Penn St. Nittany Lions vs. Mississippi Rebels
The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Ole Miss Rebels in a Big Ten versus SEC college basketball matchup on Sunday. The Nittany Lions are -1 point favorites over the Rebels with an over/under point total set at 128.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have won three of their last four games but Patrick Chambers and his team have their work cut out for them this season. While PSU are six games over .500 the start of their Big Ten schedule is right around the corner. Tim Frazier leads the way for Penn State averaging 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.9 assists, Trey Lewis averages 7.4 points, Jeramine Marshall averages 7.1 points, and Cammeron Woodyard is averaging 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. As a team Penn State is averaging 62.5 points while shooting just 37.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents shoot 39.9 percent. The Nittany Lions are undefeated at home thus far this season.
The Mississippi Rebels have lost just once this season and Andy Kennedy’s team has won their last three games in a row. Ole Miss faces their second road game of the year in this spot after coming away with a huge steal and bucket in the waning seconds to grab a win at DePaul. Murphy Holloway is averaging 11.6 points and 10.4 rebounds, Terrance Henry is averaging 11 points and 5.0 rebounds, Dendecous Nelson is averaging 11.6 points, and Nick Williams is averaging 10.3 points. As a team Ole Miss is averaging 67.4 points, 41.3 rebounds, and they are shooting 41.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.4 points and they are shooting 38.2 percent from the floor. Ole Miss has beaten teams from the Mountain West, ACC, and Big East in their last three and would love to add the Big Ten to their resume.
Penn State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, and 9-4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Ole Miss is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, and 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total here is set at 128 which is low enough that it’s going to get dicey but not dicey enough to take the over.