Ole Miss Rebels (15-15) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -6 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs meet in SEC college basketball action from the Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday evening.
The Ole Miss Rebels will try to finish the regular season on a high note, sitting at 6-10 in conference play after a 75-67 win over Missouri last time out. Breein Tyree leads Ole Miss in scoring with 20 PPG while Devontae Shuler is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 11.4 PPG and 3.4 APG this season. Blake Hinson has 10.6 PPG and KJ Buffen also has 10.2 PPG and a team-high 6.1 RPG this season. As a team, Ole Miss is averaging 70 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33.1% from 3-point range and 73.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.1 PPG on 42.1% from the field and 29% from 3-point land this season. Ole Miss is 1-9 straight up and 4-6 against the spread on the road this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this one looking to make some noise at the top of the SEC, sitting at 10-7 in conference play after an 83-71 loss to South Carolina last time out. Reggie Perry leads Mississippi State in scoring and rebounding with 17.2 PPG and 9.9 RPG while Tyson Carter is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 14.1 PPG and 3.1 APG this season. Nick Weatherspoon has 11.7 PPG in 20 games and Robert Woodard II has 11.4 PPG this season. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 73.5 points on 46.8% shooting from the field, 33.9% from 3-point range and 75.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.9 points on 42.8% shooting from the field and 31.7% from 3-point range this season. Mississippi State is 13-2 straight up and 8-7 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the home team is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings between these two teams.
I get Mississippi State being favored at home on senior night, but the Rebels have started to play competitively on the road, even if the wins aren’t coming, the covers have been as Ole Miss is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. This just feels like too many points to be giving up in a rivalry game, so I’ll take my chance with Ole Miss and the points here.