Alabama vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Can Alabama manage to pull off an upset of Ole Miss when the two meet in the second round of the SEC Tournament tonight at 7PM ET?
741 Alabama vs. 742 Ole Miss
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Ole Miss is favored in this game, as the Rebels are getting odds of -3 points against Alabama. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 141.5 points. The public betting currently has 95 percent going on Ole Miss as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Alabama is the 10 seed this weekend. The Crimson Tide have lost three straight and failed to cover in seven of their last eight games. Bama is 17-14 on the season, 8-10 in the SEC, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 12-18-1 against the spread and 15-15 with the over/under total.
Bama is putting up 72.6 points per game this season while shooting 44.6 percent as a team. Defensively, Alabama is giving up 71.7 points per game while opponents shoot 43.8 percent against them. Kira Lewis Jr. is leading the team with 13.9 points per game while John Petty and Donta Hall both average 10.6 points per game. The Tide had four listed as out or questionable for today’s game, hurting their depth.
Ole Miss on a cover streak
Ole Miss is coming off a 73-68 win at Missouri this weekend. The Rebels are the 7 seed this weekend and have lost three of their last four games. However, they have covered the spread in four straight. Ole Miss is 20-11 on the season, 10-8 in SEC games, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 23-8 against the spread and 18-13 with the under.
The Rebels are putting up 76.0 points per game this season while shooting 46.2 percent as a team. Defensively, Ole Miss is giving up 70.6 points per game while opponents shoot 44.2 percent against them. Breein Tyree is averaging 18.5 points per game to lead the team while Terence Davis is adding 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Crimson Tide are 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 SEC games and 0-5 ATS in their last five following a loss.
The Rebels are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games following a win and 24-8 ATS in their last 32 overall.
Bama got a convincing win over Ole Miss on Jan. 22, 74-53. However, that was a home game for the Tide and they were much healthier then. Bama doesn’t have the depth that it did then and Ole Miss has really turned the corner since. Despite losing three of their last four, they were right with Tennessee and Kentucky. Most of their games have been down to the wire, but this isn’t a big spread to cover.
College Basketball Prediction: Ole Miss -3