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Ole Miss vs Arkansas Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Rebels vs Razorbacks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Ole Miss Rebels at Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Where: Fayetteville at Bud Walton Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Ole Miss +9, MISS +340 | ARK -452 O/U 138.0

Rebels Preview:

Through 18 games, the Ole Miss Rebels have an overall record of 9-9. So far, the Rebels have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Ole Miss has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rebels being +9 point underdogs.

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Ole Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Matthew Murrell who is averaging 15.56 points per game for the Rebels. Murrell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rebels’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaemyn Brakefield who has hit 51.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.94 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Ole Miss this season, as they are currently ranked 297th in college basketball at 68.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Rebels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 340th in the NCAA.

Razorbacks Preview:

Through 18 games, the Arkansas Razorbacks have an overall record of 12-6. So far this season, Arkansas has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Razorbacks as the -9 point favorites. The Razorbacks have been favored 14 times, going 11-3 straight up.

Arkansas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ricky Council IV who is averaging 18.0 points per game for the Razorbacks. IV is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Razorbacks’ offensive game plan is the play of Anthony Black who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.5 points per game.

Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Ole Miss, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 18 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks -9

One reason we believe it is a good idea to bet on the Ole Miss Rebels as +9 point underdogs at away is their tendency to control the pace of the game. This season, the Rebels have often limited possessions and slowed the game down, which should help them stay competitive against a Arkansas team that prefers to run. Although Ole Miss doesn’t often fare well as the underdog against the spread, we think playing at away and presenting a mismatch for the heavily favored Razorbacks gives them an advantage.

 


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