Tennessee vs. Ole Miss SEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Tennessee vs. Ole Miss SEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 5 seed Tennessee Volunteers (22-9, 11-7 SEC) are favored by 12 points in the SEC Tournament against the No. 13 seed Ole Miss Rebels (12-20, 3-15 SEC) on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena, beginning at 3:30 PM on SEC Network. The point total in the matchup is 127.5.

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss Odds

  • Tennessee odds to win: -795
  • Ole Miss odds to win: +548
  • Spread: Tennessee (-12)
  • Total: 127.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Where: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Venue: Bridgestone Arena

Who Will Win Tennessee vs. Ole Miss?

Tennessee and Ole Miss Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Tennessee has an 8-4 record against the spread this season when favored by 12 points or more.

When it has played as at least a 12-point underdog this year, Ole Miss is 1-0 against the spread.

These teams average 139.8 points per game combined, 12.3 more than the over/under of 127.5.

Tennessee and Ole Miss have seen their opponents average a combined 1.0 fewer point per game than the over/under of 127.5 set for this outing.

Tennessee’s average point total in outings this season is 129.3, 1.8 points higher than the total in this game.

Rebels games this season have averaged an over/under of 136.9 points, 9.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

The Volunteers are 16-15-0 against the spread this season.

The Rebels are 11-19-2 against the spread this year.

Tennessee Stats & Insights

Tennessee outscores opponents by 14.4 points per game (scoring 71.9 per game to rank 180th in college basketball while giving up 57.5 per outing to rank third in college basketball) and has a +447 scoring differential overall.

Tennessee ranks 14th in the country at 36.0 rebounds per game. That’s 7.1 more than the 28.9 its opponents average.

The Volunteers make 2.0 more threes per game than the opposition, 7.6 (157th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.6.

Tennessee ranks 162nd in college basketball with 94.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and first in college basketball defensively with 75.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Volunteers have performed better when playing at home this season, scoring 76.7 points per game, compared to 67.1 per game in road games.

Ole Miss Stats & Insights

Ole Miss is being outscored by 1.1 points per game, with a -37 scoring differential overall. It puts up 67.9 points per game (279th in college basketball), and gives up 69.0 per outing (143rd in college basketball).

Ole Miss wins the rebound battle by 2.8 boards on average. It collects 32.6 rebounds per game, 123rd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 29.8.

Ole Miss knocks down 6.1 three-pointers per game (310th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.5. It shoots 30.1% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33.7%.

Ole Miss averages 88.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (291st in college basketball), and allows 90.4 points per 100 possessions (144th in college basketball).

At home the Rebels are scoring 69.4 points per game, 3.6 more than they are averaging away (65.8).

Tennessee Key Players to Watch

Santiago Vescovi leads the Volunteers in scoring, tallying 12.7 points per game to go with 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

Olivier Nkamhoua is Tennessee’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.0 per game, while Zakai Zeigler is its best passer, averaging 5.4 assists in each contest.

The Volunteers get the most three-point shooting production out of Vescovi, who makes 2.7 threes per game.

Zeigler and Jonas Aidoo lead Tennessee on the defensive end, with Zeigler leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Aidoo in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Ole Miss Key Players to Watch

Matthew Murrell’s points (14.5 per game) and assists (2.6 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Rebels’ leaderboards.

Myles Burns is at the top of the Ole Miss rebounding leaderboard with 6.1 rebounds per game. He also notches 7.8 points and adds 1.5 assists per game.

Murrell makes 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rebels.

Ole Miss’ leader in steals is Burns (2.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jayveous McKinnis (1.0 per game).

Tennessee vs. Ole Miss Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Tennessee (-12)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (127.5)

  • Prediction:
    Tennessee 73, Ole Miss 60
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