Saturday college basketball and we will see the Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the Mississippi Rebels. The game has a start time of 9:00 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on the SEC Network. Current Vegas betting odds have Ole Miss listed as 2.5 point favorites, while the total is set at 154.5.
Analysis: The Arkansas Razorbacks have won 6 of their last 7 games, including a very strong 101-87 road win over Auburn in their last game. The Razorbacks are now 19-5 on the year, which includes an 8-3 mark in the SEC. The Hogs have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, but just 28-57 ATS in their last 85 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Arkansas has been a very good offensive team this year, ranking 10th in scoring (80.2 ppg), 85th in shooting (45.3%), 112th in 3 point shooting (35.7%) and 49th in FT shooting (72.8%). The defense for this team has not been that good as they come in ranked 267th in points allowed (69.7 ppg), 177th in defensive FG% (42.8%) and 204th in 3 point defense (34.3%).
The Mississippi Rebels have been hot of late as they come in having won their last 5 games, a big road win at Florida on Thursday night. Ole Miss is now 17-7 overall and tied for 3rd place in the SEC with an 8-3 mark. Ole Miss has gone 12-1-1 ATS the last 14 home games in this series and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Rebels have been a good offensive team this year, as they come in ranked 44th in scoring (73.8 ppg), 163rd in shooting (43.8%), 163rd in 3 point shooting (46.6%) and 1st in FT shooting (79.4%). Defensively the Rebels has been very average, ranking 178th in points allowed (66.7 ppg), 39th in defensive FG% (39.1%) and 152nd in 3 point defense (33.5%).
Pick: I will be looking at the Over in this game. Both teams love to push the tempo and that will lead to a ton of scoring chances for both teams. The Hogs have averaged 73.2 ppg on the road, while Ole Miss has put up a solid 71.8 ppg at home and in the earlier meeting between these teams they combined for 178 points. I can see around 160 in this one.
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