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Rebels face Kentucky Wildcats: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Mississippi RebelsKentucky Wildcats
Feb 18, 4:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Mississippi Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

15-10TEAM RECORD25-1

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Mississippi when they take on the Wildcats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Wildcats sport records of 25-1 and 11-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rebels have 15-10 and 9-12-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-15-1 for the Wildcats and 11-12 for the Rebels.

View Mississippi vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 22-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rebels, who rate No. 60 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 87-67 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 13-rated squad against Mississippi's No. 19-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 228 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 320 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Mississippi, they were a 102-76 loser as they battled Vanderbilt at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Mississippi was run off the court by the Commodores on Thursday as Vanderbilt routed them 102-76 at Tad Smith Coliseum.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 69-63 winner on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 16 points from Doron Lamb as Kentucky ran past Vanderbilt 69-63 on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 5-5
After playing Vanderbilt are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After playing Vanderbilt are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Rebels at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Mississippi
Kentucky is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Mississippi

Next up:
Mississippi at Tennessee, Wednesday, February 22
Kentucky at Mississippi State, Tuesday, February 21

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