Florida Atlantic Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (+1)
Reed Green Coliseum is the site where and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-14) will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (8-9) on Friday. Florida Atlantic opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 135.
Florida Atlantic enters this matchup with a record of 8-9 this year. They average 80.4 points per outing (26th in the nation) while shooting 46.7% from the floor. The Owls are shooting 37.5% on 3-pointers (166 of 443) and 66.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Florida Atlantic is collecting 40.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 253 assists on the season, which has them ranked 202nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.7 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Owls defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.7% (409 of 958) and they surrender 31.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 48th in the country in giving up assists with 189 conceded this year. They are surrendering 36.0% on three-point shots and they are 121st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (68.4).
The Florida Atlantic Owls faced off with the UTSA Roadrunners and took a loss by a score of 86-75 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic ended with a 45.2% FG percentage (28 out of 62) and converted 6 of their 24 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Owls converted 13 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 52.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing defense, Florida Atlantic let their opponent shoot 50.8% from the floor on 33 out of 65 shooting. UTSA doled out 20 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. Moreover, UTSA pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 0 blocks. UTSA finished shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 14 attempts. They made 10 of their 21 shots from distance.
Karlis Silins is a player who was a factor in this contest. He recorded 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes and also snagged 9 rebounds. Silins ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Owls was Kenan Blackshear. He snagged 5 rebounds in his 23 minutes on the basketball court. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-12 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Blackshear earned 3 assists.
Southern Miss has a win-loss record of 8-14 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which ranks them 204th in the nation. Southern Miss has tallied 1,427 pts on the season (64.9 per contest) and they collect 35.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.3 times per game (248th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per game. The Golden Eagles commit 15.8 fouls every game and they shoot 68.0% from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 81st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.6. The Southern Miss defense gives up 32.4% on 3-point attempts (177 of 546) and their opponents are knocking down 71.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.4 assists and 33.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 129th and 124th in the nation. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (107th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the win with a final of 85-72 against the FIU Panthers. The Golden Eagles earned 34 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game. They coughed it up 15 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Panthers earned 12 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Southern Miss converted 3 of their 12 tries (25.0%). Overall, the Golden Eagles finished shooting 36 out of 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.0%. The Golden Eagles permitted the Panthers to knock down 25 out of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.0% for this game. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 12 of 38 and ended up going 10 of 19 at the charity stripe (52.6%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Southern Miss allowed FIU to snag 22 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Stevenson ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Eagles in the game. He made 12 of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and added 9 rebounds. Stevenson tallied 26 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Southern Miss was Tae Hardy. He came away with 5 assists in 31 mins on the court, and he knocked down 8 of 12 from the floor. Hardy finished going 66.7% from the floor in addition to contributing 20 points and 6 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic (+1) and under 135 points
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