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College basketball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Rebels

Mississippi Rebels Kentucky Wildcats
15-6 February 04, 2014, 07:00 | Rupp Arena 16-5



The Kentucky Wildcats hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Mississippi Rebels pay a visit to Rupp Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Wildcats sit at 16-5 (11-7-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Rebels are currently 15-6 (6-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kentucky is 11-8 OU, and Mississippi is 9-8 OU.

View Mississippi Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as -12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Wildcats - Rebels odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mississippi is at No. 83.

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Mississippi was a 75-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Mississippi earned a 75-71 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, getting 21 points from Marshall Henderson at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Kentucky was an 84-79 winner in its last match on the road against Missouri. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 21 points from Aaron Harrison as Kentucky ran past Missouri 84-79 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 79.95 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 170 at 71.14 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 47.43% so far, more than the Rebels marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

A few Rebels at Wildcats trends to consider:
Mississippi is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Mississippi is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Mississippi home to Missouri, Saturday, February 8th
Kentucky at Mississippi State, Saturday, February 8th