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NCAA hoops odds preview - Troy vs. Mississippi

Troy TrojansMississippi Rebels
12-21November 08, 2013, 08:30 | Tad Smith Coliseum27-9

The Mississippi Rebels will try to cover the spread at Tad Smith Coliseum on Friday when they get a visit from the Troy Trojans in NCAA basketball action.

The Rebels sit at 27-9 (17-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Trojans are currently 12-21 (19-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Mississippi is 16-14 OU, and Troy is 11-14-1 OU.

View Troy Trojans vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Rebels in this one found them listed as -19-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 246-rated Troy taking on the No. 41-rated Rebels in this contest.

In their last action, Troy was a 68-63 loser on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Hunter Williams scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 68-63 to Arkansas State at Summit Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Mississippi was a 76-74 loser at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Marshall Henderson scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Rebels to a win (they lost 76-74 to La Salle at Sprint Center on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 77.19 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 139 at 66.76 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 43.81% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.75% per game.

A few Trojans at Rebels trends to consider:
Troy is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Troy is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Troy is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Troy is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Mississippi is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi's last 6 games
Mississippi is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Troy home to LaGrange, Monday, November 11th
Mississippi at Coastal Carolina, Saturday, November 16th