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Missouri vs. Ole Miss - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ole Miss at Missouri
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Mizzou Arena
Columbia, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Missouri +1.5 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
SEC
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The Ole Miss Rebels and Missouri Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mizzou Arena.

The Ole Miss Rebels need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 76.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Breein Tyree is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists while Terence Davis is averaging 15.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Devontae Shuler is dishing three assists and Blake Hinson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have lost four of their last six road games.

The Missouri Tigers also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 66.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Jordan Geist is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 assists while Mark Smith is averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jeremiah Tilmon is the third double-digit scorer and Javon Pickett is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have split their last six home games.

The Rebels are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern and 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rebels are 2-0-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Missouri and the road team is 5-2-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Rebels last 5 overall.

I love free points on senior night, but the Missouri Tigers aren't good enough offensively to beat the better teams in the SEC. The Ole Miss Rebels have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Missouri, which includes a 10-point win a few weeks ago. Ole Miss is also 11-3 ATS this season on the road and has been one of the better covering teams in the country overall. I have to side with the Rebels, the clear better team, in this near toss-up.

Pick:
Ole Miss -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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