The No. 18 Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Ole Miss Rebels at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers are 9-3 overall on the season, while the Rebels are 8-4 in 2021-22. Tennessee has won five of the last six games in the series and has covered the spread four times during that span.
However, Ole Miss did win the last meeting outright as a 3.5-point underdog last February and the Rebels have now covered two of three against Tennessee. The Volunteers are favored by 16.5 points in the latest Tennessee vs. Ole Miss odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 133.5. Before entering any Ole Miss vs. Tennessee picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Tennessee vs. Ole Miss spread: Tennessee -16.5
- Tennessee vs. Ole Miss over-under: 133.5 points
What you need to know about Tennessee
The Volunteers are coming off a 73-68 loss at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide last Wednesday where Tennessee led in the final minute but couldn't seal the deal. Olivier Nkamhoua had 15 points and nine rebounds in the defeat while Santiago Vescovi had 13 points before fouling out.
Tennessee was playing without freshman standout Kennedy Chandler and sixth-year senior John Fulkerson in that game because both were in COVID-19 protocols. However, both players have cleared protocols now and should play a big role on Wednesday against Ole Miss.
What you need to know about Ole Miss
Ole Miss will be making its first appearance on the court since Dec. 21 when it loss to Samford 75-73. Daeshun Ruffin had 17 points off the bench in the loss but shot just 6-of-18 from the floor in doing so. Jarkel Joiner had 15 points and four assists as well and is averaging 14.8 points per game to lead the Rebels.
The Rebels limited the Volunteers to just 35.6 percent shooting in a 52-50 victory last season and Kermit Davis' squad will be hoping to stymie a Tennessee offense that has been up-and-down throughout the season. The Volunteers have been held to less than 40 percent shooting in three of their last five games.
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