Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL
The Florida Atlantic Owls (12-9) will go up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-14) at FAU Arena on Saturday.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Rice and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-62 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 15 and Rice accumulated 11 personal fouls. They also made 10 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. Rice finished the game at 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 16 tries. On top of that, Rice pulled down 33 rebounds (2 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Rice recorded 16 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. Regarding defending, Southern Miss allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the floor on 27 out of 51 shooting. They also dished out 15 dimes for the game while forcing 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. In regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 28 with 5 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles buried 6 of their 9 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Southern Miss wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (24 out of 60) and converted 8 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Jaron Pierre is someone who came through for the game. He accumulated 29 points on 10 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes played and totaled 5 boards. He ended up shooting 43.5% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes.
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Southern Miss comes into this contest with a mark of 6-14 so far this season. They are averaging 63.0 pts per contest (334th in the nation) while connecting on 42.9% from the field. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 31.1% from downtown (108 of 347) and 68.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Southern Miss is pulling in 33.7 boards per game and has racked up 251 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 244th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a team are committing 15.7 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.5 fouls. They are ranked 260th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 283 surrendered for the campaign. The Golden Eagles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (509 of 1,175) and they surrender 36.8 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.8% from 3-point land and they are 239th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Florida Atlantic Owls got the win with a final of 73-64 when they played UTSA. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Florida Atlantic permitted UTSA to snag 43 in total (19 on the offensive side). They shot 27.6% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 29 and finished the game at 6 out of 13 at the charity stripe (46.2%). The Owls permitted UTSA to convert 25 out of 74 tries from the floor which had them shooting 33.8% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Owls finished the game shooting 21 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 38.2%. With regard to three-point shots, Florida Atlantic buried 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). They were able to knock down 22 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. UTSA earned 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Owls to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Owls were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 38 for this contest.
Alijah Martin ended up having an impact for the Owls in the matchup. He buried 6 of 10 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and added 9 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this matchup.
Florida Atlantic has a record of 12-9 so far this season. As an offense, the Owls are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is 101st in D-1. Florida Atlantic has scored 1,569 points for the year (74.7 per game) and they average 37.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.9 times per contest (140th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Owls are committing 16.4 fouls every game and they connect on 70.5% from the free throw line.
The Owls on the defensive end are ranked 154th in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.0. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the field (248th in college hoops). The Florida Atlantic defense surrenders 36.7% on 3-pointers (151 of 412) and opponents are making 69.0% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.0 dimes and 32.0 rebounds every game, which is 128th and 61st in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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