Ole Miss Rebels vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Murphy Athletic Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (-10)
Murphy Athletic Center is the venue where and the MTSU Blue Raiders (2-3) will play the Ole Miss Rebels (3-0) on Wednesday. MTSU opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 135.5.
Ole Miss will enter this matchup with a record of 3-0 this season. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Ole Miss is grabbing 39.3 boards per game and has accumulated 52 dimes so far this season, which is 229th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Rebels are hitting 26.2% on three-point shots (16 of 61) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.3 pts per game (143rd in D-1) on 44.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Rebels are forcing 22.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are giving up 31.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 7th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (52.3). The Rebels are giving up a FG percentage of 35.6% (53 of 149) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 29th in D-1 in giving up assists with 28 relinquished for the campaign.
The Ole Miss Rebels took the court against the Central Arkansas Bears and earned the victory with a final of 68-54 in their last game. Ole Miss wrapped up the contest with a 33.8% field goal percentage (22 of 65) and knocked down 4 out of their 25 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Rebels made 20 of their 26 shots for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 37 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 6 blocked shots. In reference to defending, Ole Miss allowed the other team to shoot 33.8% from the field on 22 out of 65. Central Arkansas dished out 11 dimes and 3 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bears grabbed 30 rebounds (3 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Central Arkansas walked away from this one shooting 76.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 21 shots. They buried 4 out of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
Devontae Shuler is a guy who saw a lot of minutes for the game. He notched 20 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. Shuler shot 35.7% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Rebels was Luis Rodriguez. He grabbed 8 boards and earned 4 assists. He finished the game shooting 18.2% from the floor for the contest by going 2-of-11 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Rodriguez played 28 minutes.
MTSU has a mark of 2-3 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Blue Raiders are hitting on 38.4% from the field, which is ranked 319th in Division 1. MTSU has scored 326 points for the campaign (65.2 per game) and they grab 37.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.4 times per contest (268th in Division 1) and they turn it over 17.2 times per game. The Blue Raiders are committing 19.8 fouls every game and they hit 69.9% from the charity stripe. The Blue Raiders on the defensive end are ranked 61st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 63.0. The MTSU defense concedes 25.3% on shots from 3-point land (23 of 91) and opponents are knocking down 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.0 assists and 36.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 81st and 203rd in the nation. They are able to force 18.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the field (85th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the MTSU Blue Raiders got the victory with a final of 76-57 when they played the Covenant Scots. The Blue Raiders earned 30 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 11 steals for this contest. The Scots committed 22 fouls in the game which got the Blue Raiders to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. With respect to three-point shots, MTSU buried 8 of their 27 tries (29.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Blue Raiders ended up shooting 23 for 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.8%. The Blue Raiders permitted the Scots to knock down 18 out of their 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.3% in the matchup. They finished shooting 33.3% from downtown by shooting 8 out of 24 and finished the contest at 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, MTSU allowed Covenant to get 30 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Jordan Davis ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Blue Raiders for this game. He converted 9 out of 17 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Davis had 7 boards in his 30 mins and had 2 assists in the matchup. Another guy that ended up playing a role for MTSU was Donovan Sims. He ended up walking away with 5 points in 24 minutes played via 1 of 4 from the floor in this matchup. Sims wrapped this one up going 25.0% from the floor as well as earning 5 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take MTSU (+10)
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