Mississippi Rebels face Missouri Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Feb 9, 1:00 PM | Mizzou Arena

Mississippi Rebels vs Missouri Tigers Odds

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Mizzou Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Missouri Tigers and the visiting Mississippi Rebels in college hoops action on Saturday.

Missouri battles the Rebels, currently sitting with a 18-4 mark (11-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-6 for the Tigers and 9-7 for the Rebels.

View Mississippi vs Missouri Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 6.5-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 at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Mississippi taking on the No. 33-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-81 win for the Rebels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (75.7 points per game) against a Rebels defense that sits as the No. 171 at 66.1 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Rebels have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi was a 93-75 winner in its last match at home against Mississippi State. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. Mississippi State was victimized by Marshall Henderson for 31 points as the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs 93-75 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

In their last action, Missouri was a 70-68 loser on the road against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Missouri got 15 points from Alex Oriakhi but lost anyway, 70-68, to Texas A&M on Thursday at Reed Arena.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Mississippi State are 2-0
After playing Texas A&M are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rebels at Tigers trends to consider:
Mississippi is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games at home
Missouri is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri's last 7 games

Next up:
Mississippi at Texas A&M, Wednesday, February 13
Missouri at Mississippi State, Wednesday, February 13