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#18 Tennessee Visits Ole Miss (February 2, 2021) Betting Odds and Analysis

NCAA Basketball Betting: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Odds and Picks

Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis is struggling to gain traction.  The third-year coach led the Rebels to a March Madness betting bid in his first campaign.  Last year was a big step back at 15-17.  This year the Rebels are struggling to stay above water.  Lack of offense is the biggest problem Davis is facing.  Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has built one of the top defenses in the country.  Discipline and structure have put UT in the thick of the SEC race.  Of great concern is an offense that may go dark at Tournament time.

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
TV Coverage: ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Betting Odds

Tennessee -5 (-110) 124 (-110)
Ole Miss +5 (-110) 124 (-110)
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Tennessee Volunteers at Ole Miss Rebels CashBet Wagering Analysis

Account of recent success, Tennessee will get the majority of sportsbook activity.  Ole Miss has no public appeal as a relatively anonymous team.  Tennessee caught national attention early on and has maintained it.  On the whole sharp gamblers are fans of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes.  Nothing makes handicappers happier than consistency.  Barnes delivers that in spades.

Tennessee Rights the Ship

Last time out for Tennessee was an 80-61 name brand home win over Kansas.  UT easily covered as 3-point 2021 March Madness betting favorites.  The Volunteers had failed to cover its three previous games. Now, Tennessee is 11-3 straight up, 8-6 against the spread, and 5-9 under the total.  UT ranks 145th out of 350 teams for scoring offense.  While defensively, the Volunteers rank 6th for points allowed.

Rebels Become Non-Offensive

Late on, Ole Miss has lost five of their last seven bets on NCAA basketball matchups.  Seven of the Rebels’ last eight games went under the total.  Ole Miss is 8-8 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 2-14 under the total.  Of great concern is an offense that ranks 237th out of 350 teams for scoring.  The Rebels are 333rd for 3-point field goal shooting, 290th for free throw percentage, and 206th for offensive rebounds.  Defensively Ole Miss ranks a much more impressive 29th for points allowed.

Tennessee Volunteers at Ole Miss Rebels Against the Spread

Late on, the Volunteers are 8-6 against the spread on the road.  In SEC games, Tennessee is 11-15 vs. the line.  UT is 14-13 on the board after a win.  In sum, UT has covered nine of their last 15 games.

Tennessee has gone under in nine of their last 16 games.  Specifically, as chalk, UT is 14-19-1 to the under.  Against the SEC, Tennessee is 14-12 over the total.  And then, after a win, UT is 11-16 under the spread.

Overall, Ole Miss is 22-25-1 on the board.  At home, the Rebels are 15-10-1 against the spread.  Following a loss, Ole Miss is 9-13-1 vs. the odds.  Ole Miss is 12-15-1 with the oddsmakers against the SEC.

To summarize, Ole Miss is 18-29-1 under the total.  As dogs, the Rebels are 7-13 to the under.  Ole Miss is 10-17-1 under the number against the SEC.  And after a loss, the Rebels are 10-12-1 to the under.

Tennessee has gotten the money in seven of their last ten against Ole Miss.  While seven of the previous eight in this series went under the total.  At Ole Miss, the Rebels have covered two of their last three against the Volunteers.  And then five straight games between these teams at the Pavilion went under the total.

Tennessee Volunteers at Ole Miss Rebels CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Tennessee faces a potential 2021 March Madness betting letdown spot. Saturday’s win over Kansas is as high profile as it gets.  Ole Miss has the defense to frustrate the plodding Volunteers offense.  As mentioned earlier, Ole Miss brings good value at home.  Also, they have shown the ability to get the money over UT at the Pavilion.

Tennessee at Ole Miss CashBet Best Bet: 

Ole Miss Rebels


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