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Jan 7, 1:30 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Mississippi Rebels vs LSU Tigers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between LSU and Mississippi on Saturday, with the host Tigers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Tigers sport records of 10-4 and 8-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rebels have 10-4 and 4-6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-9 for the Tigers and 4-8 for the Rebels.

View Mississippi vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Tigers as 6-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Rebels odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. LSU is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mississippi is at No. 69. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-68 win for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and LSU has the nation's No. 189-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Rebels defense ranks No. 77 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Rebels marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mississippi owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. LSU, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.

Mississippi won its last outing, a 50-48 result against Southern Methodist on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed a 50-48 win over the Mustangs on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Terrance Henry at Tad Smith Coliseum.

LSU lost its last outing, a 57-52 result against Virginia on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Tigers endured a 57-52 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Monday, despite a 21-point effort from Justin Hamilton at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas are 5-5
After playing Southern Methodist are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rebels at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing on the road against LSU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against LSU
Mississippi is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games when playing Mississippi
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games when playing at home against Mississippi
LSU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
LSU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi home to Arkansas, Wednesday, January 11
LSU at Alabama, Wednesday, January 11

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