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Wisconsin vs Mississippi betting preview

Mississippi was a surprise winner of the SEC tournament and earned a 12 seed against Wisconsin in the West Region

The Badgers, who lost a tough Big Ten final game to Ohio State, opened as 6-point favorites over the Rebels. The Badgers boast six victories over Top 25 ranked teams this season, while Ole Miss managed just two.

The Rebels (26-8) count on guard Marshall Henderson while Wisconsin (23-11) gets balanced scoring led by Jared Berggren.

Mississippi has been tough in this role, going 9-2 ATS past 11 games as underdog. The Badgers meanwhile have trended OVER (6-1 past 7 games) as a favorite.

This season, the Badgers are 23-11 overall and 14-18 ATS ATS, while the Rebels are 26-8 and 16-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wisconsin boasts a 14-16 on the OU, and Mississippi is 15-13.

View Mississippi vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Wisconsin opened as 5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total of 129 to move as well at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Badgers - Rebels odds would favor the Badgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wisconsin is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mississippi is at No. 39. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-76 win for the Rebels.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisconsin's No. 83-rated squad against Mississippi's No. 20-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisconsin rates No. 58 in the country with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 107 nationally with 6.8 per match.

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi won its last outing, a 66-63 result against Florida on March 17. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Florida was victimized for 23 points and 10 rebounds by Murphy Holloway as the Rebels bested the Gators 66-63 in college basketball action on Sunday.

Wisconsin was a 50-43 loser in its last match on the road against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Badgers got 10 points from Traevon Jackson, but it was Ohio State that prevailed in a 50-43 final on Sunday at United Center.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Ohio State are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2


A few Rebels at Badgers trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games