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Southern Methodist MustangsMississippi Rebels
Jan 3, 9:00 PM | Tad Smith Coliseum

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Mississippi Rebels Odds


Mississippi looks to cover the Rebels-Mustangs pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 9-4 mark when they host Southern Methodist in college basketball action.

The Rebels sit at 9-4 (4-5-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Mustangs are currently 8-5 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Mississippi is 4-7 OU, and Southern Methodist is 6-3 OU.

View Southern Methodist vs Mississippi Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Mississippi opened as 9-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 69-rated Rebels and the No. 237-ranked Mustangs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi has the nation's No. 197-rated offensive output, at 67.5 PPG. The visiting Mustangs defense ranks No. 35 allowing on average 59.2 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 73-65 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Ryan Manuel scored 13 points leading the Mustangs to a 73-65 victory over Louisiana Tech at Moody Coliseum on Saturday.

Mississippi was a 62-50 loser in its last match on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Mississippi suffered a 62-50 loss against Dayton on Friday, getting 14 points from Jarvis Summers in a losing effort at Dayton Arena.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 6-4
After playing Louisiana Tech are 3-6
After a win are 5-5

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LSU are 7-3
After playing Dayton are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Methodist's last 10 games on the road
Mississippi is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Mississippi is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, Saturday, January 7
Mississippi at LSU, Saturday, January 7