Ole Miss Rebels (6-1) vs. Memphis Tigers (5-2)
December 3, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Tigers -6 / Ole Miss Rebels +6; Over/Under: +132.5
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The Ole Miss Rebels and the Memphis Tigers meet in college basketball action from the FedexForum on Saturday night.
The Ole Miss Rebels will be looking to rebound from a 59-55 loss to Oklahoma in their last game. Matthew Murrell leads the Rebels in scoring and assists with 14.1 PPG and 2.9 APG along with 3.7 RPG while Amaree Abram has 12.9 PPG and Jahmyn Brakefield has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 6.3 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Ole Miss up to this point in the year. As a team, Ole Miss is averaging 70.9 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 34.6% from three and 68% from the foul line this season.
The Memphis Tigers will hope to build on a three-game win streak after an 87-68 win over North Alabama last time out. Kendric Davis leads the Tigers in scoring and assists, logging 19.3 PPG and 5.3 APG while DeAndre Williams has 13.3 PPG and a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Tigers in rebounding as the only other double-digit scorer for Memphis up to this point in the season. As a team, Memphis is averaging 72.4 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 33.8% from three and 72.2% from the foul line this season.
Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. Memphis is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking at the under here. These are two teams that pride themselves on playing solid defense early on this season and this feels like a battle between a pair of athletic teams that can get after it and make this a downright black and blue game. Look for the first to 65 to win this one. Give me the under.