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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Rebels underdogs vs Gators at Mississippi

Florida Gators Mississippi Rebels
24-2 February 22, 2014, 12:00 | Tad Smith Coliseum 16-10



The Florida Gators will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rebels in Mississippi at Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Rebels sport a record of 16-10 and 9-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gators have 24-2 and 10-9-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-11 for the Rebels and 6-15-1 for the Gators.

View Florida Gators vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Rebels as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Rebels - Gators odds would favor the Gators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mississippi is rated No. 85 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 8.

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Florida was a 71-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Patric Young scored 17 points leading the Gators to a 71-66 victory over Auburn at Stephen O'Connell Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Mississippi, they were an 84-70 loser as they battled Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Rebels endured an 84-70 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Jarvis Summers at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Gators defense that ranks No. 6 at 58.27 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 42.22% so far, less than the Gators marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.82% per game.

A few Gators at Rebels trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games
Mississippi is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Mississippi is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida


Next up:
Florida at Vanderbilt, Tuesday, February 25th
Mississippi at Alabama, Wednesday, February 26th