Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs FIU Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Ocean Bank Convocation Center is where the FIU Panthers (12-9) will attempt to beat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-14) on Thursday.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles played Rice and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-62 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Golden Eagles finished with 15 while Rice totaled 11 personal fouls. They converted 10 of 30 tries from three-point range. Rice ended up shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 16 shots. Moreover, Rice pulled down 33 rebounds (2 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Rice dished out 16 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. In the matter of the defense, Southern Miss let their opponent shoot 52.9% from the field on 27 of 51 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 6 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Southern Miss ended with a 40.0% field goal percentage (24 of 60) and made 8 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Jaron Pierre is someone who came through for the contest. He accounted for 29 points on 10 of 23 shooting. He played for 40 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. He finished shooting 43.5% from the field and recorded 5 assists.
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Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-14 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.7 fouls per game. As a team, Southern Miss is snagging 33.7 boards per game and is sitting with 251 dimes on the year, which ranks 239th in the country in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are shooting 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (108 of 347) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 63.0 points per contest (333rd in the nation) while going 42.9% from the field.
On defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 14.5 fouls. They relinquish 34.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 240th in college basketball in opponents PPG (71.0). The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (509 of 1,175) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 266th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 283 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the FIU Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 79-68 when they played UTEP. In regard to attacking the glass, FIU allowed UTEP to collect 33 in total (8 offensive). They finished shooting 40.9% from distance by going 9 out of 22 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Panthers allowed UTEP to make 26 out of 56 tries from the floor which left them shooting 46.4% in this matchup. Overall, the Panthers shot 25 out of 57 from the field which had them at 43.9%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, FIU buried 7 out of their 20 tries (35.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a clip of 64.7%. UTEP committed 19 fouls in the game which got the Panthers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They gave up possession 17 times, while recording 1 steal in this game. The Panthers pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this game.
Eric Lovett was important for the Panthers in this matchup. He knocked down 5 of 7 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and earned 7 rebounds. He scored 19 points in his 32 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
FIU has a win-loss mark of 12-9 for the campaign. The Panthers are committing 16.1 fouls per game and they hit 68.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.8 times per game (80th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest. FIU has earned 1,513 pts this year (72.0 per contest) and they grab 36.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Panthers are shooting 42.7% from the field, which ranks them 256th in D-1.
The Panthers on the defensive end are ranked 178th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.8. They have forced 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (61st in college basketball). The FIU defense allows 30.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (143 of 466) and opponents are making 69.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 12.3 dimes and 38.0 total boards per game, which is 158th and 325th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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