Mississippi Rebels vs. Georgia Southern Eagles - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (1-0) at Mississippi Rebels (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -15 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network +
The Georgia Southern Eagles will travel to play the Ole Miss Rebels in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Ole Miss Rebels are coming off of a win against Northwestern State by a score of 90-76 in the season opener on Friday. Stefan Moody carried Ole Miss with 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in their victory. Moody is expected to be the star for Ole Miss this season as he was elected preseason All-Sec. Sebastian Saiz added 16 points and 14 rebounds for Ole Miss. Ole Miss shot 85.7% from free throws, 30.8% from three-pointers, and 47.5% on all field goal attempts. Ole Miss out rebounded their opponent 44-36 and also had 16 assists in their first game. Ole Miss looked decent but did not impress me as I thought they would. Ole Miss looks like they have to rely on Moody for the offense, which means they will struggle if Moody has an off night.
USA TODAY Sports
The Georgia Southern Eagles are coming of a win against Webber International by a score of 116-49 in the season opener. Georgia Southern jumped on their opponent right out of the gate, going up 60-24 at the half. Jason Burnell led Georgia Southern with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Coye Simmons scored 10 points and added 11 rebounds for the Eagles. Georgia Southern shot 57.6% on free throws, 37.5% on three-pointers, and 49.4% on all field goals attempted. Georgia Southern dominated the boards, out rebounding Webber 66-37. Georgia Southern also had 27 assists in their victory. While Georgia Southern looked impressive, their opponent was far less talented than them. It will be interesting to see how Georgia Southern looks against better competition.
Georgia Southern is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in Georgia Southern’s last 5 games against the SEC. Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Ole Miss is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 6-1 in the Ole Miss last 7 non-conference games.
Ole Miss is the better team coming into this matchup and was able to play better competition than Georgia Southern was. I think Ole Miss will come out strong in this one and Moody will continue to impress. I am picking Ole Miss in this one.