LSU Tigers (12-3) vs Mississippi Rebels (13-2)Date : 01/15/2019
Time : 9:00 pm EST
Location : Pavillion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
LSU Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels
The LSU Tigers will visit the Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, in which to battle the Mississippi Rebels in an SEC Showdown on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Both teams find themselves chasing first place within the Southeastern Conference as Mississippi sits in the second-place slot as they are winners of 10 straight games as they disposed of a high-scoring Mississippi State Bulldogs team in their last outing on the road as they rebounded from a small halftime deficit in which to outscore the Bulldogs 42-36 in the second half en route to the victory behind 26 points along with five boards for Blake Hinson.
On the other hand, the LSU Tigers are currently in the third-place slot within the Southeastern Conference as they are coming off a their fifth straight victory as they were able to edge Arkansas in overtime by shooting 51% from the floor in the game while connecting on 10 three-pointers. It will be important to note that the Tigers also allowed the home team to also shoot 51% from the floor yet connected on just 3 of 16 attempts from three point range in defeat.
LSU Tigers 's Latest Performance :
During their current five-game winning streak, the LSU Tigers are averaging 87 points per game. However, during this time, their defense is allowing teams to score an average of 80 points as they allowed 88 points to their last opponent in the Arkansas Razorbacks as both teams were on fire from the field, yet LSU connected on 10 of 25 3-point attempts while holding the Razorbacks to just three of 16 attempts from long-range. Nas Reed along with Marlon Taylor led the team with 27 and 21 points, respectively, while leading scorer for the season Skylar Mays, struggled on this night as he shot 5-13 from the floor while ending with 15 points.
The Tigers turned the ball over a total of 18 times for the game, yet were able to force 16 turnovers of their own while also slightly outrebounding the Razorback for the contest by a 34-28 margin en route to the victory. LSU will certainly be looking to push the pace early and often in this contest in which to kick-start their offense versus a team in the Mississippi Rebels that are clicking on both ends of the floor as their offense is currently averaging over 80 points per game while their defense is allowing opponents to score an average of just 71 points per game.
Mississippi Rebels's Latest Performance :
Leading scorer in 2018 for the Rebels in Breein Tyree struggled as he went 5-12 from the floor while continuing to chip in 19 points for the team while also dishing out five assists. As stated, Hinson led the team with 26 points and essentially took up the scoring slack for a team that possessed four double-digit scorers in the game. Both teams shot 46% from the floor on the night while the Rebels were able to connect on twice as many 3-point attempts as they ended with 12 on the day compared to just six for Mississippi State. And while the Bulldogs won the rebounding battle by 35-27 margin, they committed 15 costly turnovers on the night to where the Rebels were certainly allowed to capitalize.
In all, it was certainly a huge accomplishment for Mississippi to hold such an offensive team in Mississippi State to under 80 points. In fact, Ole Miss has not allowed 80 points or more in nine of their last 10 games, overall. They will certainly be needing to put in yet another masterful defensive performance in this contest vs an LSU Tigers team that is averaging a tad over 80 points per game while shooting 49% from the floor on a nightly basis.
How LSU Tigers & Mississippi Rebels Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
LSU is 7 – 7 – 1 against the spread while the OU is 8 – 6
Mississippi is 14 – 1 against the spread while the OU is 7 – 8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be an interesting matchup within the SEC vs LSU and the Rebels of Ole Miss on Tuesday night. As stated, both these teams are hot on the trails of the Tennessee Volunteers, who occupy the top seed within the conference, and a win will certainly propel them much closer to accomplishing their task of obtaining the top spot. As stated, one she certainly look for both offenses to push the pace in this contest, particularly LSU, as the defense for the Rebels have been hard on opponents lately when able to get set on this end of the court. On the other hand, one should also look for the Rebels to also push the pace vs an LSU team that has not shown a tendency to remain consistent on the defensive end of the floor for 40 minutes.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Mississippi Rebels
My reason for the pick :
Look for the winning streak for the Mississippi Rebels to continue on Tuesday night as they will take care of a high-scoring LSU offense at home by picking up the new much-needed conference victory in the meantime. I happen to believe that the Rebels have just enough of a solid defense in which to tame a high scoring offense for the Tigers in this contest. Also, with the way in which the Tigers have played defense lately, the Rebels will certainly have their fair share of opportunites to score on their way to remaining undefeated in the conference.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the over to be this strong playing this matchup as I happen to believe that both teams will put some points on the board throughout the contest, thus allowing the total to be surpassed at some point. As pointed out, LSU has allowed their fair share of points to opponents lately and this will certainly be the case in this matchup vs a dangerous Mississippi squad. On the other hand, look for high scoring LSU to also put some points on the board as well throughout this contest; However, one should certainly look for the score board to swell in favor of the home team in the end.
Betting trends for LSU Tigers :
- The Tigers are a 10-0 against the spread in last 10 games
- The under is 4 – 1 in Tigers last five games
Betting trends for Mississippi Rebels:
- The Rebels are 5-2 I guess just grading last 7 games
- The over is 5-1 in Rebels last six games