Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss (+6.5)
The Tulane Green Wave (2-0) host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-1) at Avron B. Fogelman Arena on Wednesday. Southern Miss opens this game as 6.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 131.
Southern Miss steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-1 for the year. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a team they commit 16.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Southern Miss is snagging 43.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 24 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 269th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are shooting 25.7% from downtown (9 of 35) and 38.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.5 pts per contest (238th in Division 1) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. Defensively, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.4% (40 of 99) and they surrender 33.5 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 22nd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 17 surrendered on the campaign. They are relinquishing 40.5% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 39th in the nation in opponents points per game (59.5).
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles faced the William Carey Crusaders and earned the victory with a final of 80-53 in their last contest. Southern Miss walked away from the game with a 54.8% field goal percentage (34 out of 62) and converted 6 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 6 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 35.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 dimes in this contest while getting 10 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning defense, Southern Miss let their opponent shoot 54.8% from the field on 34 out of 62. William Carey earned 8 assists and 9 steals in this game. Additionally, the Crusaders snagged 24 boards (6 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 2 blocks. William Carey finished 50.0% from the free throw line by making 3 of their 6 shots. They also converted 8 of their 22 tries from 3-point range.
Tae Hardy is someone who was a major factor for this game. He was able to score 10 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Hardy ended up going 50.0% from the field and also dished out 5 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Golden Eagles was Jay Malone. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 6 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the field in this matchup by shooting 3-of-9 (6 points). Overall, Malone played 34 minutes.
Tulane has a mark of 2-0 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Green Wave are shooting 38.1% from the field, which is 321st in college hoops. Tulane has accounted for 134 points on the year (67.0 per contest) and they grab 37.5 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per contest (225th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Green Wave commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.6% from the free throw line. The Green Wave on defense are ranked 55th in college basketball in PPG given up with 61.5. They are able to force 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (76th in college basketball). The Tulane defense allows 25.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (9 of 35) and opponents are making 69.6% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.0 dimes and 37.0 rebounds per game, which is 127th and 185th in the nation.
When they last played, the Tulane Green Wave walked away with a victory by a final of 68-66 when they played the Lipscomb Bisons. The Green Wave collected 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while getting 7 steals in this game. The Bisons had 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Green Wave to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a percentage of 64.3%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Tulane knocked down 9 of 28 attempts (32.1%). Overall, the Green Wave walked away from this one shooting 25 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6%. The Green Wave permitted the Bisons to knock down 22 of 51 attempts from the floor which had them at 43.1% in this contest. They finished 30.0% from downtown by going 6 out of 20 and finished the game at 16 out of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). When discussing rebounding, Tulane allowed Lipscomb to get 28 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Forbes ended up being important for the Green Wave for the matchup. He converted 6 of 13 in the game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Forbes had 4 boards in his 39 mins and added 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Tulane was Jordan Walker. He was able to score 16 points in his 38 minutes played via 6 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Walker walked away from this one going 46.2% from the field while also earning 6 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tulane (-6.5) and under 131 points
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