Kentucky vs. Ole Miss - 1/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (9-4) at Kentucky Wildcats (13-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington in the SEC college basketball conference opener.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-0 this season and they are the number one ranked team in the nation. UK Is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing just 47.8 points and their opponents are shooting 29.6 percent. Aaron Harrison is leading the Cats averaging 10.3 points per game. Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, Devin Booker is averaging 9.9 points, and Dakari Johnson is averaging 8.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Kentucky has had over a week off since their big win at Louisville.
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The Ole Miss Rebels are 9-4 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Mississippi is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. Stefan Moody leads the Rebels averaging 13.9 points per game. LaDarius White is averaging 12.5 points, Jarvis Summers is averaging 12.2 points, and Sebastian Saiz is averaging 7.2 points. Ole Miss is 2-1 on the road this season.
Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 9-4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Ole Miss is 4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, 1-4 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-1-1 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. .
The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a big number and I look for it to be a defensive game at a deliberate pace so it’s just a lean but I will take the points.