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Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi Rebels Preview

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March 9, 7:30 PM | New Orleans Arena

Mississippi Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD18-13

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Tennessee Volunteers try to run the Rebels off the court at New Orleans Arena in college hoops action.

The SEC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at New Orleans Arena.

This season, the Volunteers are 18-13 overall and 19-9-1 ATS ATS, while the Rebels are 19-12 and 14-13-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tennessee boasts a 11-16-2 on the OU, and Mississippi is 15-14.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 72-rated Mississippi taking on the No. 74-rated Volunteers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-67 win for the Volunteers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 23 in NCAA hoops at 38.5 per game. Contrast that with Tennessee’s No. 88 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tennessee is the No. 103-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Mississippi rates No. 328 at 4.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mississippi owns the country's No. 266-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 123 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 68-54 winner at home against Auburn. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Nick Williams scored 22 points leading the Rebels to a 68-54 victory over Auburn at New Orleans Arena on Thursday.

Tennessee won its last outing, a 68-61 result against Vanderbilt on March 3. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Tennessee got 18 points from Cameron Tatum en route to a 68-61 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.