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How and what to watch for Ole Miss vs. No. 20 Missouri

Mizzou has lost three of their last five while Ole Miss has won four of their last five.

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Missouri Tigers guard Drew Buggs shoots against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Ole Miss Rebels are heading off to Columbia to take on the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday night to try and claw their way back into the top half of the SEC.

Ole Miss (12-9, 7-7 SEC) has been trending in the right direction, winning four of their last five games over conference foes. Their offense is inconsistent and is scoring just under 70 points per game on the season. But their defense allows just 63 points to opponents, which KenPom has ranked as the 23rd-best unit in the nation. They have three players averaging in double figures, but Devontae Shuler is the leading scorer with nearly 16 points per game.

Mizzou (14-7, 7-6 SEC) is heading the opposite way than Ole Miss having lost three of their last five games, including a 31-point fail to the Rebs just two weeks ago. The Tiger offense is scoring more than Ole Miss, at a 75 points per game clip, but their defense is giving up 72 to their opponents on average. They have four players averaging double figures and are led by Xavier Pinson, who is scoring nearly 15 points per contest.

KenPom is giving Mizzou a 62% chance to come away with a win

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Ole Miss vs. Missouri on Tuesday, February 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Missouri -3.5
Point Total: 132.5
Money line: Ole Miss +143, Missouri -175

  • Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last five games
  • The under has hit 15 times in the last 20 games Ole Miss has played
  • The over has hit in eight of the last 10 games Mizzou has played
  • The over has hit each of the last six times these teams have played, including earlier this season.

The Best Bet

Missouri has been sliding lately but has only lost home games to ranked teams. Ole Miss shouldn’t be able to replicate its blowout win over the Tigers in enemy territory.

Pick: Missouri -3.5

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