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NCAA hoops odds preview - Mississippi vs. LSU

Mississippi RebelsLSU Tigers
March 9, 1:30 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Mississippi Rebels vs LSU Tigers Odds

22-8TEAM RECORD18-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the LSU Tigers try to run the Mississippi Rebels off the court at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in college hoops action.

The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 13-10 ATS. Mississippi is 15-9 on the totals; LSU is 13-10.

View Mississippi vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
LSU opened as 1-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 70-ranked Tigers and the No. 45-rated Rebels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-75 win for the Rebels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits LSU's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 215 at 68.1 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Rebels marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi was an 87-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Mississippi earned an 87-83 victory over Alabama on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Marshall Henderson at Tad Smith Coliseum.

LSU won its last outing, a 68-57 result against Texas A&M on March 6. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Charles Carmouche scored 20 points leading the Tigers to a 68-57 victory over Texas A&M at Reed Arena on Wednesday.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Alabama are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
After playing Texas A&M are 3-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Rebels at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi's last 9 games when playing on the road against LSU
Mississippi is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LSU
Mississippi is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LSU's last 10 games when playing Mississippi
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LSU's last 9 games when playing at home against Mississippi
LSU is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Mississippi