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Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
Oxford, MS
The Line
Ole Miss Rebels -2.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5
TV Channel
SEC Network
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NCAA BB | Mississippi State at Ole Miss
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels meet in SEC college basketball action from the Oxford Pavilion at Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to find some form of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following an 83-79 loss to Alabama in their last outing. Reggie Perry led the Bulldogs with 18 points on 9 of 12 shooting with 7 rebounds and a pair of blocks while Lamar Peters and Quinndary Weatherspoon each had 14 points, with Peters dishing out a team-high 4 assists along with a pair of steals while Weatherspoon shot 6 of 13 with 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Aric Holman added 12 points and a team-high 8 rebounds to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Mississippi State in the losing effort. Abdul Ado added 3 points with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks while Robert Woodard added 7 points to match his 7 rebounds of his own in the defeat. Quinndary Weatherspoon leads Mississippi State in scoring with an average of 17.2 points per game while Holman leads the Bulldogs in rebounding with 7.6 rebounds per game and Peters leads Mississippi State in assists with 5.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 78.4 points per game on 47.2% shooting from the field, 36.8% from behind the 3-point line and 73% from the foul line this season.

The Ole Miss Rebels are in need of a win after losing 3 straight and 4 of their last 5 games following a 90-86 overtime loss to Florida in their last outing. Terence Davis led the Rebels with 26 points on 8 of 17 shooting with team-highs of 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the double-double while Breein Tyree added 20 points with 3 triples and KJ Buffen had 17 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Ole Miss in the loss. Devontae Shuler added 9 points to match his 9 rebounds as well as 4 steals as well in the defeat. Tyree leads Ole Miss in scoring with 17.4 points per game while Davis leads the Rebels with averages of 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Ole Miss is averaging 78.1 points per game on 47.9% shooting from the field, 36% from 3-point range and 75.8% from the foul line this season.

Mississippi State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Ole Miss is 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss. Mississippi State is 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Ole Miss.

Both of these teams have been playing well for most of the season before hitting a rough patch recently, so this game could go either way. However, Ole Miss has pretty much owned their in-state rival ATS over the last few years and the Rebels have been pretty much money against the spread this whole season, both overall and at home, while the Bulldogs have started to scuffle against the number and have had some slip-ups in conference play. Based on the trends between the two teams, I have to lay the bucket with Ole Miss here.

Pick:
Ole Miss -2.5

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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