South Alabama Jaguars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (15-4) will try to defeat the South Alabama Jaguars (8-10) at Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday.
The South Alabama Jaguars played Louisiana and ended up losing by a score of 79-76 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Jaguars ended up with 18 while Louisiana racked up 10 fouls. They also knocked down 6 of 14 tries from three-point range. Louisiana walked away from this one shooting 64.7% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 17 attempts. Moreover, Louisiana pulled down 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Louisiana distributed 15 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. With regard to the defense, South Alabama let their opponent shoot 57.4% from the floor on 31 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes for the game as well as creating 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 22 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Jaguars converted 1 of their 5 attempts for a percentage of 20.0%. South Alabama ended with a 55.9% FG percentage (33 of 59) and knocked down 9 of 20 3-point attempts.
Isaiah Moore is one guy who had an impact in the game. He finished 66.7% from the field and also totaled 6 dimes. He played 36 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. He finished with 21 points on 10 out of 15 shooting.
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South Alabama will play this game with a record of 8-10 on the year. They average 68.6 points per outing (260th in Division 1) while shooting 45.3% from the floor. The Jaguars are shooting 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (130 of 403) and 66.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Alabama is grabbing 32.4 boards per game and has accounted for 207 assists for the year, which has them ranked 315th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 10.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 13.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Jaguars are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 12.4 personal fouls. They concede 31.9% on 3-point shots while they are 109th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.6). The Jaguars defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.9% (454 of 1,058) and they surrender 37.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 53rd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 196 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the victory with a final of 74-57 against Arkansas State. The Golden Eagles collected 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the matchup. They coughed it up 14 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. Arkansas State had 16 fouls for the game which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for 14 shots. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 92.9%. Regarding 3-point shots, Southern Miss buried 7 of their 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Eagles ended up shooting 27 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Golden Eagles permitted Arkansas State to convert 17 of their 49 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 34.7% for this game. They finished 40.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 15 and ended up shooting 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). In the matter of rebounding, Southern Miss allowed Arkansas State to pull down 28 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Denijay Harris ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Eagles for the contest. He knocked down 10 of 15 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 8 rebounds. He racked up 22 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but didn't get an assist.
Southern Miss has a win-loss mark of 15-4 so far this season. The Golden Eagles commit 16.3 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 69.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.9 times per game (80th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. Southern Miss has totaled 1,435 points so far this year (75.5 per contest) and they collect 38.3 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Golden Eagles are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 109th in the country.
The Southern Miss defense surrenders 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (134 of 419) and opponents are converting on 69.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.4 assists and 33.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 164th and 118th in college basketball. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 37th in the nation in PPG allowed with 63.2. They are forcing 16.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (53rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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