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Postseason NIT - Mississippi Rebels vs Syracuse Orange College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Mississippi when they take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Mississippi Rebels vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Syracuse Orange are 19-14 overall and 14-14 ATS, while the Mississippi Rebels are 21-13 and 20-13-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Syracuse boasts a 19-8-1 on the OU, and Mississippi is 19-14-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 144 (Syracuse) and the No. 125 (Mississippi) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 92-ranked scoring average of 76.18 PPG, against a Mississippi Rebels defense rated No. 209 and allowing 76.26 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 45.89% to date this season, more than the Mississippi Rebels shooters have managed so far (42.22% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mississippi got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Sebastian Saiz en route to a 91-83 victory over Monmouth on Tuesday at Multipurpose Activity Center.

Andrew White III went off for 34 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Syracuse to a 90-77 win over UNC Greensboro on Wednesday at Carrier Dome.