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Mississippi Rebels Host the Kentucky Wildcats in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Mississippi Rebels will hit the floor running against the away Kentucky Wildcats Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Mississippi Rebels as 12.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi Rebels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi Rebels are 9-3 so far on the season, and 6-6 ATS vs the number. The Kentucky Wildcats, meanwhile, are 10-2 and 8-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Mississippi go 6-6 and the Kentucky Wildcats go 8-4 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mississippi Rebels rated this week at No. 39 and the Kentucky Wildcats sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 45 nationally ranked offense (81.08 points per game) against a Kentucky Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 156 at 71.75 PPG. The Mississippi Rebels have been averaging 43.37% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (48.35% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 73-70 to Louisville at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday).

The Rebels blew out South Alabama on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-58 win at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Kentucky is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kentucky's last 8 games
  • Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games
  • Mississippi is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Texas A&M, Tuesday, January 3rd
Mississippi at Florida, Tuesday, January 3rd

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