Ole Miss (18-5) at Kentucky (16-7)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 at 9 p.m. EST (Rupp Arena)
Betting Odds: Kentucky -8.5 (-110) - Over/Under (161.5)
Pick: Kentucky -8.5 (-110)
Tuesday night takes us to one of the most historic arenas in all of college basketball for this massive SEC conference matchup between Mississippi and Kentucky. This is a game that will have a ton of implications on the conference standings and the conference tournament as well and it could also impact the bubble of the NCAA tournament in the process. This has been a tremendous season for both Mississippi and Kentucky and both of them will look to add a résumé building victory here on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington. As both teams look to keep the momentum rolling on their regular season.
Mississippi has put together a fantastic season grabbing 18 victories through their first 23 games of the year. They will look for a huge résumé building block with a quality performance here on Tuesday night on the road against Kentucky as they look to keep the momentum rolling on their quality regular season. They will further establish themselves as a legitimate threat in the SEC conference, and a potential threat to win the conference tournament and secure an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
Despite their success this season they have yet to really stamp their mark on the year with a quality big-time victory, they have an opportunity to get one here in Lexington on Tuesday against the Wildcats. They will need to clean up their play on the defensive end of the court as they are giving up over 71 points a game. They will be facing an offense that averages well over 80 points a game here on Tuesday night and they need to shut down this solid Kentucky offense if they want to come away with a victory in Lexington.
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Kentucky has put together a respectable regular season as well and they will look to add another quality victory to their record with a solid performance here at home on Tuesday night. For the first time in the history of Rupp Arena, Kentucky has lost three consecutive games, and that is very unusual for a blue blood program like the Wildcats. They will snap that streak with a solid win here on Tuesday night as they look to get things going in the right direction once again and put a stamp on this regular season with an SEC conference championship.
If they do not get back their winnings quickly, they are in danger of missing out on the top two seed in the NCAA tournament so they will need to get things turned around and it starts with getting a victory here on Tuesday against Mississippi. Kentucky comes into this game with 16 victories through their first 23 games of the season and they are currently ranked 22nd in the country. However, as previously mentioned, they have been struggling as of late, losing three out of their last four games with their last loss at home coming to Gonzaga in their previous contest. They are sizable favorites in this game, and they have been solid when they have been at home against conference opposition outside of the past couple weeks. So they should have no problem getting things turned around with a quality performance against this Mississippi team and that is only a two game losing streak at the moment.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Kentucky is 11-4 at home
- Ole Miss is 3-4 on the road
- Ole Miss is 0-4 against ranked opponents
I look for this game to be close, and competitive throughout the majority of the contest here on Tuesday night in Lexington. However, in the end, I do look for the Kentucky Wildcats to pull away and get things back on track with their first home victory in the last couple weeks. As I look for Kentucky to pick up the victory in this game and cover the spread in the process against Mississippi.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!