South Alabama Jaguars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: South Alabama (-3)
The South Alabama Jaguars (4-2) are headed to Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-2). South Alabama opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 135.5.
South Alabama heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 4-2 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 11.3 times per game and as a group they commit 15.3 fouls per game. As a unit, South Alabama is pulling down 34.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 68 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 86th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Jaguars are hitting 40.9% on three-point shots (54 of 132) and 69.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 80.5 pts per contest (73rd in college hoops) while hitting 49.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Jaguars have forced 16.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 305th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 95 relinquished on the season. The Jaguars defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.9% (148 of 353) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 37.4% on three-point shots and they are 163rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (70.3).
The South Alabama Jaguars took the court against the William Carey Crusaders and took home the win by a score of 80-67 in their last contest. South Alabama wrapped up the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (24 out of 52) and knocked down 9 out of their 28 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Jaguars made 23 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 82.1%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists in this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 6 blocks. When it comes to defense, South Alabama allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 24 of 52. William Carey doled out 16 assists and 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Crusaders grabbed 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 6 blocks. William Carey finished shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 6 shots. They buried 7 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Michael Flowers is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and snagged 4 rebounds. Flowers went 66.7% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Jaguars was Tyreke Locure. He totaled 5 rebounds and earned 7 dimes. He finished the game shooting 37.5% from the floor for this game by connecting on 3-of-8 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Locure was on the court for 37 min.
Southern Miss has a win-loss record of 1-2 on the campaign. The Golden Eagles commit 15.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 42.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per game (264th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. Southern Miss has totaled 169 points on the campaign (56.3 per contest) and they pull in 40.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Eagles are shooting 37.2% from the floor, which is ranked 325th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 34th in college basketball in PPG given up with 59.0. They have relinquished 10.3 assists and 35.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 58th and 158th in Division 1. The Southern Miss defense allows 32.8% on 3-point attempts (21 of 64) and opponents are making 73.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the field (116th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles went home defeated by a final of 58-38 against the Tulane Green Wave. The Golden Eagles were able to snag 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 tries while getting 5 steals in the game. The Green Wave earned 12 fouls in this contest which took the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 53.8%. Regarding three-point attempts, Southern Miss converted 5 of 20 tries (25.0%). Overall, the Golden Eagles shot 13 out of 53 from the floor which had them sitting at 24.5%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Green Wave to convert 21 out of 52 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.4% for the contest. They went 18.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 4 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 12 from the charity stripe (100.0%). Regarding rebounds, Southern Miss allowed Tulane to grab 37 in all (5 offensive).
Tyler Stevenson ended up having a tough game for the Golden Eagles. He converted 1 out of 7 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 14.3%, which earned him 4 points. Stevenson grabbed 9 rebounds in his 29 minutes and earned 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Southern Miss was LaDavius Draine. He scored 10 points in 27 minutes on the court via 4 of 11 shooting for the contest. Draine finished going 36.4% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Miss (+3) and over 135.5 points
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