No. 18 Memphis (5-2) and Ole Miss (5-2) will play in an afternoon contest that helps get the Saturday college basketball schedule underway. The Tigers have hit a rough patch after starting the season off 5-0. They are currently on a two-game skid, dropping their last matchup 82-79 to Georgia. The Rebels, on the other hand, have won two straight.
Tipoff is at noon ET from The Pavilion in Oxford, Miss. The Tigers are one-point favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 135.5 in the latest Memphis vs. Ole Miss odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before locking in any Ole Miss vs. Memphis picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Memphis vs. Ole Miss spread: Memphis -1
- Memphis vs. Ole Miss over-under: 135.5 points
- Memphis vs. Ole Miss money line: Memphis -125, Ole Miss +105
- MISS: Rebels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog.
- MEM: Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games
Why Memphis can cover
Despite losing its last game 82-79 to Georgia, Memphis had a well-balanced scoring attack. There were six players who scored in double figures. Redshirt junior guard Landers Nolley II tallied a team-high 17 points with four rebounds and four assists. Fellow junior guard Lester Quinones finished with 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Quinones also knocked down three 3-pointers.
Senior forward DeAndre Williams logged a near double-double. He recorded 11 points and eight rebounds. Williams was active on the offensive glass and came down with six offensive rebounds. The Tigers finished with 16 second-chance points. Memphis had a rhythm on the offensive end and shot 46 percent from the field.
Why Ole Miss can cover
The Rebels roll into this contest on a two-game winning streak. Senior guard Jarkel Joiner has been the best player for Ole Miss. He is averaging 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. The Mississippi native is also shooting a team-best 44 percent from beyond the arc. Joiner has scored at least 10 points in every contest thus far. In the victory against Rider, he had 18 points and went 4 of 9 from 3-point land.
Center Nysier Brooks is ranked second on the team in points (8.0), first in rebounds (7.9), and first in field-goal percentage (55). Against Mississippi Valley State, he recorded his first double-double of the year. Brooks had 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Pennsylvania native was also a monster on the glass in the win against Rider. Brooks snagged a season-high 15 rebounds while registering three blocks.
How to make Ole Miss vs. Memphis picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 138 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can get the pick only at SportsLine.
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