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Two teams from the Southeastern Conference will be looking to bounce back from a loss when the Mississippi Rebels travel to Gainesville for a matchup with the Florida Gators. Ole Miss lost to Arkansas, 76-72, to remain winless in conference play, while Florida lost to Missouri, 91-75, on the road in their last game.Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST and the game can be seen on ESPN.
Rebels looking for first conference winOle Miss has lost three straight, including their first two SEC games, after starting 9-3 entering the new year. It will not get any easier moving forward as they play three of their next four games on the road. The Rebels led by 11 points against Arkansas but went cold down the stretch as they only scored two baskets in the final seven minutes. Breein Tyree scored 27 points on 8-of-20 shooting and 9-for-10 at the foul line in the loss. Blake Hinson, KJ Buffen and Devontae Shuler each posted double figures in points, but the Rebels got just two points from their bench.
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Tyree is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.8 per game. The senior guard is shooting 40.6% from the field, including 35.1% from three-point range, and 76.7% from the free-throw line. Shuler leads the Rebels in assists (4.1) and steals (1.7) while scoring 10.9 a game. Buffen is asked to do the dirty work in the paint, leading Ole Miss in rebounds (6.6) and blocks (0.9), and chips in with 9.7 points a contest. As a team, the Rebels are shooting 43.5% from the field, 32.3% from three and 71.8% at the foul line.
Gators coming off worst loss of the seasonFlordia started SEC play with a 2-0 record with wins over Alabama and South Carolina but ran into a Missouri team that could not miss over the weekend. The Tigers shot 61.5% from the field and 63.2% from beyond the arc as Missouri led throughout. Kerry Blackshear Jr. scored 22 points, Noah Locke had 12 and Scottie Lewis came off the bench with 11 for the bulk of the scoring in the loss.
Blackshear leads Florida in points (15.1) and rebounds (8.4), the latter good for fifth-best in the SEC. His 83.8% shooting from the foul line is also good for fifth in the conference. Keyontae Johnson was ineffective in the loss to the Tigers but is second on the team in points (12.9) and rebounds (6.8). Andrew Nembhard (11.1) and Locke (10.0) round out the Gators' double-digit scorers. Florida is shooting 43.9% as a team and 72.3% from the foul line.
- Florida is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games
- Florida is 1-14 ATS in their last 15 home games
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- Ole Miss is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against Florida
- Ole Miss is 7-0 ATS in their last six road games against Florida
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
This number is simply too high considering the recent history between these two programs. Ole Miss is 4-6 SU in the last 10 meetings, but since 2010, only once has the margin of victory been higher than 10 points. Florida will get the straight-up win at home, but the Rebels keep it closer than the spread once again.
Prediction: Ole Miss
Full-Game Total Pick
Both teams have seen their recent games go over the total. The total has gone over in five of Ole Miss' last seven games, while Florida has gone over the total in nine of their last 10. Florida has scored 75, 81, 104 and 102 to their last four games, while scored over 80 points in six games this season. This will be a high-scoring affair in Gainsville.