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The Ole Miss Rebels (8-4) host the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers (10-2) in an SEC showdown on Wednesday afternoon. The Volunteers led the all-time series 76-45 and have won six of the past seven meetings. This will be the first conference matchup of the year for both teams. Tennessee won its last game with ease, blowing out Austin Peay 86-44. On the opposite side, Ole Miss surprisingly lost to North Alabama 66-65 in its last contest. 

Tip-off in Oxford is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Volunteers are 7-point favorites in the latest Tennessee vs. Ole Miss odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 130.5. Before locking in any Ole Miss vs. Tennessee picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.  

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 8 of the season 21-15 on all-top rated college basketball picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.   

Now, the model has set its sights on Tennessee vs. Ole Miss and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Ole Miss vs. Tennessee:

  • Tennessee vs. Ole Miss spread: Volunteers -7
  • Tennessee vs. Ole Miss over/under: 130.5 points 
  • Tennessee vs. Ole Miss money line: Volunteers -340, Rebels +270
  • TENN: The Volunteers are 6-0 ATS in their last six Wednesday games
  • MISS: The Rebels are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss
  • Tennessee vs. Ole Miss picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Tennessee can cover

Freshman forward Julian Phillips has terrific length that allows him to defend multiple positions on the floor. Phillips showcases his athleticism when attacking the lane and gliding to the rim. The South Carolina native is a solid rebounder and does the dirty work in the paint. Phillps averages 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. His best game of the year came on Dec. 7, recording a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. 

Sophomore guard Zakai Zeigler provides Tennessee with an energetic spark off the bench. Zeigler is fast and shifty with the ball in his hands while being able to create good looks at the rim. He's averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. The New York native has also swiped at least two steals in seven games. On Dec. 17, he had a season-high 21 points with six boards.  

Why Ole Miss can cover 

Junior guard Matthew Murrell is the go-to option offensively for Ole Miss. Murrell is able to get buckets at all three levels and owns a quick trigger. The Tennessee native is tied for seventh in the SEC in scoring (15.6) with 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He's scored 20-plus in two of his last three outings. On Dec. 14 against UCF, Murrell finished with 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Sophomore guard Daeshun Ruffin may be undersized (5-foot-9) but he has excellent talent. Ruffin is quick off the dribble with a smooth pull-up jumper. He penetrates the lane and keeps pressure on the defense. The Mississippi native puts up 9.6 points and 3.6 assists per contest. He's racked up double-digit points in three of his last four outings. On Dec. 17, Ruffin logged 17 points, three rebounds and four assists. 

How to make Ole Miss vs. Tennessee picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 132 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Tennessee vs. Ole Miss? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 21-15 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.