Missouri Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mississippi vs Missouri battle Friday at Bridgestone Arena as the Rebels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This is a conference playoff game in the SEC Tournament. The game is being played at Bridgestone Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Mississippi battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 23-9 mark (14-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-10 for the Rebels and 16-11 for the Tigers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mississippi is rated No. 45 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri is at No. 20. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-83 win for the Rebels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 2 in NCAA hoops at 41.2 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi’s No. 22 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi is the No. 89-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Missouri rates No. 152 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Missouri features the nation's No. 216-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.
Missouri was a 62-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points leading the Tigers to a 62-50 victory over Texas A&M at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.
In their last action, Mississippi was an 81-67 winner on the road against LSU. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall Henderson scored 22 points leading the Rebels to an 81-67 victory over LSU at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday.