Dayton Flyers vs. Mississippi Rebels - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (8-3) at Dayton Flyers (9-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to the University of Dayton Arena to face the Dayton Flyers this Tuesday night.
The Ole Miss Rebels improved 8-3 on the season after defeating the SE Missouri State Redhawks 82-51 this past Monday. The Rebels shot 51.0% from the field and outrebounded the Redhawks 39-29 for the victory. Leading the way for Ole Miss was Stefan Moody who had 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Rebels were without the services of one of the best guards in the SEC in Jarvis Summers, as he was out due to a back injury. Ole Miss is currently ranked 68th in the RPI Standings and have played the 98th ranked SOS. On the season the Rebels have been led by Stefan Moody (14.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg), Ladarius White (12.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg), and Jarvis Summers (11.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.5 apg). Offensively, Ole Miss is averaging 71.7 ppg (ranked 103rd) on 42.9% shooting (ranked 205th). The Rebels are the best free-throw shooting team in the country as they currently are shooting 78.3% from the line. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 63.9 ppg (ranked 130th) on 36.7% (ranked 19th). The Rebels average 25.82 defensive rpg (ranked 88th) and 38.18 total rpg (ranked 63rd).
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The Dayton Flyers defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 75-61 this past Tuesday to improve to 9-2 on the season. Dayton shot 55.6% from three-point range and 74.2% from the free-throw line in the victory. Leading the way for the Flyers was Jordan Sibert who had 24 points and 3 rebounds. Dayton is ranked 24th in the RPI Standings and have played the 78th ranked SOS. On the season, the Flyers have been led by Jordan Sibert (15.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apg), Dyshawn Pierre (11.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.9 apg), and Kendall Pollard (10.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 spg). Dayton is a perfect 6-0 at home this season. Offensively, the Flyers are averaging 67.1 ppg (ranked 203rd) on 43.9% shooting (ranked 161st). Dayton only averages 11.8 turnovers per game as a team (ranked 58th). Defensively, the Flyers are holding their opponents to 58.5 ppg (ranked 36th) on 39.2% shooting (ranked 70th). Dayton averages only 8.82 offensive rpg (ranked 311th) and 33.64 total rpg (ranked 234th).
The Rebels are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following SU win of more than 20 points, however just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Flyers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. Southeastern Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Ole Miss has a great backcourt in Stefan Moody and Jarvis Summers who can put up points in a hurry, however Dayton’s defensive has been quite impressive so far this season. This is a tough game to call at the moment as Jarvis Summers is still listed as questionable. If Ole Miss is still getting 6 points and Jarvis Summers is playing, I’m going to roll with Ole Miss as they have played well on the road early this season. As of right now, I’m going on the information that Summers is playing so I’m rolling with the Rebels with the points.