SEC foes will battle when the Florida Gators (10-5, 2-1 SEC) go head-to-head with the Ole Miss Rebels (9-6, 0-2 SEC) at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Ole Miss Rebels at Florida Gators ATS Preview
In the Rebels’ last contest, they fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks, 76-72. Breein Tyree had a solid performance for Ole Miss, leading the team in scoring with 27 points on 8-for-20 shooting. Arkansas had a turnover percentage of 12.8 (better than their season average of 15.9). Ole Miss, meanwhile, held the Razorbacks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 21.4).
The Gators are trying to rebound after their 91-75 loss to the Missouri Tigers in their last outing. Kerry Blackshear Jr. led Florida in scoring with 22 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Missouri had an effective field goal percentage of 0.731 (above their season average of 0.489). Florida, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-32; 78.1 percent).
The aggressive Florida offense might be living from the charity stripe in this showdown. The Gators rank 29th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.281, while Ole Miss is among the country’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 283rd-ranked FTA rate of 0.263).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Gators won the only game last season, 90-86. The Gators’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Rebels. Florida had a rate of 15.2, while Ole Miss posted a mark of 18.6.
Ole Miss Rebels at Florida Gators Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – Ole Miss, O/U – Under
Ole Miss ranks 58th in assists per game (14.9) while Florida ranks 98th in assists allowed per game (12.1).
The Gators’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 6.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rebels have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (2.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (3.3 above their season average).