224th in the country. They are assisting teammates 15.8 times per game (74th in D-1) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Panthers on defense are ranked 254th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 75.2. The FIU defense allows 36.3% on three-point shots (45 of 124) and opponents are knocking down 60.2% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.0 assists and 38.7 total boards per game, which ranks them 127th and 262nd in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 17.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (257th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the FIU Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 85-69 when they played the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The Panthers earned 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this contest. They blocked 4 shots while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Eagles earned 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Panthers to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, FIU made 13 out of 31 attempts (41.9%). Overall, the Panthers went 32 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.8%. The Panthers permitted the Eagles to knock down 27 out of 65 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.5% in the game. They went 25.0% from distance by shooting 6 out of 24 and ended up shooting 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). In the matter of rebounding, FIU permitted Florida Gulf Coast to collect 40 in total (14 offensive).
Eric Lovett ended up having an impact for the Panthers in this matchup. He buried 5 of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 35.7%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Lovett snagged 2 boards in his 29 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes for this contest. One more player who came through for FIU was Antonio Daye. He finished with 23 points in his 32 minutes on the court via 8 out of 10 from the floor in the matchup. Daye ended up shooting 80.0% from the floor and also totaling 6 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take FIU (-8) and over 149.5 points
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