Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (18-12) at Mississippi Rebels (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday at the Tad Smith Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Ole Miss Rebels are 20-10 this season and they have won none of their last 12 games. Ole Miss is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Stefan Moody leads the Rebels averaging 16.7 points per game. Jarvis Summers is averaging 11.8 points, Ladarius White is averaging 10.9 points, and Sebastian Saiz is averaging 7.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Ole Miss is 9-6 at home and 11-6 in the SEC.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 18-12 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games. Vandy is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 46.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Damian Jones leads the Commodores averaging 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Riley LaChance is averaging 12.3 points, James Siakam is averaging 9.0 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 8.9 points. Vanderbilt is 3-7 on the road and 8-9 in the SEC.
Ole Miss is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning record. Vanderbilt is 5-1 against the spread against the SEC, 4-0 against the spread in Saturday games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Ole Miss has come up big in the big games at this time of year under Andy Kennedy and I believe they do once again here.