No.22 Ole Miss (15-1, 2-1) has surprised NCAA basketball predictions already with 15 wins compared to last season’s 12. However, the test for this team will be in SEC play, and LSU (10-6, 2-1) will have the next chance to see how good Ole Miss truly is.
The Rebels won their second straight SEC game last time out, beating Vanderbilt 69-56. On the other hand, the Tigers faced one of the top teams in the conference and lost to Auburn 93-78.
Ole Miss vs LSU Game Information
1. Game: Ole Miss (15-1) vs LSU (10-6)
2. Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA
3. Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET
4. Ole Miss vs LSU Live Stream: TBS.com
Both teams are 2-1 in SEC play, losing to ranked opponents, which should not affect NCAA basketball picks today. Ole Miss lost to Tennessee in its first SEC game of the season and LSU was defeated by Auburn.
Ole Miss vs LSU Odds and Spreads
Ole Miss vs LSU Betting Trends
- Over is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Over is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 games as a home favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.
- Over is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
- Over is 6-1 in Rebels last 7 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
- Tigers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 7.0-12.5.
- Rebels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Tigers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.
Pick Against the Spread: LSU -3
In LSU’s last game, it faced its second-ranked opponent of the season and first in SEC play. It might not have gone as planned, which could influence college basketball lines for when the Tigers face another ranked opponent in Ole Miss.
However, what makes this game different from the loss to Auburn is that LSU will face Ole Miss in Baton Rouge. The home-court advantage could play a big part in the Tigers taking down Ole Miss, having a 7-2 record at home.
On top of that, LSU did have some success against Auburn. Jordan Wright had 18 points and Trae Hannibal scored 18 off the bench. The biggest issue for the Tigers was Jalen Cook, who is averaging 15 points but underperformed by scoring only seven. Plus, the team had 17 turnovers.
At home, Cook should have a bounce-back game and LSU should be able to limit the turnovers. That should help the Tigers cover the college basketball spread against Ole Miss.
Over/Under Pick: Over 150
The season stats of both these teams show a pretty evenly matched game. Ole Miss is seventh in the SEC in points per game (77.6) while tied for sixth in defensive points allowed (69.5). LSU is tied with LSU for sixth in points allowed per game at 69.5 while it scores an average of 76.3 points per game.
That could make it hard for the sportsbook to come up with a clear line for this game. However, it does seem like if these teams are evenly matched, they are going to lean toward getting into a high-scoring game.
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Ole Miss’s offense is led by Matthew Murrell and Allen Flanigan, who are averaging over 16 points. On top of that, Jaylen Murray and Jaemyn Brakefield have been putting up decent numbers as two more double-digit scorers. Murrell had 24 in the win over Vanderbilt while Flanigan added 16 with eight assists.
Player Prop Pick: Jalen Cook Over 13.5 points (-110)
Cook has only played in six games this season, starting in five, but averages 15.2 points. His average took a massive hit in the loss to Auburn, which followed a game in which he scored a season-high 28. It was also the first start for Cook this season that LSU had lost. Expect Cook to have a big bounce-back game against Ole Miss on LSU’s home court.
Ole Miss vs LSU Score Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Which player do the experts think will score the most points in this game?
The two leading scorers for each team are Ole Miss’s Matthew Murrell and LSU’s Jalen Cook. Both could have big games.
Can Ole Miss cover the spread against LSU?
Being on the road against a solid home team could make it hard for Ole Miss to cover the spread against LSU.