Ole Miss vs Memphis College Hoops Odds Preview

Posted by Kenny Bell on Friday,December 18, 2015 3:33, EST in

The non-conference NCAA Basketball betting schedule often features game where the better teams play what are essentially warm-up games against lesser opponents. We get some great match-ups mixed in, though, and we have a great one on Friday, December 18 when the Ole Miss Rebels head into FedEx Forum, in Memphis, TN to face the Tigers. Tip-off is set for 8 PM EST on ESPNEWS.

Let’s Take a look at the Rebels vs Tigers NCAA Basketball Betting Preview

This has all the makings of a close one, and the Ole Miss Rebels look like a decent straight up bet. Memphis are solid at home, though, which makes you believe they might be able to cover the spread. I love playing the OVER/UNDER, and I get the feeling that this one really could go either way.

Why bet on the Ole Miss Rebels

The Ole Miss Rebels are a very respectable 8-2 SU on the season, and have won all 3 of their road games to this point. Non-conference games have seen the rebels perform well, and they come into this one 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games out of conference. This is a team that also seems to like the Friday night lights, with an 8-2-1 ATS record in their last 11 games on that day suggesting that they might be a pretty solid bet here. Ole Miss are averaging 75.6 PPG this season, and are giving up 67.2 PPG. The OVER/UNDER in their games this season is 2-7-0.

 

Why bet on the Memphis Tigers

The Memphis Tigers (7-2) get to continue their favorable schedule by playing another home game. They are 6-2 SU on home court this season, and are a tough nut to crack in front of their own fans. If you are looking for a reason to bet on them against the spread, you might want to consider that they are 4-0-0 ATS in their last 4 games against SEC opponents. The Tigers are pretty similar in numbers compared to Ole Miss, and are averaging 78.7 PPG while giving up 66.6 PPG. The OVER/UNDER is 3-4-0 in their games so far this season.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

When you look at the numbers, it becomes pretty hard to find much to choose from between these two teams. In the end, I have to go with the home court advantage, which means taking Memphis straight up.

Ole Miss Rebels 70 Memphis Tigers 73