Tigers vs. Rebels Prediction
The Auburn Tigers dominated their non-conference finale and now open Southeastern Conference play tonight at the Mississippi Rebels. Can 11th-ranked Auburn open SEC play with a win over an Ole Miss squad that is already 1-0 in conference play?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Pavilion at Ole Miss at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 150 points. As of Wednesday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tigers dominate North Florida
Auburn blasted the Ospreys by a count of 95-49 at home back on Dec. 29 in its final non-conference game. The Tigers led by a commanding 45-23 score at halftime en route to the rout. Auburn shot 34-of-72 from the floor, 9-of-26 from 3-point range and 18-of-27 on free throw attempts. Bryce Brown paced the Tigers (11-2) with 18 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point range plus 3-of-of-3 at the free throw line. He also contributed four assists, two rebounds and two steals. Austin Wiley tallied 13 points, seven boards and two blocked shots. Chuma Okeke registered 12 points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists. Anfernee McLemore had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Malik Dunbar accounted for 11 points, three boards, two dimes and two steals.
Ole Miss downs Vandy in SEC opener
Mississippi recorded an 81-71 victory at Vanderbilt Saturday night in its Southeastern Conference opener to improve to 11-2 on the season. The Rebels outscored the hosts 46-39 in the second half to put it away. Breein Tyree paced Ole Miss with 31 points on 11-of-16 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also recorded four rebounds and three assists. Blake Hinson had 11 points to go with three rebounds. Devontae Shuler registered 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Terence Davis added 11 points and five boards. Mississippi shot 28-of-57 from the floor, 6-of-18 from 3-point range and 19-of-22 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight road games. Auburn is 5-1 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
The Rebels are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Mississippi is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games versus the SEC.
The Rebels haven't lost at home yet this season, although their quality of competition is lacking with no top-100 opponents. But Mississippi has beaten a couple decent teams in Baylor (neutral setting) and Vanderbilt (road), while its adjusted offensive efficiency ranking is 26th nationally. The Rebels aren't as good on the defensive end (85th), but they are playing with a lot of confidence right now with eight wins in a row and face an Auburn team that might have some rust to shake off. I'm taking Ole Miss tonight.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI REBELS +2.5