College Basketball Odds: Louisiana State vs. Mississippi Rebels

March 7, 2012 NCAA Basketball

This is the second time the two teams have played each other this year. The Tigers won in Baton Rouge on January 7 by a score of 81-55. Saturday’s game will be in Oxford at the Tad Smith Coliseum.

The LSU Tigers have won their last four games and have moved up to fifth in the SEC standings. Their most recent game was on Wednesday when they beat Georgia 61-53. However, the Tigers have an RPI of 64 and are trying to get a quality win so they can have an easier time with making it into the NCAA tournament. Check the College Basketball Odds for Louisiana State vs. Mississippi Rebels game.

Justin Hamilton, a junior center, struggled during his past game against Georgia. He scored only seven points in that game. However, he is 20-23 in free throws in his last five games. He has an average of 13.6 points in each game this year.

The Mississippi Rebels have lost five of their last six games and have fallen to eighth in the SEC. The team’s last game was a 73-60 loss to Tennessee this past Wednesday. This has put the Rebels’ NCAA tournament hopes in jeopardy in spite of quality wins against Mississippi State and Miami earlier this year.  Start your College Basketball Betting action on Louisiana State vs. Mississippi Rebels game.

The Rebels have excelled in rebounding this season. The team is getting 38 rebounds on average each game. This includes a team-leading 8.7 per game from junior forward Murphy Holloway. Reginald Buckner, a junior forward, has also been strong with 7.9 rebounds in each game.

The LSU Tigers have a -2.5 advantage for the game with a -105 payout but it should be close as Ole Miss will have home court advantage. There are no other bets available for the game. This will be a tight game as it could be the Rebels’ ticket to the NIT tournament.

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