Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Prediction
It’s the Big 12 vs. the SEC when No. 8 Ole Miss meets up with No. 9 Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament South Region today at 12:40PM ET.
803 Oklahoma vs. 804 Ole Miss
Friday, March 22, 2019
12:40PM ET – Colonial Life Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Ole Miss is the slim favorite in this game, as the Rebels are getting odds of -1 point against the Sooners. The over/under total for the game is listed at 142.5 points. The public betting currently has 52 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.
Sooners lose two straight
Oklahoma is coming off back-to-back losses to Kansas State and West Virginia entering the tournament. The Sooners are 19-13 overall, 3-2 on a neutral floor, 19-10-3 against the spread and 20-12 with the under.
The Sooners have been a defensive-led team as they are giving up just 68.2 points per game while holding opponents to 40.2 percent shooting. Offensively, Oklahoma is putting up 71.2 points per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Christian James is leading the team with 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Brady Manek is adding 12 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
Ole Miss losing, but covering
Mississippi is coming off a 62-57 loss to Alabama in the SEC Tournament. The Rebels have lost four of their last five games, but have covered the spread in four of their last five. Ole Miss is now 20-12 on the season, 3-2 on a neutral floor, 23-9 against the spread and 19-13 with the under.
The Rebels are putting up 75.4 points per game this season while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Ole Miss is giving up 70.4 points per game while opponents shoot 44.1 percent against them and 37.2 percent from the arc. Breein Tyree is leading the team with 18.2 points per game while Terence Davis is adding 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Sooners are 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 non-conference games, but just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 on a neutral floor.
The Rebels are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 non-conference games and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 overall.
This is a game featuring two teams that have been all over the place during the season, so it’s hard to know which teams will show up today. However, in the tournament, I tend to side with offense over defense. Ole Miss has the better scoring capability while Oklahoma likes a slower tempo. I don’t like slower tempos this time of year as it makes it hard to overcome deficits. If Ole Miss gets hot at any point during the game, that could spell the end for the Sooners.
College Basketball Prediction: Ole Miss -1