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Oklahoma Sooners vs. Ole Miss Rebels
March Madness First Round: Friday, March 22nd 2019 12:30 PM EST TIME
The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to make a strong push in the NCAA Tournament as they take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Friday night. For the Rebels, they are slight favorites.
The Oklahoma Sooners are ready to dance now as they are heading into this first-round game with some momentum. They hold an impressive 19-13 overall record so far this season as they are looking to get double digits this year. The Sooners were unable to move anywhere near the first round of their conference play tournament as they fell in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament 72-71 to West Virginia last Wednesday. It was a dreadful start to the Sooners as they walk into this contest losing two straight games. The Sooners have been hot and cold this season as even though they lost to West Virginia in their last game, a week ago they beat them by 12 points. Which Sooner team will show up on Friday?
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As for the Sooners team as a whole, they have been slowly improving on the offensive side as they are scoring 71.2 points per game. On the flip side, they are allowing 68.2 points per game which is 91st in the league.
The Ole Miss Rebels are back into the big dance as just the ninth time in 109 seasons they are looking to get past the first round. However this is a new team and goal as the Rebels come into this game as small favorites. The Rebels are the No. 8 seed in the South Region, its highest seed since earning a No. 3 seed during the 2000-01 season. They have taken on the Sooners once before as well as Ole Miss and Oklahoma have met three times throughout history, with the Rebels winning two of the matchups over a decade ago. Can they continue their historical winning streak against the Sooners?
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Coming into this game, the Rebels have lost four of the past five games with their only win coming against the Missouri Tigers in that span. On the offensive side, they are scoring 75.4 points per game while on the back end, they are allowing 70.4 points per game which is 157th in the league.
- Rebels are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games.
- Rebels are 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 Friday games.
- Sooners are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.
- Sooners are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 NCAA Tournament games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Besides their last stretch of games, the Ole Miss Rebels have had an impressive season so far. They are even better covering the spread as well as they are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games overall as well as 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Full-Game Total Pick
Both the Ole Miss and Oklahoma Defense allows under 73 points on over three days rest. With that in mind, the Under is 4-0 in Rebels last 4 games following a ATS loss as well as 4-0 in Rebels last 4 neutral site games.