SEC foes will collide when the Texas A&M Aggies (6-6, 0-1 SEC) square off with the Ole Miss Rebels (9-4) at Reed Arena. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies Odds Preview
In the Rebels’ last outing, they were blown out by the No. 24 Wichita State Shockers, 74-54. With 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting, Khadim Sy was Ole Miss’ leading scorer. Wichita State’s effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Ole Miss. The Shockers had a rate of 0.542 (above their season average of 0.491), while the Rebels posted a mark of 0.346 (below their season average of 0.522).
The Aggies are hoping for a better outcome after their 69-59 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks in their last game. With 10 points and 13 rebounds, Texas A&M’s Josh Nebo had a solid game. Arkansas had a turnover percentage of 12.2 (better than their season average of 16.7). Texas A&M, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.289 (above their season average of 0.265).
The physical Texas A&M offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this contest. The Aggies currently rank 55th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.267, while Ole Miss ranks 264th in FTA rate allowed (0.248).
Both teams have had a player trending in the right direction over their last five games. For the Rebels, it’s been Devontae Shuler, who has averaged 13 points,6.4 assists, while the Aggies have received great contributions from Nebo (12 points,8.2 rebounds,3.4 blocks).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Rebels won the lone contest played against each other last season, 75-71. One of Ole Miss’ biggest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 18-19 (94.7 percent), while the Aggies were just 4-8 (50.0 percent).
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies Odds Prediction
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The Aggies rank 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Rebels rank 94th (3.3).
Ole Miss ranks 46th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Texas A&M ranks 251st (26.9).
The Rebels rank 38th in assists per game (15.8) while the Aggies rank 222nd (10.8).
Ole Miss averages 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 71st in the country. Texas A&M ranks 133rd in steals allowed per game (6.9).
The Aggies have outscored opponents by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Texas A&M has been defeated by an average of 3.7 points.
During their last five games, the Rebels have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (5.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (3.0 above their season average).