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South Alabama Jaguars Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Mississippi Rebels

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pavilion at Ole Miss Thursday as the Mississippi Rebels look to beat the odds vs the South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Mississippi Rebels to cover the point spread in this one found them as -12.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Mississippi Rebels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi Rebels are 8-3 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs the number. The South Alabama Jaguars, meanwhile, are 7-5 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Mississippi go 5-6 and the South Alabama Jaguars go 3-5 on betting totals.

The Mississippi Rebels sit at No. 96 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the South Alabama Jaguars sit at No. 162 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and South Alabama is ranked No. 124 in NCAA basketball at 37.33 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi's No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi is the No. 77-ranked team in the country at 8.55 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 177 at 6.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Jaguars and Badgers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Spring Hill was handed a 71-50 defeat on Monday at Mitchell Center.

Terence Davis scored 19 points leading the Rebels to a 66-49 victory over Bradley at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • South Alabama is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Mississippi is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games
  • Mississippi is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Mississippi is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama home to Troy, Monday, January 2nd
Mississippi at Kentucky, Thursday, December 29th