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Feb 23, 5:00 PM | Tad Smith Coliseum

Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD19-7

The Mississippi Rebels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Auburn Tigers at Tad Smith Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.

The Rebels sport records of 19-7 and 11-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 9-17 and 12-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-8 for the Rebels and 11-7 for the Tigers.

View Auburn vs Mississippi Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rebels were listed as 14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 43 and the Tigers sitting at No. 215. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-68 result in favor of the Rebels.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 166 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi is the No. 112-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Auburn rates No. 180 at 6 per game.

Defensively, Auburn features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Auburn, they were a 65-56 loser as they battled Texas A&M at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Auburn suffered a 65-56 loss against Texas A&M on Wednesday, getting 11 points from Allen Payne in a losing effort at Auburn Arena.

Mississippi was a 63-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Rebels endured a 63-62 loss at the hands of the Gamecocks on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Murphy Holloway at Colonial Life Arena.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Alabama are 2-8
After playing Texas A&M are 2-0
After a loss are 2-8

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas A&M are 0-1
After playing South Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 7 games when playing on the road against Mississippi
Auburn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Auburn
Mississippi is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi's last 7 games
Mississippi is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Auburn

Next up:
Auburn at Alabama, Tuesday, February 26
Mississippi home to Texas A&M, Wednesday, February 27

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