A couple of ACC rivals clash on Tuesday night when the Kentucky Wildcats host the Ole Miss Rebels. Mississippi is hoping to play spoiler and knock the Wildcats down a couple of March Madness seeds while the Wildcats want to put their weekend loss to Arkansas behind them. Which team gets it done SU or ATS? Check out an analysis and free pick for Kentucky versus Ole Miss so you can make your bets against the College Basketball Odds.
College Basketball Betting Preview for Ole Miss Rebels at Kentucky
Ole Miss Rebels versus #6 Kentucky Wildcats Match Info
- When: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
- TV/Streaming: ESPN/ESPN+
Why bet on Ole Miss versus Kentucky?
The Rebels not only have a 2-1 against the spread record in their last 3, but this season Mississippi has also upset teams on the moneyline as an underdog. On Jan. 29, Ole Miss beat Kansas State 67-56 as a 1-point dog. The Rebels followed the win up with a 76-72 victory over LSU as a 12-point underdog. The Rebels also almost upset Florida in a 57-62 overtime loss as an 11-point dog. Ole Miss can hang with the Wildcats.
Ole Miss Rebels Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 68.5
- FG %: 43.4
- 3PT %: 32.8
- FT %: 71.1
- Rebounds/G: 31.2
Ole Miss Rebels Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 68.2
- FG %: 44.9
- 3PT %: 31.9
- FT %: 71.0
- Rebounds/G: 31.3
Why bet on Kentucky versus Ole Miss?
Because of a 2-point upset loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Feb. 26, Kentucky won’t win the SEC Regular Season title. Auburn should take the regular season championship. For Kentucky, losing to the 13-16 Rebels would be a disaster. Ole Miss is so bad that losing could send Kentucky from a likely 2-seed to a 3-seed or even 4-seed. So expect the Wildcats to give it their all in this.
Kentucky Wildcats Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 80.3
- FG %: 48.5
- 3PT %: 35.5
- FT %: 73.0
- Rebounds/G: 37.4
Kentucky Wildcats Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 65.6
- FG %: 40.7
- 3PT %: 30.1
- FT %: 71.9
- Rebounds/G: 27.3
Ole Miss Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Analysis
Ole Miss has no shot of making the NCAA Tournament field. The Rebels are 3 games under .500 heading into this contest. Not only that, but Ole Miss doesn’t have a quality victory. So unless the Rebels win the SEC Tournament, which shouldn’t happen, they won’t make the field.
But although Mississippi has nothing to play for except pride, they can keep this to within the likely spread. Last season, Ole Miss upset Kentucky on the moneyline.
The Wildcats are a much different team, but they will give the Rebels way more points than they did last season. So Kentucky had better be ready. If they take the Rebels lightly, things could go south in a hurry.
Mississippi is 2-1 ATS in their last 3. They also upset LSU and Florida. But Kentucky is one of the best teams in the nation. Oscar Tshiebwe and Sahvir Wheeler should have their way with the Rebels. Expect a big Kentucky win and cover.
NCAAM Pick: Kentucky Wildcats