The LSU Tigers (12-4, 4-0 SEC) put their five-game winning streak on the line when they challenge the Ole Miss Rebels (9-7, 0-3 SEC) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The game will air on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Betting Prediction
The last time the Tigers played, they topped the Texas A&M Aggies, 89-85. The Tigers had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 51.6 (above their season average of 35.1) and had a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.233). LSU was led by Trendon Watford, who contributed 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
The Rebels fell to the Florida Gators in their last matchup, 71-55. Florida’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Ole Miss. The Gators posted a mark of 16.6 (uglier than their season average of 15.1), while the Rebels had a rate of 25.1 (above their season average of 17.4). With 16 points and 11 rebounds, Blake Hinson put together a solid performance for Ole Miss.
After the Tigers won the sole contest against the Rebels last season, 83-69, these teams will go head-to-head for the first time this year. The Tigers had a much better free throw rate (0.351 vs. 0.141) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.553 vs. 0.469).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the country’s top rebounding teams clash. The Tigers rank 16th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.0 percent), while Ole Miss ranks 48th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.7 percent).
LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Free Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – LSU, O/U – Under
Ole Miss ranks 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.6) while LSU ranks 231st (25.1).
The Tigers rank 40th in rebounds per game (39.8) while the Rebels rank 177th (35.0).
LSU ranks 32nd in blocks per game (4.7) while Ole Miss ranks 140th (2.8).
The Tigers average 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. The Rebels rank 132nd in assists allowed per game (12.6).
LSU averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 119th in the NCAA. Ole Miss ranks 137th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 11.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rebels have scored an average of 61.6 points per game (7.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (1.9 above their season average).