Mississippi Rebels vs. Missouri Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14
Missouri Tigers (16-6) at Mississippi Rebels (15-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum in SEC college basketball.
The Ole Miss rebels have lost two of their last three games but still sit in third place in the SEC standings. Mississippi is 6-3 in the SEC and 9-3 at home this season. Marshall Henderson leads the Rebels averaging 19.1 pints per game. Jarvis Summers is averaging 17.5 points, Derrick Millinghaus is averaging 8.0 points, and Aaron Jones is averaging 6.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Ole Miss is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Ole Miss has taken care of business against the lesser teams but has come up short against the better teams going 0-4 against teams with a RPI of 50 or better.
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The Missouri Tigers have lost their last two game but they were to the top two teams in the SEC, Kentucky and Florida. Missouri is 4-5 in the SEC and 6-4 away from home this season. Jabari Brown leads the Tigers averaging 20.1 points per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.7 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Missouri is looking to make it back to the NCAA Tournament to make amends for their early exit last season.
Mississippi is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five Saturday games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Missouri is 8-2 against the spread following a loss, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 5-15-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread.
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