Florida Atlantic at Southern Mississippi: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Florida Atlantic at Southern Mississippi: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (8-14) vs Florida Atlantic Owls (8-9)

Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Reed Green Coliseum. 

The Florida Atlantic Owls comes into this game with an 8-9 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. In the last game againstUTSA, the defense really struggled giving up 86 points and that led to the defeat. Florida Atlantic is averaging 72 points per game while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. Florida Atlantic is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from behind the three point line. Jailyn Ingram has been the best player for Florida Atlantic averaging 13.6 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 47.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles who sit with an 8-14 record overall and coming into this game they have won eight of their last nine games. In the last game against FIU< the offense was elite scoring 85 points and that led to the easy victory. Southern Miss is averaging 63.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Forward Tyler Stevenson has been the best player for Southern Miss averaging 14.9 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field. Five different players are averaging at least seven points per game. 

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The over is 7-1 in FAU’s last eight road games. FAU is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games. The under is 11-3 in FAU’s last 14 games played on Friday. The over is 5-2-1 in Southern Miss last eight games played on Friday. 

FAU is going to push the pace and that is going to lead to this game going well over the total. Look for a high scoring affair that goes well over the posted total. 

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