Tennessee Volunteers vs. Mississippi Rebels Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/29/14
Mississippi Rebels (14-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (12-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC, MSG2, ESPN Full Court
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Wednesday in Knoxville in SEC college basketball.
The Tennessee Volunteers have lost two of their last three games and three of their last five and they stand at 3-3 in SEC play thus far. Tennessee is 9-2 at home thus far this season and they have played the 15th ranked schedule in the country. Jordan McCrae is coming off of his worst game of the season but he leads the Vols in scoring averaging 18.5 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 13.6 points and 9.7 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 11.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 8.4 points. Tennessee is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Tennessee went ice cold against Florida on Saturday and they will look to bounce back at home.
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The Ole Miss Rebels have won four in a row and they have quietly started the season 5-1 in the SEC. Ole Missis 6-2 away from home this season and they have played the 91st ranked schedule in the country. Marshall Henderson is the Rebels leading scorer averaging 18.7 points per game. Jarvis Summers is averaging 18 points, Derrick Millinghaus is averaging 9.1 points, and LaDarius White is averaging 7.7 points. Ole Miss is averaging 78 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Ole Miss is tied for second place in the SEC with Kentucky.
Tennessee is 13-4 against the spread against the SEC, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 4-1 against the spread following a loss. Ole Miss is 7-3 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total which at 138 will be on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and that pick will be in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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