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Ole Miss vs Kentucky Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/31/23

Kentucky Wildcats (14-7) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (9-12)
January 31, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels +5.5 / Kentucky Wildcats -5.5 ; Over/Under: 135
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The Kentucky Wildcats and the Ole Miss Rebels meet Tuesday in college basketball action from the Pavilion. Kentucky is 14-7 overall this year. The Wildcats lost to Kanas in their last matchup. As for Ole Miss, they’re 9-12 on the season after a loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky lost six of their first 16 games this year to Michigan State, Gonzaga, UCLA, Missouri, Alabama and South Carolina. The Wildcats then beat Tennessee, Georgia, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt before another loss to Kansas. 

Matched up against the Jayhawks on Saturday, the Wildcats took a 41-34 deficit into the locker room. Kentucky was outscored 36-34 from there and lost 77-68. Oscar Tshiebwe led the team on 18 points with nine rebounds. 

Ole Miss Rebels 

Over on the Ole Miss side, they lost to Oklahoma, Memphis, UCF, North Alabama, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State and Auburn in their first 16 games. The Rebels have lost to Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State in the five games since. 

On Saturday versus Oklahoma State, the Rebels were down 38-27 going into the second half. Ole Miss posted a 44-33 second-half deficit and lost 82-60. Both Jaemyn Brakefield and TJ Caldwell posted 12 points apiece to lead the way. 


I’ll probably stay with Kentucky in this one. The Wildcats took a tough loss to a very good Kansas team in their last outing, but they’ve been solid otherwise through the past five games or so. As for Ole Miss, they’re just 1-9 over their last 10 games and having major troubles keeping pace with the quality teams on the schedule. This is going to be another tough uphill battle for the Rebels, and I don’t think they’ll bridge the gap cover-wise. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -5.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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