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Mississippi vs. Virginia Tech - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech Hokies (6-1) at Mississippi Rebels (4-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)

The Line: Mississippi Rebels +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SECN PLUS

Over at the Pavilion on Saturday, the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Ole Miss Rebels will be matching up in college basketball action. 

Virginia Tech comes into this one with a 6-1 record overall. The Hokies’ lone loss came to Saint Louis, and since then they’ve hit a four-game win streak. In their most recent victory over Iowa, Virginia Tech’s Ahmad Hill put up 18 points and seven rebounds. 

Mississippi vs. Virginia Tech - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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On the year, Justin Bibbs leads the Hokies on 19.8 PPG, while Hill has 19.6 PPG with 5.0 RPG. Also in double-figures for Virginia Tech are Nikeil Alexander-Walker (15.1 PPG) and Kerry Blackshear (12.0 PPG; 7.4 RPG) while Justin Robinson is close on 9.9 PPG. 

Over on the Ole Miss side, they’re currently 4-2 on the year. The Rebels have lost two of their last three games to Utah and South Dakota State. In that last game, the Rebels were led by Terence Davis, with 22 points and nine rebounds. 

So far this season, Davis has 18.0 PPG with 5.8 RPG and Deandre Burnett is second on 16.5 PPG for the Rebels. Also in double-figures for Ole Miss are Devontae Shuler (12.3 PPG) and Markel Crawford (10.7 PPG). 

The Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Virginia Tech is also 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Rebels are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the ACC. Mississippi is also 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 0-5 ATS in their last five overall. 

It wasn't pretty, but Virginia got a solid win over a very cold Iowa team in their last outing, holding the Hawkeyes to 17 points in the second half. It was a bit of a scoring downer, as it was just the second time this year the Hokies have scored less than 96 points. Still, VT has the advantage here and I like them to cover. I’ll take Virginia Tech.

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