Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Kansas State Wildcats Free Prediction 12/19/18

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Expect a defensive battle when the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-3) go head-to-head against the Kansas State Wildcats (7-2) at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Kansas State Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Wildcats defeated the Kennesaw State Owls 56-41, while the Golden Eagles had no trouble getting past the Southeastern Baptist Chargers 111-66.

Southern Miss played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.269 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.5. For those same stats, Southeastern Baptist had marks of 0.100 and 20.4, respectively. Kansas State, on the other hand, dominated every facet of their game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 and a free throw rate of 0.083. For those same stats, Kennesaw State recorded marks of 24.3 and 0.058, respectively. Barry Brown Jr. had a good game for Kansas State, recording 15 points and six rebounds. Cortez Edwards was a key piece for Southern Miss with eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Edwards has taken his game to another level as of late for Southern Miss, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The ineffective offense of Kansas State will go head-to-head against the stingy defense of Southern Miss. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Wildcats rank 281st in offensive efficiency, while the Golden Eagles are 16th in defensive efficiency. The Golden Eagles should have the edge on that side of the ball. Furthermore, the Golden Eagles have committed the seventh-fewest errors in the nation (turnover percentage of 14.5 percent), while the pesky defense of the Wildcats has caused the 14th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.5 percent).

Southern Miss at Kansas State ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Kansas State, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Kansas State ranks 24th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while Southern Miss ranks 187th (36.1).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 42nd in blocks per game (2.3) while the Wildcats rank 161st (2.8).
  • Southern Miss ranks 13th in assists per game (15.5) while Kansas State ranks 81st (13.9).
  • The Golden Eagles average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 22nd in the NCAA. The Wildcats rank 153rd in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • Kansas State ranks 119th in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while Southern Miss ranks 239th (25.4).