Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Rebels (4-2) vs Virginia Tech Hokies (6-1)

College Basketball: Saturday December 2nd, 2017, 2:00 PM ET | The Pavilion at Ole Miss

Line: Virginia Tech -2.0



This afternoon we have an ACC vs SEC match up between two teams who will look to earn a win in order to prepare for their respective conference games, as well as, gain favor with the committee who will be selecting the tournament teams in March of next year.

After a 3-0 start the Ole Miss Rebels have gone 1-2 in their last three games making them 4-2. They lost their last game to South Dakota State by a score of 99-97. This game was played in front of the Ole Miss crowd and ended up going to overtime before the Rebels eventually got upset. Their top scorer was Terence Davis, who scored 22 points on 10 of 19 shooting while adding 9 rebounds. Three other players scored 19 points in this game, but it was not enough to help the Rebels secure a win. They really struggled from the 3-point line and were only able to shoot 25.9%. They will need to play better defense this afternoon because they are playing a power 5 conference team, who are averaging 98.7 points per game so far this season.

The Virginia Tech Hokies will be looking to improve on their successful start when they face an SEC opponent in a Saturday afternoon match up. The Hokies are riding a four game winning streak and are playing very good basketball as of late. In very game they have won they have pretty much dominated their opponent and their only loss came when they played the St. Louis Billikens. Their most recent came against the Iowa Hawkeyes. This game became a blowout after the Hokies outscored the Hawkeyes 41-17 in the second half. Ahmed Hill led the way for the Hokies scoring 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting while adding 7 rebounds. Even though they only shot 43.1% as a team, their defense held the Hawkeyes to 33.3% shooting. In order to win today they will need to continue their good defense that is only allowing an average of 74.1 points per game and must prevent the Rebels to feed off of their home crowd.

Trends by Cover The Spread 365

Ole Miss Rebels

(4-2) SU this season

(1-5) ATS this season

Virginia Tech Hokies

(6-1) SU this season

(5-1) ATS this season


Ole Miss will look to get back on track at home after their disappointing loss last time out. I think this home loss will motivate the Rebels to play better in front of their fans and they will in turn have a lot energy when this game starts. However, I believe the Virginia Tech Hokies are playing to good right now to snap their win streak. I am going to pick Virginia Tech to cover the spread and earn their fifth straight win. Be sure to check out our twitter @CoverSpread365 for updates and to also continue and visit our website for all the best free sports picks everyday.

   Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies -2.0

Author: Matthew Lowrimore

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