UL Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: UL Monroe (+3)
The UL Monroe Warhawks (2-3) head to Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-3). UL Monroe opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U is set at 128.5.
UL Monroe comes into this game with a record of 2-3 this season. The Warhawks are shooting 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (40 of 114) and 66.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.2 pts per game (243rd in the country) while hitting 40.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, UL Monroe is collecting 34.6 rebounds per contest and has 61 assists for the year, which is 209th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Warhawks are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 39.3% on three-point shots and they are 202nd in the nation in opponents points per game (71.4). The Warhawks are giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (130 of 299) and they surrender 39.2 boards per contest as a group. They rank 156th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 63 conceded on the campaign.
The UL Monroe Warhawks played the Grambling Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-61 in their last contest. UL Monroe wrapped up the contest with a 30.2% FG percentage (19 out of 63) and buried 8 of their 24 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Warhawks buried 15 of 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 39 with 16 of them being offensive. They also dished out 9 assists in this contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding defense, UL Monroe allowed 30.2% from the floor on 19 out of 63. Grambling doled out 16 dimes and 5 steals in the game. In addition, the Tigers collected 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Grambling finished shooting 69.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 13 shots. They buried 11 of 23 shots from three-point range.
Russell Harrison is someone who played a lot for the contest. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 of 16 shooting. He played 27 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. Harrison shot 31.3% from the field and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Warhawks was Marco Morency. He collected 4 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He finished shooting 30.0% from the floor in the game by going 3-of-10 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Morency was on the hardwood for 28 min.
Southern Miss has a record of 2-3 this season. Southern Miss has accumulated 310 points on the campaign (62.0 per game) and they average 37.2 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles have committed 16.4 personal fouls per game while shooting 49.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 42.1% from the floor, which is 272nd in the nation. They are dishing out assists 14.2 times per game (140th in the country) and they turn it over 16.6 times per game. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 66th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 63.2. They concede 10.4 assists and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 62nd and 55th in those categories on the defensive end. The Southern Miss defense concedes 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (36 of 109) and their opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their foul shots. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (164th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the victory with a final of 66-63 against the Lamar Cardinals. The Golden Eagles corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game. They also rejected 3 attempts while earning 3 steals in this contest. The Cardinals had 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 7 tries. They were able to bury 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Southern Miss made 9 of their 21 tries (42.9%). Overall, the Golden Eagles ended up going 26 for 52 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Golden Eagles permitted the Cardinals to convert 19 out of their 53 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.8% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 22.7% from distance by going 5 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 22 at the charity stripe (90.9%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Southern Miss allowed Lamar to get 23 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Denijay Harris played a lot for the Golden Eagles for this game. He made 4 of 5 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, which had him sitting at 8 points. Harris collected 7 rebounds in his 26 minutes and had 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Southern Miss was Tae Hardy. He ended up walking away with 13 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Hardy walked away from this one going 62.5% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UL Monroe (+3)
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