LSU Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The LSU Tigers (12-4, 4-0 SEC) and the Ole Miss Rebels (9-7, 0-3 SEC) face off at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The Tigers will try to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN2.

LSU Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Rebels lost to the Florida Gators, 71-55, while the Tigers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies, 89-85.

LSU played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 51.6 (above their season average of 35.1) and a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.233). Texas A&M was 34.7 and 0.208, respectively, for those same stats. Ole Miss, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-20; 80.0 percent). Blake Hinson had a good game for Ole Miss, putting up 16 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Trendon Watford was a key piece for LSU with 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

The Tigers won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 83-69. One of LSU’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They made 30 trips to the line, while Ole Miss went 17 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the nation’s top rebounding teams face off. The Tigers are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 16th in offensive rebounding percentage at 36.0 percent. Meanwhile, Ole Miss ranks 48th in the country at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.7 percent.

LSU vs. Ole Miss Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ole Miss, ATS Winner – Ole Miss, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Ole Miss ranks 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.6) while LSU ranks 231st (25.1).
  • The Tigers average 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. The Rebels rank 132nd in assists allowed per game (12.6).
  • LSU averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 119th in the country. Ole Miss ranks 137th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Tigers rank 40th in rebounds per game (39.8) while the Rebels rank 177th (35.0).
  • LSU ranks 32nd in blocks per game (4.7) while Ole Miss ranks 140th (2.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rebels have scored an average of 61.6 points per game (7.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (1.9 above their season average).
  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 11.3 for the season.