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Ole Miss vs Memphis Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Rebels vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Ole Miss Rebels at Memphis Tigers
  • Where: Memphis at FedExForum
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Ole Miss +7.5, MISS +267 | MPHS -354 O/U 131.5

Rebels Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Memphis, the Ole Miss Rebels will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 6-1. So far, the Rebels have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 1-1. For the season, Ole Miss has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rebels being +7.5 point underdogs.

Ole Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Matthew Murrell who is averaging 14.14 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 gameplan is the play of Amaree Abram who has hit 54.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.86 points per game.

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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 that 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.

Tigers Preview:

The Memphis Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 8th game of the season, posting a record of 5-2. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Memphis has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.

Memphis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kendric Davis who is averaging 19.29 points per game for the Tigers. Davis 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 Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of DeAndre Williams who has hit 60.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.29 points per game.

So far this season, Memphis has put together a strong scoring offense at 75.4 points per game (74th). This strong figure has come despite the Tigers playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Memphis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.1%

Free Spread Prediction: Ole Miss Rebels +7.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Memphis as the favorites with a line coming in at -7.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Ole Miss Rebels to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Memphis at 6.32 made 3’s per game compared to Ole Miss at 6.94. Look for Ole Miss to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Tigers.

 


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