Offense meets defense when the Iowa State Cyclones (2-1) welcome the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-2) to James H. Hilton Coliseum. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Iowa State Cyclones Betting Prediction
In the Golden Eagles’ last matchup, they were beaten by the North Florida Ospreys, 66-63. North Florida’s 0.119 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Southern Miss, who had a mark of 0.098. Artur Konontsuk put together a solid outing for Southern Miss, contributing 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Cyclones easily got past the Northern Illinois Huskies in their last matchup, 70-52. The Cyclones had a much better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 23.0) and had a better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.150). With 15 points and seven rebounds, Solomon Young had a good performance for Iowa State.
This matchup pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Iowa State ranks 26th in offensive efficiency and Southern Miss is 59th in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2018-19 season. 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 at Iowa State Cyclones Odds Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Iowa State
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 ranks 11th in assists per game (16.8) while Iowa State ranks 114th in assists allowed per game (12.5).
The Golden Eagles average 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 136th in the country. 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).