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Mississippi vs. Missouri - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri Tigers (10-17) at Mississippi Rebels (17-10)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)

The Line: Mississippi Rebels -11.5 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN SEC Network

The Missouri Tigers will travel to The Pavilion at Ole Miss to take on the Ole Miss Rebels this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The Missouri Tigers has their two game winning streak snapped and dropped to 10-07 (3-11 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 84-72, this past Saturday. Missouri was down by as many as 17 points in the 1st half and couldn’t fight back in the 2nd half after being down 43-30 at halftime. Missouri struggled offensively in the loss as they shot just 39.7% from the field and 26.1% (6-23) from beyond the arc. The Tigers allowed the Razorbacks to shoot 38.5% (10-26) from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by Arkansas by a 44-36 margin. Leading the way for Missouri was Kevin Puryear who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, the Tigers have been led by Kevin Puryear (11.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg), Wes Clark (9.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Namon Wright (9.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg). Offensively, Missouri is averaging 68.1 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field and 29.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Tigers average 5.2 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.96. Defensively, Missouri is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 41.7% shooting. The Tigers have a rebound margin of -1.4 and average 5.8 steals per game.

Mississippi vs. Missouri - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ole Miss Rebels improved to 17-10 (7-7 SEC) on the season after defeating the Auburn Tigers, 69-59, this past Saturday. Ole Miss was able to take a 40-33 lead at halftime and although they had some issues on the boards, the Rebels were able to hang on in the 2nd half and get the double-digit victory. Ole Miss shot 42.6% from the field and 42.9% (9-21) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Rebels held the Tigers to 33.3% shooting from the field and was outrebounded by Auburn by a 41-34 margin. Leading the way for Ole Miss was Stefan Moody who had 23 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, and a block. On the season, the Rebels have been led by Stefan Moody (22.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.2 apg), Sebastian Saiz (11.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg), and Tomasz Gielo (9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.6 apg). Offensively, Ole Miss is averaging 74.5 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field and 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Rebels average 7.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.05. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 42.3% shooting. The Rebels average 7.7 steals per game and have a turnover margin of 2.1.

The Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rebels are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. SEC opponents and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Missouri is currently in rebuilding mode under first year head coach Rick Barnes but has played better as of late, picking up wins at home against Tennessee and South Carolina, while holding opponents to just 67.6 ppg over their last three games. Ole Miss has one of the best guards in the country in Stefan Moody and have an impressive 10-2 record at home this season. Missouri has lost 24 straight road games however, they’ve been great as of late when it comes to the spread and as long as they can contain Moody, I think the Tigers will cover with the large amount of points. Take Missouri and the points. 

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