Tennessee Volunteers host Mississippi Rebels in college basketball action

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Jan 9, 8:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Mississippi Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Tennessee Volunteers try to run the Mississippi Rebels off the court at Thompson-Boling Arena in college hoops action.

The Rebels will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 5-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Volunteers are 4-5-1 ATS. Mississippi is 4-3 against the total, while Tennessee is 4-5 versus the number.

View Mississippi vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 67 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rebels sit at No. 33 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 87-73.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 245-ranked scoring average of 64.5 PPG, against a Rebels defense rated No. 127 and allowing 64 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 42.4% to date this season, less than the Rebels shooters have managed so far (45% per game).

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 227-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi was a 95-68 winner in its last match at home against Fordham. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites. The Rebels blew out Fordham on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-68 win at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were an 85-80 loser as they battled Memphis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Tennessee got 26 points from Jordan McRae on the way to an 85-80 loss against Memphis on Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Alabama are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rebels at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Tennessee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Mississippi
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi

Next up:
Mississippi home to Missouri, Saturday, January 12
Tennessee at Alabama, Saturday, January 12

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