Mississippi Rebels (2-0) vs Butler Bulldogs (1-0)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Mississippi Rebels vs Butler Bulldogs
The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a college basketball showdown with the Butler Bulldogs on Friday night at 8 pm EST. The Rebels are coming off their one and only win of the season over the Western Michigan Broncos by a 90-64 score as Terrance Davis led the Rebels with 17 points in the win. And while the offense shot close to 55% from the field on this night, their defense was aggressive in causing 24 turnovers.
Nonetheless, they will be squaring up versus a Butler team that has won their first two games of the season thanks to huge, double digit wins over Miami, Ohio, RedHawks in their opener while also beating up on the Detroit Mercy Titians on November 12th. Kamar Baldwin led the Bulldogs with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in a game to where the home team shot 52% from the floor while jumping out early on the Titans to take an 18-point halftime lead.
Mississippi Rebels's Latest Performance :
Ole Miss destroyed the Broncos of Western Michigan in their first outing of 2018 last Saturday as they went up by 21 points at the half while cruising to victory behind a balanced offensive attack with Terence Davis with 17 points along with Breein Tyree having 14 points in the win. The most important thing is that the Rebels allowed just 40% shooting for the Broncos while causing 24 turnovers on the night.
Nonetheless, Jared Printy scored 17 points on 6 for 8 shooting for Western Michigan while the remainder of the starters were 10 of 24 on the night. In all, Ole Miss is a very sharp shooting team with a better than average defense. They will welcome the challenge of battling the Bulldogs as they are similar squads on both sides of the ball.
Butler Bulldogs 's Latest Performance :
Butler continued their winning streak to begin the season as they whipped up on the Titans of Detroit Mercy in getting 26 points for Kamar Baldwin along with 8 rebounds along with 6 assists on a night were the Bulldogs shot 52% for the night. And while Butler allowed the Titans to shoot 44% for the night, the visitors had 18 turnovers for the contest which certainly tilted the scales on the side of Butler.
In all, the Bulldogs are averaging 87 point per game while its defense is allowing just 66 points per outing. Nonetheless, the defense does allow teams to connect on 37% of their three-point attempts. They will certainly need to improve as the Rebels are averaging 46% from three point range this season while also putting up 90 points per game on 54% shooting from the floor.
How Mississippi Rebels & Butler Bulldogs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Ole Miss is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 1-0
Butler is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will certainly be entertaining throughout and one that will be competitive, particularly, on the defensive end, where both teams will be looking to establish themselves in this area. Of course, with two offensive minded squads, great team defense can certainly make a huge difference throughout the course of the game. With that being said, look for both teams to seek to control the overall pace of the game while Ole Miss would like to pick up the pace while Butler will seek to slow things down a bit to utilizing the shot clock.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Ole Miss Rebels
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Rebels in this contest as they are certainly the better team at this point. Of course, Butler will certainly come to compete at home, look for the solid defense for the Rebels to be the difference maker in this contest. Yes, the offense for the Rebels will indeed put some points on the board, however, look for the Rebel defense to get critical stops at the end of the game in which to pull out a victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest as the offenses will certainly come out gunning for the rim. With that being said, look for the scoreboard to light up early and often. As stated, the Rebels will come up with stops in the second half which will allow them to pull away from the Bulldogs. It is for this reason that I will back the score to go over its set total for the night.
Betting trends for Mississippi Rebels:
- The Rebels are 3-7 ATS in last ten games
- The over is 5-1 in Rebels last six games
Betting trends for Butler Bulldogs :
- The Bulldogs are 3-1 ATS in last four games
- The Under is 4-2 in Bulldogs last six games