Who's Playing

Western Kentucky @ Ole Miss

Current Records: Western Kentucky 5-4; Ole Miss 6-2

What to Know

The Ole Miss Rebels will take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 8:30 p.m. ET this past Saturday at State Farm Arena. Ole Miss will be strutting in after a win while WKU will be stumbling in from a defeat.

The Rebels came out on top in a nail-biter against the Memphis Tigers last week, sneaking past 67-63. Guard Jarkel Joiner (20 points) and guard Matthew Murrell (19 points) were the top scorers for Ole Miss.

Meanwhile, WKU entered their matchup against the Buffalo Bulls this past Wednesday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. WKU took a 77-67 hit to the loss column.

Ole Miss is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Western Kentucky's loss took them down to 5-4 while Ole Miss' victory pulled them up to 6-2. Jarkel Joiner will be someone to keep an eye on after he had 20 points along with eight rebounds and five steals two weeks ago. Let's see if he can build on that strong performance or if Western Kentucky's defense can bottle him up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Rebels are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Hilltoppers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Ole Miss

  • Daeshun Ruffin: Game-Time Decision (Hand)
  • Robert Allen: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Western Kentucky

  • Keith Williams: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • Zion Harmon: Out (Personal)