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Ole Miss vs Valparaiso 12/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Valparaiso Beacons (4-6) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (6-2)
December 10, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels -16.5 / Valparaiso Beacons +16.5; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Valparaiso Crusaders and Ole Miss Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion. The Valparaiso Crusaders look for their fifth win. The Ole Miss Rebels look for their seventh win.

The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 70.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 17 points and 2.9 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 69.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Matthew Murrell is averaging 14 points and 2.8 assists, while Amaree Abram is averaging 11.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jaemyn Brakefield is dishing 1.9 assists and TJ Caldwell is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.

The Beacons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rebels are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Beacons last 14 road games. The over is 12-5 in Rebels last 17 overall.

The Ole Miss Rebels are obviously the better, more talented team and should be favored, but this is a lot of points for a team that doesn’t blow teams out and has had scoring issues in their last two efforts. The Valparaiso Crusaders have issues of their own, and they haven’t had the toughest schedule in the world, but we’re getting a boatload of points here. It’s Valpo or pass for me. Ole Miss wins, but doesn’t blow teams out often.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Valparaiso Beacons +16.5

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