Lamar Cardinals vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lamar Cardinals vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Lamar Cardinals (4-5) are en route to Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday where they will take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-1).
The Lamar Cardinals took the court against Our Lady of the Lake and went home with a win by a final score of 91-56 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Cardinals walked away with 10 while Our Lady of the Lake totaled 15 fouls. They converted 7 of their 21 tries from 3-point land. Our Lady of the Lake went 53.8% from the free throw line by burying 7 of their 13 tries. Furthermore, Our Lady of the Lake pulled down 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Our Lady of the Lake doled out 14 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. In relation to defense, Lamar allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the field on 21 out of 53 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 26 turnovers and earning 15 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 17 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cardinals knocked down 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Lamar wrapped up the contest with a 43.4% FG percentage (33 of 76) and made 13 out of their 34 shots from downtown.
Nate Calmese is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He accounted for 31 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. He went 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes.
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Lamar heads into this matchup with a record of 4-5 so far this year. They are giving up possession 13.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 13.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Lamar is grabbing 37.1 boards per game and has racked up 147 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 63rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cardinals are hitting 26.8% on 3-pointers (51 of 190) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.6 points per game (206th in the nation) while shooting 44.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cardinals are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. They are 337th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 150 relinquished for the campaign. The Cardinals defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.5% (228 of 536) and they surrender 36.6 boards per game as a squad. They give up 32.3% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 238th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 84-82 when they faced Northwestern State. The Golden Eagles snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this game. They gave up possession 19 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. Northwestern State committed 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to convert 6 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Southern Miss knocked down 8 of 17 tries (47.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 34 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 54.8%. The Golden Eagles permitted Northwestern State to make 31 out of 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.3% in this matchup. They went 40.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 25 and finished the contest at 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Southern Miss allowed Northwestern State to snag 31 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Felipe Haase was important for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He had 23 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 5 assists for the matchup. He made 10 of 17 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and had 9 rebounds.
Southern Miss has a record of 8-1 for the season. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 54th in the nation. Southern Miss has totaled 693 points for the year (77.0 per game) and they collect 37.3 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.6 times per game (121st in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 10.7 times per game. The Golden Eagles are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 66.3% from the free throw line.
The Southern Miss defense surrenders 29.3% on three-point shots (58 of 198) and their opponents are connecting on 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 9.8 assists and 30.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 31st and 28th in college basketball. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 17th in college hoops in PPG given up with 58.2. They have forced 17.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (77th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lamar
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