Ole Miss Rebels vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+5)
Bud Walton Arena is the venue where and the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-4) will play the Ole Miss Rebels (8-6) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Arkansas as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 143.
Ole Miss steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 8-6 for the year. They currently have an average of 70.4 pts per contest (216th in D-1) on 44.5% from the field. The Rebels are hitting 29.7% on three-point shots (82 of 276) and 65.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Ole Miss is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 190 assists on the campaign, which ranks 132nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.3 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Rebels are able to force 17.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are 166th in college basketball in giving up assists with 163 surrendered so far this season. The Rebels are allowing a FG percentage of 40.6% (300 of 739) and they surrender 33.1 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 35.1% on 3-pointers while they are 17th in college basketball in points per game allowed (61.6).
The Ole Miss Rebels stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas A&M Aggies and walked away with a win by a score of 61-50 in their last game. Ole Miss ended the contest with a 44.2% FG percentage (19 of 43) and converted 5 of their 17 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Rebels buried 18 of 29 shots for a percentage of 62.1%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists in this game while having 10 steals and 5 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Ole Miss allowed the other team to shoot 44.2% from the field on 19 out of 43 shooting. Texas A&M totaled 14 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Aggies pulled down 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Texas A&M ended up going 62.5% from the charity stripe by converting 5 of 8 attempts. They also buried 5 of 21 attempts from three-point range.
Jarkel Joiner is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 33 minutes and grabbed 7 boards. Joiner finished the game at 63.6% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Rebels was Devontae Shuler. He snagged 4 boards and also earned 4 assists. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field for this contest via 6-of-15 (17 points). Overall, Shuler saw the court for 34 minutes.
Arkansas has a win-loss record of 12-4 so far this season. Arkansas has accumulated 1,360 pts on the year (85.0 per game) and they pull in 41.9 boards per contest. The Razorbacks commit 17.3 fouls every game and they connect on 73.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Razorbacks are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 131st in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (74th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. The Razorbacks on the defensive end are ranked 202nd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 70.8. They have forced 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (96th in college hoops). The Arkansas defense gives up 31.3% on shots from 3-point land (115 of 367) and opponents are making 69.3% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.6 assists and 35.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 90th and 187th in the nation.
In their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks went home victorious with a score of 92-71 when they faced the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Razorbacks pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They also rejected 5 tries while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Commodores had 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 63.2%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Arkansas converted 8 out of 19 attempts (42.1%). In all, the Razorbacks shot 36 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 57.1%. The Razorbacks permitted the Commodores to make 26 out of their 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.8% in the matchup. They shot 27.3% from downtown by shooting 6 out of 22 and finished the contest at 13 of 19 from the free throw line (68.4%). With respect to rebounding, Arkansas allowed Vanderbilt to get 27 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Moses Moody ended up being important for the Razorbacks in this matchup. He buried 10 out of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, which earned him 26 points. Moody pulled down 8 rebounds in his 35 minutes and tallied 2 dimes in this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Arkansas was Jalen Tate. He ended up finishing with 25 points in his 37 minutes played by going 9 out of 15 from the floor for the matchup. Tate walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field as well as contributing 8 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss (+5)
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