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Rebels open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Kentucky WildcatsMississippi Rebels
19-6February 18, 2014, 07:00 | Tad Smith Coliseum16-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Mississippi and Kentucky on Tuesday, with the host Rebels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Rebels are 16-9 overall and 9-12 ATS, while the Wildcats are 19-6 and 13-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, Mississippi boasts a 10-11 on the OU, and Kentucky is 11-12.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

The Rebels were listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Rebels and the No. 17-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Kentucky was a 69-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Kentucky suffered a 69-59 loss against Florida on Saturday, getting 20 points from Andrew Harrison in a losing effort at Rupp Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 61-60 loser on the road against Georgia. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi got 24 points from Marshall Henderson but lost anyway, 61-60, to Georgia on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mississippi's No. 75-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 6-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mississippi rates No. 23 in the country with 8.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 206 nationally with 5.12 per match.

A few Wildcats at Rebels trends to consider:
Kentucky is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
Kentucky is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games
Mississippi is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky home to LSU, Saturday, February 22nd
Mississippi at Florida, Saturday, February 22nd