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Ole Miss vs. Missouri - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri Tigers (15-8) at Mississippi Rebels (11-12)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)

The Line: Mississippi Rebels +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC

We have some SEC action on the hardwood Tuesday night, as the Missouri Tigers battle the Ole Miss Rebels in a college basketball matchup. 

The Missouri Tigers will look to build on back-to-back conference wins including a 69-60 win over Kentucky in their last outing. Jordan Barnett and Kassius Robertson tied for the team lead in scoring with 16 points, with Barnett shooting 4 of 10 with a pair of threes and a 6 of 7 mark from the line, while Robertson went 3 of 8 from the floor with a pair of triples and a perfect 8 of 8 mark from the foul line with a team-high 4 assists. Jontay Porter added 13 points with a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 blocks to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Missouri in the winning effort. Robertson leads the Tigers in scoring with 16 points per game while Porter leads Mizzou in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game and Jordan Geist leads Missouri in assists with 2.6 helpers per game. As a team, Missouri is scoring 73.6 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 37.3% from behind the arc and 74.8% from the foul line this season.

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Ole Miss vs. Missouri - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ole Miss Rebels will look for a win to get back to .500 after a 3rd straight loss and 5th in their last 6 games following a 94-61 loss to Tennessee in their last outing. Bruce Stevens led the Rebels with 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes while Terence Davis added 13 points on 5 of 16 shooting with a team-high 9 rebounds as the only other Ole Miss player to score in double figures in the loss. Berlin Tyree added 6 points and a team-high 5 assists, while Deandre Burnett added 7 points on just 2 of 13 shooting. Despite the off night, Burnett still leads the Rebels in scoring with 14.8 points in addition to his team-high 4.4 assists per game, while Davis leads Ole Miss in rebounding with 6.2 boards per game this season. As a team, Ole Miss is scoring 77.3 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field, 33.6% from behind the arc and 73.1% from the foul line this season.

Missouri is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Ole Miss is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference matchups while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. The road team is 3-1-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams. 

Ole Miss is a solid home team and have performed well in conference for the most part, however, Missouri may be coming off of their most impressive win of the season and I just don’t feel comfortable backing the Rebels in their current form even at home. Given the road team’s success ATS in this matchup, I’ll lay the point with Missouri for the road win in what’s essentially a pick ‘em here.

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