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Tennessee vs. Ole Miss - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mississippi Rebels (19-11) at Tennessee Volunteers (13-17)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)

The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC Network

The Tennessee Volunteers and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Saturday as they close out their SEC regular season college basketball schedules.

The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-17 this season and they have lost their last three games and five of their last six. Tennessee is averaging 75.2 points per game and they are shooting 41.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Kevin Punter leads the Vols averaging 22.2 points per game but he is doubtful for this one. Armani Moore is averaging 12 points and 8.0 rebounds, Robert Hubbs III is averaging 10.8 points, and Devon Baulkman is averaging 9.0 points. Tennessee is 12-3 at home and 6-11 in the SEC.

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ole Miss Rebels are 19-11 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Mississippi is averaging 75 points epr game and they are shooting 41.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Stefan Moody leads the Rebels averaging 23.4 points per game. Sebastian Saiz is averaging 11.5 points and 8.8 rebounds, Tomasz Gielo is averaging 9.7 points, and Rasheed Brooks is averaging 8.5 points. Ole Miss is 6-7 on the road and 9-8 in the SEC.

Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 6-15-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 13-6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Ole Miss is 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 7-3-1 against the spread against the SEC. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

The Vols have been terrible without Punter in the lineup and I expect more of the same here. 

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Ole Miss Rebels -1

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