Betting on today’s Bearkats and Rebels game? Catch the action at C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, MS, as the Rebels hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on SEC. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 132.5 points, with the Rebels being the favored team playing at home against the Bearkats.
SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS VS OLE MISS REBELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sam Houston State Bearkats +9.5
This game will be played at C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Rebels.
- Even though we have Ole Miss winning straight-up, we like Sam Houston State at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Bearkats Exceed Expectations on the Road?
Sam Houston State, who has a current record of 1-2, will face Ole Miss. In their previous three games as the underdog, Sam Houston State’s record is 1-2. As of now, Sam Houston State’s against the spread record stands at 1-2 heading into today’s matchup. In games played on the road, Sam Houston State is 1-1 vs. the spread this year and holds a 5-5 ATS record in their previous ten road games.
Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Sam Houston State has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 142.7 points per game on average. In the Bearkats’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 64 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
In their recent game, the Bearkats’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Davon Barnes with 16 points. Marcus Boykin also added 11 points for the Bearkats.
On the defensive side, Sam Houston State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.7 points per game. Against Oklahoma State, the Bearkats’ defense gave up 85 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Oklahoma State only made 8 free-throws.
Does Ole Miss Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Ole Miss has a perfect 3-0 record after three games, all of which have been played at their home arena. As of today’s game, Ole Miss has a 0-3 record against the spread this season. Looking back to last season, Ole Miss is 1-9 vs. the spread in their previous ten games.
So far, Ole Miss’ games have averaged 135.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.3 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Rebels’ games have averaged 71 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.
In their recent matchup, the Ole Miss offense ended with 70 points against Detroit. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.2% and made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Allen Flanigan who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.3. Matthew Murrell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.
So far this season, the Ole Miss defense has been performing well, ranking 42nd in the country at 64.0 points allowed per contest. Against Detroit, the Rebels’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Detroit only made 5 free-throws.