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SEC Tournament - Mississippi Rebels face Vanderbilt Commodores: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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March 16, 3:30 PM | Breslin Center

Mississippi Rebels vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds

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Mississippi pays a visit to Vanderbilt on Saturday, hoping to send the Commodores to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Breslin Center.

This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Breslin Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Commodores are 18-12 ATS. Mississippi is 15-11 on the totals; Vanderbilt is 9-19.

View Mississippi vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 45-rated Mississippi taking on the No. 128-rated Commodores in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-67 win for the Rebels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 22 in NCAA hoops at 38.7 per game. Contrast that with Vanderbilt’s No. 247 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vanderbilt is the No. 33-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Mississippi rates No. 90 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mississippi owns the country's No. 273-rated mark, allowing 73.4 points per game on the highway. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, rates No. 319 in scoring at home.

Mississippi was a 64-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Missouri. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Rebels got a terrific 27-point effort from Marshall Henderson as Mississippi defeated Missouri 64-62 on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

Vanderbilt was a 64-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Dai-Jon Parker scored 12 points leading the Commodores to a 64-48 victory over Kentucky at Bridgestone Arena on Friday.