Mississippi Rebels vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Tuesday in Nashville in SEC college basketball. The Rebels are -9.5 point favorites over the Commodores.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have dropped their first two SEC games and after battling Kentucky in their SEC opener they were throttled by Arkansas on Saturday. It’s a rebuilding year for Vandy and they are just 4-3 at home and have lost four of their last five games. As a team Vanderbilt is averaging 57.6 points, 10.5 assists, and they are shooting 40.2 percent while defensively they are averaging 59.3 points, 11 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Kedren Johnson is averaging 15.7 points, Kyle Fuller is averaging 11 points, and Rod Odom is averaging 9.4 points. Vanderbilt will need a big effort here to avoid another loss.
The Ole Miss Rebels are rolling winning their first tow SEC games in convincing fashion. Ole Miss is in first place in the SEC in the early going but there still plenty of basketball to be played. As a team Mississippi is averaging 82.4 points, 13.1 assists, and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points, 11.4 assists, and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Marshall Henderson is averaging 18.6 points, Murphy Holloway is averaging 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds, and Reginald Buckner is averaging 10.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Ole Miss still has plenty to prove and look for them to try and prove something once again in this spot.
Vanderbilt is 7-2 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning road record. Mississippi is 7-1 against the spread against the SEC, 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, and 4-0 against the spread following a win. Ole Miss is 1-4 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
I like the Commodores getting the points in a game that I feel will be a close one.
Vanderbilt Commodores +9.5 Mississippi Rebels