Baylor vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Can Ole Miss hang with Baylor as a home underdog this evening at 6:00PM ET in Oxford?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rebels are 7-point home underdogs versus the Bears after opening as an 8-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 141 and that’s where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
BAYLOR KEY TRENDS: The Bears have been excellent in non-conference games, going 6-0 against the spread in their last six games outside of the Big 12. They’ve also been an excellent bet to cover on the road, going 13-2-1 against the spread in their last 16 games away from Waco. They have struggled overall, however, going 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games. They’re also just 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
OLE MISS KEY TRENDS: The Rebels have thrived at the betting window in the underdog role, going 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when getting points. They’re also 18-8 at the betting window in their last 26 games as a home underdog and have covered in four of their last five non-conference games as well.
OUR PREDICTION: This is a lookahead spot for Baylor, which has a showdown with No. 1 ranked Kansas coming up on Wednesday. So this is a tough spot for the Bears, who step outside of conference play, who are on the road, and who are no doubt fired up to take on the Jayhawks in the middle of next week. With Ole Miss having plenty of success in an underdog role, I like the Rebels to keep pace this evening.
SATURDAY COLLEGE HOOPS PREDICTION: OLE MISS REBELS +7