The Battle 4 Atlantis battle between the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-0) and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-3) will be played at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles ATS Preview
The Bulldogs won big over the Bakersfield Roadrunners in their last game, 77-49. Filip Petrusev was the game’s leading scorer with 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Gonzaga dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.510 (above their season average of 0.265) and a turnover percentage of 13.1 (worse than their season average of 12.4). Bakersfield was 0.120 and 33.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Golden Eagles played, they blew out the William Carey Crusaders, 83-64. Leonard Harper-Baker played a pivotal role for Southern Miss with 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Southern Miss played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 47.1 (above their season average of 34.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.540 (above their season average of 0.478). For those same stats, William Carey recorded marks of 20.0 and 0.438, respectively.
Southern Miss may have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this battle. The Golden Eagles rank 348th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.160, while Gonzaga ranks 23rd in FTA rate allowed (0.180) since the 2018-19 season.
Gonzaga vs. Southern Miss Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bulldogs average 17.9 assists per game, which ranks fifth in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 116th in assists allowed per game (12.4).
Gonzaga ranks 44th in steals per game (7.6) while Southern Miss ranks 74th in steals allowed per game (5.7).
Gonzaga ranks 92nd in three pointers allowed per game (20.9) while Southern Miss ranks 302nd (26.2).
The Bulldogs rank seventh in blocks per game (5.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 150th (3.3).
Gonzaga averages 39.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 24th in the nation. Southern Miss ranks 161st in rebounds allowed per game (34.8).