The Ole Miss Rebels will host the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders in non-conference play Saturday afternoon from the Pavilion at Ole Miss. The Blue Raiders were crushed 85-52 by Murray State in their latest action, and the Rebels registered an 83-67 home win over CSU Bakersfield in their latest contest. The Rebels posted a 74-56 road win against the Blue Raiders last season.
Middle Tennessee State Pegged with Another Rough Loss
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders defense continues to be exploited. They are having trouble containing their opposition which included a rough 85-52 road loss to Murray State in their latest tilt in a clash that had them as 8.5 point underdogs. The Blue Raiders offensive production has been a bright spot.
C.J. Jones is struggling, shooting below 40% in three straight games. The junior guard has reached the 20 point mark four times this season, and he is averaging 16.2 PPG on 46% shooting. Antonio Green only netted four points on 2 for 10 shooting in his latest action. The senior guard is a threat from three-point range, and he is logging 15.7 PPG. Jayce Johnson is also having issues with his shot recently. The sophomore guard is third in team scoring with 10.6 PPG along with 5.6 RPG.
The Blue Raiders are placed down at 264th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings. They own a 1-2 road record and were defeated 98-69 to a ranked Villanova team last month. Middle Tennessee State is scoring an average of 76.3 points, ranking them 94th overall. They are allowing an average of 75.9 points, positioning them 307th in DI.
Ole Miss Thwarts Two Game Slide with Easy Victory
The Ole Miss Rebels have rebounded from a two-game slide. They tallied an 83-67 victory against CSU Bakersfield in their latest action to cover the 15 point spread. The Rebels own a 2-5 record in their last five games overall, and their defense has been their top strength.
Breein Tyree is red-hot, netting over 20 points in two straight games including 20 points in Saturday’s win. The senior guard has reached 20 points five times this season, and he is averaging 16.4 points on 39% shooting. Blake Hinson is coming off a season-best 23 points in his latest action. The sophomore guard is having a terrific season, recording a stellar 51.2% field goal efficiency and he is posting 13.4 PPG. KJ Buffen has only reached double-digits in points in out of his last three games. The sophomore forward is a solid rebounder, logging 6.6 boards per game and 11 PPG.
The Rebels are currently placed at 70th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they feature a 5-1 home record with their lone home defeat coming to a ranked Butler Team. Ole Miss is scoring an average of 69.7 points, ranking them 233rd overall. They are holding opponents to 64.3 points, placing them 97th in DI.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up loss.
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Ole Miss Rebels are:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight-up win.
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing record.