Mississippi vs. Vanderbilt - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vanderbilt Commodores (9-19) at Mississippi Rebels (13-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -10.5 -- Over/Under: 141
The Vanderbilt Commodores and Ole Miss Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Aaron Nesmith is averaging 23 points and 4.9 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 assists. Scotty Pippen Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Clevon Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t won a road game this season.
The Ole Miss Rebels look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 68.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Breein Tyree is averaging 17.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while Devontae Shuler is averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Blake Hinson is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Buffen is grabbing six rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have split their last six home games.
The road team is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Ole Miss Rebels should be favorites considering they play their best ball at home and already beat Vanderbilt by 10 points when they met earlier this season. The problem is I'm not laying double-digit chalk with a team riding a four-game losing streak. The Vanderbilt Commodores are a profitable 5-3 against the spread on the road and 6-4 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. The Ole Miss Rebels aren't playing good basketball at the moment and shouldn't be big favorites just because their opponent stinks. Give me the free points.