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Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Tad Smith Coliseum

Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

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The Mississippi Rebels will be trying to slam the Tennessee Volunteers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Tad Smith Coliseum in college betting action.

The Rebels sit at 15-2 (9-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Volunteers are currently 9-7 (7-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Mississippi is 6-5 OU, and Tennessee is 8-5 OU.

View Tennessee vs Mississippi Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rebels at No. 27 and the Volunteers at No. 70 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 87-72 result in favor of the Rebels.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 3 nationally ranked offense (82.4 points per game) against a Volunteers defense that sits as the No. 84 at 62.3 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Volunteers have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.5 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee was a 72-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Volunteers grabbed a 72-57 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jarnell Stokes at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mississippi was a 76-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Rebels grabbed a 76-64 win over the Razorbacks on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Marshall Henderson at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Alabama are 7-3
After playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Auburn are 6-4
After playing Arkansas are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Volunteers at Rebels trends to consider:
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Mississippi is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee

Next up:
Tennessee home to Alabama, Saturday, January 26
Mississippi at Auburn, Saturday, January 26