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Mississippi Rebels vs Auburn Tigers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Auburn TigersMississippi Rebels
8-3January 09, 2014, 07:00 | Tad Smith Coliseum9-4

Mississippi will look to improve on its 9-4 record on Thursday when they host Auburn in NCAA basketball odds action at Tad Smith Coliseum.

The Tigers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rebels are 3-6 ATS. Auburn is 3-2 against the total, while Mississippi is 5-4 versus the number.

View Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Auburn before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 179-rated Auburn taking on the No. 79-rated Rebels in this contest.

Mississippi lost its last outing, an 83-80 result against Dayton on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Jarvis Summers scored 29 points for Mississippi on Saturday, but the Flyers managed an 83-80 victory over the Rebels at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 70 in NCAA Division 1 with 38 per game. That compares with Mississippi’s No. 78 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 8.23 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 175 with 5.55 per game.

A few Tigers at Rebels trends to consider:
Auburn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Mississippi is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Auburn
Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Auburn

Next up:
Auburn home to Missouri, Saturday, January 11th
Mississippi at Mississippi State, Saturday, January 11th