Ole Miss Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
TV: Youtube TV
Humphrey Coliseum is the site where the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-3) will take on the Ole Miss Rebels (8-6) on Saturday.
The Ole Miss Rebels faced Alabama and went home with a loss by a final score of 84-62 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Rebels finished with 23 while Alabama totaled 15 fouls. They also knocked down 9 out of their 20 tries from beyond the arc. Alabama finished shooting 68.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 25 shots. On top of that, Alabama had 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't have a block. Alabama distributed 13 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In regard to defending, Ole Miss allowed the other team to shoot 46.0% from the floor on 29 out of 63 shooting. They also distributed 9 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Rebels buried 12 of 17 shots for a rate of 70.6%. Ole Miss walked away from the game with a 34.8% FG percentage (24 of 69) and knocked down 2 out of their 24 shots from distance.
Jaemyn Brakefield is a player who was a contributor for this game. He ended up with 14 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and also grabbed 9 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Betting Picks
Ole Miss will enter this game with a record of 8-6 on the campaign. They have an average of 68.6 pts per contest (266th in Division 1) while hitting 43.3% from the field. The Rebels are shooting 29.4% on 3-point shots (79 of 269) and 68.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Ole Miss is collecting 38.4 boards per game and is sitting with 174 dimes so far this year, which ranks 277th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rebels are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They are 208th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 185 surrendered for the year. The Rebels defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.1% (332 of 808) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 83rd in the nation in points per game allowed (64.9).
The last time they took the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 87-53 when they faced Tennessee. The Bulldogs were able to corral 8 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 15 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. Tennessee earned 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 41.2%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Mississippi State buried 4 of 18 attempts (22.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs ended up shooting 21 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6%. The Bulldogs allowed Tennessee to convert 36 of their 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 69.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 57.1% from three-point range by shooting 12 of 21 and ended up shooting 3 out of 3 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Mississippi State allowed Tennessee to collect 34 in total (7 offensive).
Tyler Stevenson was important for the Bulldogs in the game. He made 7 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, and earned 2 rebounds. He totaled 15 points in his 17 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Mississippi State has a mark of 11-3 so far this season. As an offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.0% from the floor, which ranks 301st in the country. Mississippi State has earned 939 pts for the campaign (67.1 per contest) and they grab 38.6 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.2 times per game (80th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Bulldogs commit 13.4 fouls per game and they go 63.2% from the free throw line.
The Mississippi State defense gives up 31.1% on 3-point shots (103 of 331) and their opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.6 assists and 33.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 190th and 138th in college hoops. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 6th in college hoops in PPG given up with 56.9. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (28th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Mississippi State
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks