Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Lamar Cardinals Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Lamar Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss (+3.5)
The Lamar Cardinals (1-4) host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-3) at Montagne Center on Tuesday. Lamar opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 132.5.
Southern Miss comes into this one with a mark of 1-3 so far this season. The Golden Eagles are hitting 32.6% from downtown (29 of 89) and 46.6% from the free throw line. They average 61.0 points per game (297th in D-1) while connecting on 40.3% from the field. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Southern Miss is collecting 37.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 55 assists this year, which is 209th in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are able to force 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.5 fouls. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (87 of 199) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 76th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 41 surrendered on the campaign. They give up 35.6% on shots from downtown and they rank 63rd in the nation in PPG allowed (63.3).
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles faced off with the South Alabama Jaguars and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-75 in their last contest. Southern Miss finished the contest having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 53) and converted 15 out of their 34 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 6 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 assists for the contest while having 4 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defending, Southern Miss allowed 50.9% from the field on 27 of 53. South Alabama distributed 10 assists and 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Jaguars pulled down 21 boards (3 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. South Alabama ended up going 73.7% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of 19 tries. They made 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Jaron Pierre is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He ended up scoring 25 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and also collected 10 rebounds. Pierre ended up shooting 56.3% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Golden Eagles was LaDavius Draine. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also had 6 assists. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 7-of-14 (19 points). In all, Draine saw the court for 35 minutes.
Lamar has a win-loss mark of 1-4 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cardinals are shooting 37.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 330th in Division 1. Lamar has scored 282 points for the campaign (56.4 per contest) and they collect 36.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 9.8 times per contest (303rd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per contest. The Cardinals have committed 17.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 64.9% from the free throw line. The Cardinals are ranked 169th in the nation in points allowed per game with 70.0. They have conceded 15.2 assists and 37.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 257th and 234th in those categories. The Lamar defense concedes 38.2% on 3-point attempts (47 of 123) and opponents are connecting on 59.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (210th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Lamar Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 63-60 against the UL Monroe Warhawks. The Cardinals were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the game. They also rejected 4 attempts while earning 8 steals for the game. The Warhawks had 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Cardinals to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throws for a clip of 61.5%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Lamar buried 5 of 13 tries (38.5%). When the game finished, the Cardinals went 25 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7%. The Cardinals permitted the Warhawks to convert 25 out of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 26.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 5 of 19 and finished the contest at 5 of 14 at the free throw line (35.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Lamar allowed UL Monroe to get 35 in total (6 offensive).
Quinlan Bennett was pivotal for the Cardinals in this contest. He buried 8 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 57.1%, which got him 17 points. Bennett had 11 rebounds in his 35 minutes and had 2 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Lamar was Avery Sullivan. He was able to score 15 points in his 33 minutes on the court by going 5 of 11 shooting for the matchup. Sullivan finished going 45.5% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lamar (-3.5) and under 132.5 points
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