The Ole Miss Rebels (4-4) will be at home in The Pavilion at Ole Miss when they go head-to-head with the Sam Houston State Bearkats (5-4). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. Ole Miss Rebels Betting Preview
The Bearkats were blown out by the No. 23 Baylor Bears in their last game, 84-56. Sam Houston State’s Christopher Galbreath Jr. had a good performance, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 10-for-21 shooting. Baylor had a much better free throw rate (0.267 vs. 0.111). Sam Houston State, meanwhile, held the Bears to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.9 (below their season average of 35.0).
In the Rebels last game, they were blown out by the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 77-58. With 10 points and eight rebounds, Terence Davis had a solid game for Ole Miss. Middle Tennessee had a turnover percentage of 8.3 (better than their season average of 15.8). Ole Miss, meanwhile, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (13-15; 86.7 percent).
The aggressive Ole Miss offense might be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this battle. The Rebels rank 22nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.310, while Sam Houston State ranks 334th in FTA rate allowed (0.323) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Sam Houston State Bearkats at Ole Miss Rebels Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Sam Houston State, ATS Winner – Sam Houston State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bearkats average 21.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 169th in the nation. The Rebels rank 220th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
- Ole Miss averages 4.3 blocks per game, which ranks 53rd in the nation. Sam Houston State ranks 100th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Sam Houston State averages 15.4 assists per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. Ole Miss ranks 206th in assists allowed per game (15.5).
- The Bearkats rank 71st in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Rebels rank 177th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
- Sam Houston State ranks 74th in steals per game (7.0) while Ole Miss ranks 138th in steals allowed per game (6.6).