Ole Miss Rebels vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+4)
The Missouri Tigers (14-6) play the Ole Miss Rebels (12-9) at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday. Missouri opens this game as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Ole Miss comes into this game with a record of 12-9 on the campaign. They have an average of 69.6 pts per game (231st in Division 1) while going 44.5% from the floor. The Rebels are hitting 28.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (110 of 387) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Ole Miss is collecting 35.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 267 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 147th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Rebels are able to force 16.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 fouls. The Rebels defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.6% (469 of 1,101) and they surrender 32.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 228th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 270 surrendered on the year. They are surrendering 36.8% from beyond the arc and they are 37th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.9).
The Ole Miss Rebels played the Mississippi State Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 66-56 in their last game. Ole Miss walked away from the contest having earned a 38.2% FG percentage (21 out of 55) and converted 5 out of their 19 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Rebels made 9 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 25 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 dimes for this contest in addition to earning 4 steals and 5 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Ole Miss allowed 38.2% from the floor on 21 of 55 shooting. Mississippi State dished out 15 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Bulldogs snagged 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Mississippi State finished the game at 77.8% from the charity stripe by making 14 of their 18 tries. They knocked down 2 of 9 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Jarkel Joiner is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He accounted for 8 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Joiner finished the contest at 36.4% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Rebels was Luis Rodriguez. He snagged 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by going 2-of-4 (7 points). Overall, Rodriguez was on the hardwood for 18 min.
Missouri has a record of 14-6 for the season. Missouri has accumulated 1,499 points on the campaign (75.0 per contest) and they pull in 36.3 rebounds per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 20.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 70.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Tigers are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which is 85th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.3 times per game (164th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per contest. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 228th in college hoops in points given up per game with 72.1. They are able to force 12.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (134th in D-1). The Missouri defense concedes 32.2% on shots from distance (132 of 410) and opponents are making 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.5 assists and 35.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 71st and 194th in the country.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Missouri Tigers took home the win by a final score of 93-78 when they faced the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 28 for the game. They turned away 2 tries while recording 8 steals for the game. The Gamecocks had 18 fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.2%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Missouri made 9 of 20 attempts (45.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers finished the game shooting 34 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 57.6%. The Tigers allowed the Gamecocks to convert 27 of their 65 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.5% for this game. They finished the game shooting 30.4% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 23 and ended up going 17 of 25 at the charity stripe (68.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Missouri permitted South Carolina to get 33 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Dru Smith was important for the Tigers in this game. He made 6 out of 8 in this contest for a rate of 75.0%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Smith had 2 boards in his 32 mins played and had 7 dimes for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Missouri was Xavier Pinson. He totaled 16 points in 25 minutes played by going 7 of 15 shooting in this game. Pinson ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss (+4)
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