UL Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Reed Green Coliseum is the location where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (21-4) will attempt to defeat the UL Monroe Warhawks (11-14) on Saturday.
The UL Monroe Warhawks faced off with South Alabama and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-64 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Warhawks walked away with 17 and South Alabama finished the game with 13 fouls. They knocked down 4 out of their 18 attempts from three-point range. South Alabama went 76.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 21 shots. Furthermore, South Alabama pulled down 34 boards (5 offensive, 29 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. South Alabama doled out 8 dimes and had 2 steals for the game. When discussing defense, UL Monroe allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the field on 26 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 7 dimes in the matchup while forcing 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled 27 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Warhawks buried 16 of 19 shots for a percentage of 84.2%. UL Monroe wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.3% FG percentage (22 of 56) and converted 4 out of their 13 3-point attempts.
Jamari Blackmon is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished 50.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He played 40 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
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UL Monroe enters this game with a win-loss record of 11-14 for the season. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UL Monroe is snagging 34.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 342 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 106th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Warhawks are shooting 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (189 of 522) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.5 points per game (235th in college basketball) while hitting 42.6% from the floor.
On defense, the Warhawks are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 178th in the nation in PPG allowed (69.2). The Warhawks defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (623 of 1,446) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 257th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 332 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the win with a final of 79-71 when they faced Georgia State. When discussing attacking the glass, Southern Miss allowed Georgia State to collect 33 in total (8 offensive). They wrapped up this game 55.6% from distance by hitting 10 of 18 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). The Golden Eagles allowed Georgia State to convert 24 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.7% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Golden Eagles shot 28 for 59 from the field which had them sitting at 47.5%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Southern Miss buried 6 of 19 attempts (31.6%). They were able to bury 17 of them for a rate of 68.0%. Georgia State committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Golden Eagles earned 26 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 31 for the contest.
Felipe Haase was important for the Golden Eagles for the contest. He buried 8 of 11 in this game for a rate of 72.7%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He accumulated 26 points in his 26 mins on the court and accounted for 3 assists for the contest.
Southern Miss has a mark of 21-4 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 85th in college basketball. Southern Miss has tallied 1,887 pts so far this season (75.5 per game) and they pull down 37.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 15.1 times per contest (60th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.6 times per game. The Golden Eagles have committed 16.4 fouls per game and they connect on 71.0% from the charity stripe.
The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 37th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 63.7. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.6% from the field (39th in Division 1). The Southern Miss defense allows 31.8% on 3-pointers (171 of 538) and their opposition knocks down 69.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.4 assists and 33.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 165th and 115th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UL Monroe
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