Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores (9-19) at Mississippi Rebels (13-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)

The Line: Mississippi Rebels -10.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vanderbilt Commodores (9-19, 1-14 CONF) and the Ole Miss Rebels (13-15, 4-11 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for an SEC conference matchup at The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS. The game will be played at 1:00 PM eastern time. 

Vanderbilt is coming off a 61-52 home loss to Missouri in their last game. Vanderbilt has only won one conference game this season, a home win over LSU on February 5th. Vandy has lost six straight since then, and are 13 games under .500 in SEC play. Ole Miss is coming off a 67-58 road loss to Auburn in their last game. Ole Miss has now lost four straight games, all being SEC defeats. Ole Miss is seven games under .500 in conference play. 

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Vanderbilt scores 71.1 points per game on 42.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Vanderbilt’s leading scorer is G Saben Lee, who scores 17.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Vanderbilt is F Dylan Disu, who earns 5.5 rebounds per game. Vanderbilt allows 74.1 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -3.0 scoring differential so far this season. Vandy also earns 32.0 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team. 

Ole Miss scores 69.3 points per game on 43.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Ole Miss’ leading scorer is G Breein Tyree, who scores 20.4 points per game. The leading rebounder for Ole Miss is KJ Buffen, who earns 5.9 rebounds per game. Ole Miss gives up 68.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +.9 scoring differential so far this season. Ole Miss also earns 33.9 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 7.3 steals per game as a team. 

Vanderbilt is 13-14-1 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Vanderbilt is also 5-3 against the spread on the road so far this season. Ole Miss is 14-14 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Ole Miss is also 9-6 against the spread at home so far this season.

I will take Vanderbilt in this spot, as even though Vandy has been terrible all season long, they have done well against the spread on the road this season. Ole Miss is the better team that will probably pull out the victory at home, but 10.5 points are way too many for me to lay with them. I will take Vandy and the 10.5 points. 

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