The Iowa State Cyclones (2-1) welcome the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-2) in a matchup that pits great offense against stifling defense. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Iowa State Cyclones Betting Preview
The last time the Golden Eagles played, they lost a tough one against the North Florida Ospreys, 66-63. Southern Miss’ Artur Konontsuk contributed 13 points and seven rebounds in the game. North Florida had a better free throw rate (0.119 vs. 0.098). Southern Miss, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 vs. 15.4).
The Cyclones will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Northern Illinois Huskies in their last contest, 70-52. Iowa State was led by Solomon Young, who recorded 15 points and seven rebounds. Iowa State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.4 and a free throw rate of 0.250. Northern Illinois was 23.0 and 0.150, respectively, for those same stats.
The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Iowa State takes on the elite defense of Southern Miss. Since the 2018-19 season, the Cyclones rank 26th in offensive efficiency, while the Golden Eagles are 59th in defensive efficiency. Additionally, the Golden Eagles rank 347th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.162), while the Cyclones rank sixth in opponents’ FTA rate (0.165).
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Iowa State Cyclones ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Iowa State, ATS Winner – Iowa State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Golden Eagles average 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 136th in the NCAA. The Cyclones rank 189th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3).
Iowa State ranks 34th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Southern Miss ranks 77th (5.7).
Iowa State ranks 121st in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Southern Miss ranks 311th in three pointers allowed per game (26.7).
The Cyclones rank 23rd in blocks per game (4.7) while the Golden Eagles rank 137th (3.3).
Southern Miss averages 16.8 assists per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. Iowa State ranks 114th in assists allowed per game (12.5).