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Mississippi Rebels vs Auburn Tigers Preview

Auburn TigersMississippi Rebels
March 8, 7:30 PM | New Orleans Arena

Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

15-15TEAM RECORD18-12

The visiting Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena against the Mississippi Rebels.

This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. New Orleans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Rebels currently sports a 18-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-13-2 ATS. The Tigers are 15-15 and 14-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rebels produce a 14-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 8-15 against the number.

View Auburn vs Mississippi Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rebels are listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels sit at No. 81 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 144 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 65-64.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 213 nationally ranked offense (66.1 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 90 at 63.8 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 43.1% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Defensively, Auburn features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 266 nationally in scoring at home.

Auburn was a 67-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Auburn earned a 67-52 victory over LSU on Saturday, getting 22 points from Frankie Sullivan at Auburn Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 60-51 winner at home against Alabama. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Terrance Henry scored 10 points leading the Rebels to a 60-51 victory over Alabama at Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing LSU are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Alabama are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 6 games when playing Auburn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games
Mississippi is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Auburn
Mississippi is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Auburn