Ole Miss vs. Eastern Kentucky - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (1-0) at Mississippi Rebels (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -15 -- Over/Under: 157 See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference college basketball action between these Ohio Valley Conference and the SEC as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Monday night.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will look to improve to 2-0 after winning their opener by a final score of 73-72 over Rice. Nick Mayo led the team by going 8 of 15 from the floor and 9 of 10 from the foul line for 25 points in addition to team-highs of 12 boards and 3 assists for the double-double. Dedric Boyd came 2nd with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 3 threes and 6 rebounds, while DeAndre Dishman added 11 points and 7 boards of his own. Zach Charles contributed 8 boards while the rest of the Colonels put up 13 points on 5 of 26 from the floor in the game. As a team, Eastern Kentucky is scoring 73 points per game on 38.5% shooting from the field, 22.2% from behind the arc and 89.5% from the foul line this season.
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The Ole Miss Rebels will also look to start the year 2-0 after opening the season with a 94-76 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Terence Davis led the team with 21 points on 6 of 13 shooting with a pair of threes, 7 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists. Deandre Burnett came 2nd with 17 points, while Macanvis Hymon added 12 points and 13 boards for the double-double. Devontae Shuler chipped in 14 points with 4 triples, and Breein Tyree added 10 points and 3 steals of his own in the win. Justas Furmanavicius contributed a team-high 3 rejections, while Markel Crawford fell one point and rebound shy of a double-double with 9 points and 9 boards in the win. As a team, Ole Miss is scoring 94 points per game on 50.8% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-2 in their last 6 games overall. Ole Miss is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-3-1 in their last 10 games overall.
Mayo may have had the more impressive individual night for any player between the two squads, but overall, I think Ole Miss has the depth to give Eastern Kentucky fits in their 2nd straight road game to start the year. The Colonels got the win but barely squeaked by Rice on the road, and Ole Miss is a much tougher place to go on the road and win, so I’ll lay the points with Ole Miss here to improve to 2-0 with an emphatic win.