The Ole Miss Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide are set to square off in an SEC matchup at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The Rebels are 12-11 overall and 10-4 at home, while Bama is 14-9 overall and 1-5 on the road. It's a rivalry that Alabama has dominated of late, with the Crimson Tide winning and covering in six of the last seven head-to-head matchups.
However, Alabama has struggled against the spread this season with an 8-15 mark while Ole Miss is 11-12 against the number. The Crimson Tide are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Ole Miss vs. Alabama odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 143.5. Before entering any Alabama vs. Ole Miss picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Ole Miss vs. Alabama spread: Ole Miss +5.5
- Ole Miss vs. Alabama over-under: 143.5 points
What you need to know about Ole Miss
The Rebels were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 62-57 to the Florida Gators. One thing holding Ole Miss back was the mediocre play of guard Jarkel Joiner, who did not have his best game. He played for 40 minutes but put up just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting.
It was Joiner's first game in just under a month after he suffered a back injury in early January against archrival Mississippi State. The former Cal State Bakersfield transfer is leading the team in scoring this season (13.1 ppg) and second-leading scorer Daeshun Ruffin (12.6 ppg) is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, so Ole Miss will need Joiner to settle in during his second game back from injury.
What you need to know about Alabama
Meanwhile, the game between Bama and the Kentucky Wildcats this past Saturday was not particularly close, with Bama falling 66-55. Center Charles Bediako put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 12 points along with eight boards. The true freshman also had a block in the game and has had nine multi-block games this season. His ability to alter the game at that end of the floor could be critical in a matchup against Nysier Brooks.
Offensively, the Crimson Tide shot just 28.1 percent from the floor and went just 3-for-30 from the 3-point line in the loss to Kentucky. Alabama has now lost three of its last four games and Nate Oats' squad will need to stem the tide if it expects to stay in the running for an at-large bid in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
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