Georgia Southern Eagles vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
The Georgia Southern Eagles (13-13 last season) are en route to Yuengling Center on Saturday where they will go up against the USF Bulls (9-13 last year).
The Georgia Southern Eagles played Ball State and notched a win by a score of 82-71 in their last contest. Georgia Southern finished the contest having earned a 52.6% FG percentage (30 out of 57) and converted 7 out of their 21 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Eagles made 15 of their 23 tries for a rate of 65.2%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to defense, Georgia Southern let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the field on 25 out of 57 shooting. Ball State recorded 13 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. In addition, Ball State collected 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't have a block. Ball State went 47.6% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 21 tries. They also made 11 of 30 tries from three-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Eagles walked away with 18 while Ball State recorded 19 fouls.
Kamari Brown is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up with 12 points on 4 out of 5 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. He finished the game shooting 80.0% from the floor and distributed 4 assists.
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Georgia Southern comes into this matchup after finishing with a record of 13-13 last year. They gave up possession 14.4 times per contest and as a squad committed 17.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Georgia Southern grabbed 37.1 rebounds per game and sat with 322 assists last season, which ranked 165th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Eagles shot 31.9% on 3-pointers (194 of 608) and 63.5% from the free throw line. They had an average of 71.5 pts per contest (164th in D-1) while connecting on 44.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Eagles forced 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 16.7 personal fouls. They were ranked 108th in college hoops in allowing assists 274 surrendered last season. The Eagles allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 42.3% (622 of 1,469) and they surrendered 34.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They gave up 35.0% on shots from downtown and they ranked 102nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the USF Bulls went home victorious with a score of 75-54 against Bethune-Cookman. The Bulls were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 33 in this game. They turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. Bethune-Cookman committed 22 fouls in this game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 69.6%. In relation to shots from downtown, South Florida converted 3 of 13 tries (23.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls ended up going 28 out of 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.9%. The Bulls permitted Bethune-Cookman to knock down 22 of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.3% in this game. They shot 21.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 out of 23 and finished the contest at 5 of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to rebounding, South Florida permitted Bethune-Cookman to get 30 in all (6 offensive).
Russel Tchewa ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls for the contest. He earned 16 points in his 23 mins of playing time and added 1 assist for the contest. He buried 5 of 6 in this game giving him a rate of 83.3%, and had 4 rebounds.
South Florida had a mark of 9-13 last year. As an offense, the Bulls connected on 40.4% from the floor, which ranked them 327th in Division 1. South Florida scored 1,449 pts last season (65.9 per contest) and they collected 37.8 rebounds per game. They earned an assist 11.4 times per game (294th in college hoops) and they turned the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Bulls were responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per game and they shot 63.7% from the charity stripe.
The South Florida defense allowed 34.5% on shots from distance (179 of 519) and opponents converted on 71.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They gave up 15.0 assists and 33.8 boards every game, which was ranked 305th and 121st in college hoops. The Bulls on the defensive end were ranked 209th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.4. They forced their opponents into 12.0 TO's every game and let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (232nd in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Florida
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