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Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
Oxford, MS
The Line
Ole Miss Rebels -9.5 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN SEC Network
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The Texas A&M Aggies will travel to The Pavilion at Ole Miss to take on the Ole Miss Rebels this Wednesday night in College Basketball action

The Texas A&M Aggies lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 8-12 (1-7 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, 93-76, this past Saturday night. Texas A&M has no answers on the defensive end against the Volunteers and couldn’t fight back after Tennessee took an 85-72 lead with 6:42 left in regulation. Texas A&M shot 43.9% from the field while allowing Tennessee to shot 64.5% from the field & 45.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Aggies was Wendell Mitchell who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 71.8 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 6.4 three-pointers per game on 29.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by TJ Starks (13.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.8 apg), Savion Flagg (12.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.5 apg), Wendell Mitchell (11.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.6 spg), and Jay Jay Chandler (8.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing their opponents to average 73.5 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of 0.9 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Ole Miss Rebels lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 14-7 (4-4 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the 22nd ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs, 81-75, this past Saturday. Ole Miss led by a 43-39 margin at halftime, however, the Rebels struggled offensively in the 2nd half against the Bulldogs defense and allowed Mississippi State to pull away after the Bulldogs finished the last 3:00 of regulation on a 5-0 run. Ole Miss allowed Mississippi State to shoot 47.1% from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by the Bulldogs by a 40-28 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was Breein Tyree who had 25 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 steals.

On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 78.0 ppg on 47.8% shooting from the field. The Rebels are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 36.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Ole Miss has been led by Breein Tyree (17.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg), Terence Davis (16.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.4 spg), Devontae Shuler (9.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.8 spg), and Blake Hinson (8.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Rebels have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of 1.1.

The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, however, just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Rebels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall.

Texas A&M have lost 5 of their last 6 games and currently come into this match-up ranked just 219th in scoring offense, 223rd in FG%, and 235th in scoring defense.

Ole Miss has lost 5 of their last 6 games and although their defense can give up a few points as they currently rank just 168th in scoring defense, the Rebels have an explosive offense that ranks 70th in scoring offense, 38th in FG%, and 73rd in 3P-FG%.

Texas A&M hasn’t had much success in SEC play however this is a team that was competitive in road games at Kentucky & Florida and even got an upset win on the road agianst Alabama. Ole Miss has an explosive offensive, however, as their defense isn’t the greatest and should give the Aggies some solid opportunities to put points up on the board, I think Texas A&M does enough with the points to cover in this one.

Pick:
Texas A&M Aggies +9.5

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