Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi Rebels - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (10-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (10-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to play the Kentucky Wildcats in a SEC game on Saturday.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-2 and are coming off of a win against Louisville by a score of 75-73. Kentucky led by 8 points at halftime and was able to hang on for the victory in this one. Tyler Ulis had 21 points and 8 assists for Kentucky. Alex Poythress added 14 points and 6 rebounds for the Wildcats. Kentucky was out rebounded by a total of 39-29 and had 12 assists in their victory. Kentucky is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Kentucky is also averaging 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Jamal Murray is averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Tyler Ulis is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.5 assists per game. Kentucky is shooting 67.1% on free throws, 31.7% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
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The Ole Miss Rebels are 10-2 and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 83-80 in overtime. This was a very tight game, but Ole Miss was able to pull off the victory in overtime. Tomasz Gielo had 23 points and 6 rebounds for Ole Miss. Stefan Moody added 23 points and 7 assists for the Rebels. Ole Miss tied their opponent in rebounding with 40 rebounds and 17 assists in their victory. Ole Miss is averaging 77 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. Ole Miss is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Stefan Moody is averaging 23.8 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, while Sebastian Saiz is averaging 11.7 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. Ole Miss is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goals.
Ole Miss is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. Ole Miss is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 7-1 in the Ole Miss last 8 road games. Kentucky is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games. Kentucky is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 4-1 in Kentucky’s last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Kentucky has another very good team this season and will have the home court advantage in this game. Ole Miss has impressed me this season and has the slight rebounding advantage in this game. I like Kentucky in this game.