Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Ole Miss Rebels travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 6.5 point favorites.
The Rebels come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 3-3. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-10. The Volunteers have an overall record of 13-10 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 8-12 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
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Deandre Burnett comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rebels. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Sebastian Saiz averages 15.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 11.4 rebounds per game for Ole Miss. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Robert Hubbs averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Grant Williams averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Ole Miss averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 197th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 14.5 per game. The Rebels allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 300th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 76.4 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 191st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 44th and 107th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 161st with 13.2 per game. The Volunteers allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 141st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 241st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the nation. The Volunteers force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Rebels average 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Rebels have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 51.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Ole Miss turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Rebels give up 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 54.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.4%. The Volunteers give up 73.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 13-9 against the spread
The Ole Miss Rebels are 12-10 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-9 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-12 against the over/under
Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
01/16/17 F Karlis Silins ACL out for season
01/16/17 F Nate Morris Dismissed has been dismissed
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -6.5
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