Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Rebels versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. The odds for this Southeastern conference game currently have Kentucky as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 164 points.

OLE MISS REBELS VS KENTUCKY WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ole Miss Rebels +8.5

This game will be played at Rupp Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE OLE MISS REBELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Kentucky winning straight-up, we like Ole Miss at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 164 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Ole Miss Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

So far this season, Ole Miss has been a much better team at home, going 14-1 compared to 4-4 on the road. They've also been the favorite in 15 of their 23 games, going a perfect 15-0 in those matchups. As the underdog, they have a record of just 3-5.

Over their last 10 road games, the Rebels have gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they lost to South Carolina by a score of 68-65. On the season, they are 18-5, including a 5-5 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

As the underdog, Ole Miss has an ATS record of 4-4 this season and they are 13-10 overall. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today's over/under line of 164 is higher than the average over/under line in Ole Miss' games this season (142.1). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.

In their most recent game, the Ole Miss offense concluded with only 65 points against South Carolina. Throughout the game, they made 4/10 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 50.9%. On the offensive front, the Rebels have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 143rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 41st in terms of percentage and 169th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Rebels' defense is nationally ranked 154th, allowing 71.4 points per game. Against South Carolina, the Rebels' defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, South Carolina only made 3 free-throws.

Can the Wildcats Offense Score Enough at Home?

After losing their most recent game to Gonzaga, Kentucky now has an overall record of 16-7. In Southeastern Conference play, they have gone 6-4 compared to their non-conference record of 10-3.

At home this season, the Wildcats have gone 11-4, and they have an average scoring margin of +13.3 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 7-3.

As the favorite this season, Kentucky has gone just 9-10 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark at home is 8-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have a record of 4-6. In their last three home games, the Wildcats are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 164 is higher than the average over/under line in Kentucky's games this year (156.6). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 184 points.

In their previous game, the Wildcats' offense finished with 85 points, which is right in line with their current average of 89.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Reed Sheppard with 21 points, while Antonio Reeves also chipped in with 17 points.

Currently, the Wildcats' defense holds the 307th rank in the nation, allowing 78.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Gonzaga, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 89 points vs. Kentucky.