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Ole Miss vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (3-3) at Mississippi Rebels (4-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -12.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (3-3) at Mississippi Rebels (4-2)
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Ole Miss Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 68.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Daishon Smith is averaging 20 points and 1.7 assists while JD Williams is averaging 12.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Travis Munnings is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Ertel is grabbing two rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have lost three of their last four road games.

The Ole Miss Rebels look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 78.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Breein Tyree is averaging 17.5 points and 2.8 assists while Terence Davis is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Devontae Shuler is the third double-digit scorer and Bruce Stevens is grabbing four rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have lost five of their last eight home games. 

The Warhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Rebels last 9 overall. The under is 8-3 in Warhawks last 11 overall.

The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have the ability to hang around in this game with their defense and have played a ton of road games that should have them prepared for this contest. The problem is the Ole Miss Rebels have proven to be a quality offensive team and are an impressive 5-1 ATS this season. Ole Miss has been one of the best covering teams in college basketball up to this point. Based on the trends, I'll lay the chalk with the Rebels at home.

Pick:
Mississippi Rebels -12.5

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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