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Ole Miss vs. Auburn - 1/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Auburn at Ole Miss
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
Oxford, MS
The Line
Auburn Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Auburn at Ole Miss
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The Auburn Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels meet in SEC conference college basketball action from The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Wednesday night.

The Auburn Tigers will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 95-49 win over North Florida in their last outing. Bryce Brown led the Tigers with 18 points including 5 threes and 4 assists while Austin Wiley added 13 points and 7 rebounds in 13 minutes. Chuma Okeke added 12 points and 5 steals while Anfernee McLemore and Malik Dunbar each had 11 points with McLemore adding a team-high 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Jared Harper chipped in 9 points with a team-high 10 assists as well in the win. Brown leads Auburn in scoring with 15.3 points per game while Okeke leads the Tigers on the glass with 6.4 rebounds per game and Harper leads Auburn in assists with 6.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Auburn is averaging 85.2 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the arc and 67.5% from the foul line this season.

The Ole Miss Rebels will look for a huge win to add to their current 8-game winning streak after an 81-71 win over Vanderbilt in their last outing. Breein Tyree led the Rebels with 31 points on 11 of 16 shooting with 3 threes while Blake Hinson, Devontae Shuler and Terence Davis each had 11 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Ole Miss in the win. Shuler added a team-high 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Davis added 5 rebounds and a pair of threes. KJ Buffen chipped in 5 points with 7 rebounds of his own and a pair of blocks as well in the victory. Tyree leads Ole Miss in scoring with an average of 18.4 points per game while Buffen leads the Rebels in rebounding with 5.5 rebounds per game and Davis leads Ole Miss in assists with 3.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Ole Miss is averaging 79.5 points per game on 50.5% shooting from the field, 38.3% from 3-point range and 76.6% from the foul line this season.

Auburn is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games after a win of more than 20 points. Ole Miss is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 15-6 in their last 21 conference games. Auburn is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams at Ole Miss.

I know that Auburn is the ranked team here and have been rock solid defensively as of late. However, while this line is low, it’s also showing no respect to Ole Miss here. The Rebels are 12-1 ATS, including 6-0 at home where Ole Miss also owns a 6-0 SU record. All good things come to an end eventually, but Auburn lost their lone road game this season as a favorite and I think it could happen here as well. Have to ride the hot hand with Ole Miss and the points in a game the Rebels could win outright.

Pick:
Ole Miss +4

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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