Ole Miss Rebels at Illinois State Redbirds ATS Prediction


The Ole Miss Rebels (5-2) will travel to Redbird Arena to challenge the Illinois State Redbirds (6-4). The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Ole Miss Rebels at Illinois State Redbirds ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Redbirds were victorious over the FGCU Eagles 74-66, while the Rebels had no trouble getting past the Western Michigan Broncos 90-64.

Ole Miss dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.623. Western Michigan was 29.2 and 0.480, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Illinois State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over FGCU. The Redbirds had a rate of 0.298, while the Eagles posted a mark of 0.111. Illinois State was led by Phil Fayne, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Terence Davis played a key role for Ole Miss with 17 points.

The Redbirds won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 101-97. Illinois State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 31.9). Ole Miss, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (9.2 vs. 14.8).

Ole Miss might struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Illinois State ranks 53rd in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.4 percent), while Ole Miss has forced the 249th-most turnovers (17.8 percent).

Ole Miss Rebels at Illinois State Redbirds ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Ole Miss, ATS Winner – Illinois State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Ole Miss ranks 88th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Illinois State ranks 285th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
  • The Redbirds rank sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.9) while the Rebels rank 138th (3.4).
  • The Redbirds rank 77th in assists per game (14.3) while the Rebels rank 274th in assists allowed per game (16.0).
  • Ole Miss averages 37.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. Illinois State ranks 292nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).