Florida Gators vs. Mississippi Rebels - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (15-8) at Florida Gators (15-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi Rebels will travel to play the Florida Gators in a SEC game on Tuesday.
The Florida Gators are 15-8 (6-4) and are coming off of a loss to Kentucky by a score of 80-61. Florida has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 5th in the SEC standings. Florida defeated Ole Miss by a score of 80-71 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Florida is averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Florida is also averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 15.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for Florida. John Egbunu is averaging 10.7 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Gators. Florida is shooting 64.6% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Mississippi Rebels are 15-8 (5-5) and are coming off of a win against Vanderbilt by a score of 85-78. Ole Miss has won their last 2 games and is currently tied for 7th in the SEC standings. Ole Miss also has conference wins against Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and Missouri. Ole Miss is averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 72.3 points per game. Ole Miss is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Stefan Moody is averaging 23.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for Ole Miss. Sebastian Saiz (Probable) is averaging 12.8 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game for the Rebels. Ole Miss is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
Ole Miss is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. Ole Miss is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 Ole Miss games. Florida is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. Florida is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-0 in Florida’s last 4 home games. Ole Miss is 7-1 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Florida has been able to play very good defense this season, which has given them success in conference play. Florida is the better rebounding team, while both teams are similar in shooting. I think Florida will win this game, but I am taking Ole Miss to keep it close.