Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Reed Green Coliseum is the location where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (17-4) will go up against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-12) on Thursday.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves faced off with Marshall and took a loss by a score of 87-78 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Red Wolves finished with 18 while Marshall racked up 15 fouls. They also buried 8 out of their 15 tries from three-point range. Marshall finished shooting 81.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 21 attempts. In addition, Marshall had 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Marshall distributed 11 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. When discussing the defense, Arkansas State allowed their opponent to shoot 48.4% from the field on 31 out of 64 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this game while creating 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Red Wolves converted 10 of 14 shots for a rate of 71.4%. Arkansas State walked away from the game with a 42.6% FG percentage (29 of 68) and made 10 out of their 28 shots from distance.
Avery Felts is someone who had an impact for the contest. He accounted for 18 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and collected 2 boards. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes.
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Arkansas State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 9-12 for the season. They average 66.2 points per contest (315th in the country) on 43.5% from the field. The Red Wolves are shooting 34.5% on shots from downtown (129 of 374) and 66.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Arkansas State is pulling down 34.9 boards per game and has 294 assists for the season, which is 101st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.9 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Red Wolves are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 39.1% on three-point shots while they are 118th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.0). The Red Wolves defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.4% (486 of 1,120) and they relinquish 32.6 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 147th in college basketball in giving up assists with 247 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the victory with a final of 83-70 when they played James Madison. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Southern Miss allowed James Madison to pull down 23 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 out of 24 and finished the game at 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Golden Eagles allowed James Madison to bury 23 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Golden Eagles ended up going 32 for 53 from the floor which had them sitting at 60.4%. In terms of three-point shots, Southern Miss knocked down 6 of 13 tries (46.2%). They were able to convert 13 of them for a rate of 68.4%. James Madison committed 19 fouls in this contest which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 10 steals in this game. The Golden Eagles collected 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the game.
DeAndre Pinckney ended up being important for the Golden Eagles for the contest. He buried 11 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 73.3%, and totaled 4 rebounds. He had 28 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and tallied 5 assists in this matchup.
Southern Miss has a record of 17-4 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is 91st in the country. Southern Miss has scored 1,594 points on the year (75.9 per contest) and they collect 38.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (56th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.0 times per contest. The Golden Eagles commit 16.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 70.7% from the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 44th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 63.9. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (53rd in college basketball). The Southern Miss defense allows 31.6% from downtown (148 of 469) and opponents are connecting on 69.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.2 dimes and 32.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 151st and 109th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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