Troy Trojans vs. Mississippi Rebels - 11/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (0-1) at Troy Trojans (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans shoot for their second win of the season when the Mississippi Rebels pay a visit.
The Mississippi Rebels don't figure to challenge in the SEC and they are out to prove the experts wrong. The Rebels did nothing to prove the experts wrong in Friday night's 66-65, overtime loss to Charleston Southern. The boxscore was about dead even with the Buccaneers connecting at 33% from the field with Ole Miss checking in at 30%. The Rebels made more free throws while CSU sank a few more free throws but nether team stood out in any one area. Martavious Newby paced the Mississippi attack with 14 points and seven rebounds on 4-5 shooting while turning the ball over five times with MJ Rhett adding eleven points and five yanks while LaDarius White and Jarvis Summers chipping in with eight points each.
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The Troy Trojans are penciled in as one bottom squads in the Sun Belt and need help at both ends of the floor. The Trojans opened the season with an 85-71 decision over Brewton Parker College which just a two point game heading in to the locker room before pulled away over the final 20 minutes. The Trojans had several key adavantages as they outshot the Barons 45%-39% with a 7-1 edge from long range with an additional six free throws. Musa Abdul-Aleem led six double digit scorers with 16 points followed by a 15 point effort from Chris Bilbo. Wesley Person Jr. and Kevin Thomas each contributed 12 points each while Kelton Ford and John Walton added eleven and ten points respectively. Troy was a bit too big and athletic although it took awhileto get going.
TROY are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and are 0-5 in five career match ups with Mississippi. All were decided by doublw figures so my guess is the world will be expecting a huge win by the Rebels. It's hard to compare these teams right now but I believe Charleston Southern was a tougher opponent then Brewton Parker College. We shall soon see if my assumption is correct because I going with Ole Miss...