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Middle Tennessee vs. Mississippi - 12/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mississippi Rebels (8-2) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-8)
Date & Time Friday December 21, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +12.5 -- Over/Under: 143
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The Ole Miss Rebels and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be meeting up in college basketball activity on Friday. 

Mississippi enters this one at 8-2 on the season. The Rebels have thus far taken out Western Michigan, Nicholls State, Baylor, San Diego, LA-Monroe, Illinois State, SE LA and Chattanooga. 

In the Mocs game, Ole Miss’ Terence Davis and Breein Tyree each posted 20 points, and had 10 assists and eight rebounds between them. Bruce Stevens also scored 15 points in 15 minutes for the Rebels. 

Over on the Middle Tennessee side, they’re currently 3-8 this year. The Blue Raiders’ losses have come courtesy of Belmont, Virginia, Butler, Stanford, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Murray State and Toledo. 

In the Rockets matchup, MT’s Reggie Scurry and Antonio Green were the only Raiders in double-figure scoring, each with 13 points alongside two assists and nine rebounds between them. 

The Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last four following a straight-up win and 4-0 ATS in their last four following an ATS win. Ole Miss is 5-0 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last seven versus the SEC and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. Middle Tennessee is 1-12 ATS in their last 13 overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four neutral-site games. 

It’s been a pretty good run of basketball lately for Mississippi. The Rebels are on a five-game win streak since they dropped to the Bearcats and they’ve cracked 80 points in all but one of those games. 

As for Middle Tennessee, they’re in quite a rut during this seven-game losing streak and not scoring very well at all. They’re also ice-cold ATS right now. 

I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Mississippi here.

Mississippi Rebels -12.5

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