Georgia Southern Eagles vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
The Georgia Southern Eagles (14-13) are en route to Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday where they will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (23-4).
The Georgia Southern Eagles took the court against Arkansas State and walked away with a win by a score of 68-53 in their last game. Georgia Southern wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (25 of 57) and converted 7 out of their 19 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Eagles buried 11 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 13 dimes in this matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning defending, Georgia Southern allowed 35.3% from the floor on 18 out of 51 shooting. Arkansas State recorded 10 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Arkansas State had 36 boards (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Arkansas State ended up shooting 63.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 22 shots. They also converted 3 out of their 13 tries from downtown. In reference to personal fouls, the Eagles ended up walking away with 17 while Arkansas State recorded 14 personal fouls.
Andrei Savrasov is someone who played a role for the matchup. He racked up 24 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes and also totaled 12 rebounds. He finished 69.2% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists.
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Georgia Southern enters this one with a win-loss record of 14-13 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Georgia Southern is collecting 35.6 boards per game and has racked up 280 dimes on the season, which is 343rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are connecting on 30.4% on 3-pointers (163 of 536) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.4 pts per game (264th in the country) while going 44.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.7 fouls. They concede 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 78th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.2). The Eagles defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.4% (633 of 1,494) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 135th in college basketball in giving up assists with 316 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 76-67 when they played UL Monroe. The Golden Eagles snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the game. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. UL Monroe had 18 fouls for this contest which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for 23 shots. They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 73.9%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Southern Miss knocked down 7 of 20 tries (35.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Eagles ended up shooting 26 for 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Golden Eagles allowed UL Monroe to make 22 of 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.3% for this game. They shot 39.1% from downtown by going 9 out of 23 and finished the game at 14 of 15 at the charity stripe (93.3%). In relation to attacking the glass, Southern Miss allowed UL Monroe to pull down 37 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Felipe Haase ended up being important for the Golden Eagles in the matchup. He accumulated 23 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 9 in this matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Southern Miss has a record of 23-4 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 46.5% from the field, which is 72nd in D-1. Southern Miss has scored 2,045 points this year (75.7 per contest) and they pull down 37.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 15.0 times per game (60th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest. The Golden Eagles are responsible for committing 16.6 personal fouls every game and they go 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 38th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 64.1. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the field (29th in the country). The Southern Miss defense gives up 31.6% on shots from 3-point land (182 of 576) and their opponents are connecting on 70.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.1 dimes and 33.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 133rd and 141st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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