A pair of No. 11 seeds will battle in the First Four for the right to take on the sixth-seeded Xavier Musketeers when the BYU Cougars and Ole Miss Rebels meet in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday night.
The Cougars are coming off a 91-75 loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs as 8-point underdogs in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game while the Rebels were upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks as 4.5-point favorites in the second round of the SEC Tournament.
Ole Miss has dropped four of five straight-up heading into the Big Dance and five of six against the spread but still managed to finish with a winning record in the SEC. The Rebels are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since earning the 12th seed in the West Region and upsetting the fifth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers 57-46 as 6-point underdogs in 2013 before losing 76-74 to the 13th-seeded LaSalle Explorers as 3.5-point favorites in the next round.
BYU had its eight-game winning streak snapped by Gonzaga but has still gone 7-2 ATS in its past nine. The 10th-seeded Cougars were blown out 87-68 by the seventh-seeded Oregon Ducks as 5-point underdogs in their first game of last year’s NCAA Tournament after making it to the Final Four of the NIT the previous season.
Mississippi Rebels vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the BYU Cougars are 25-9 overall and 16-17 ATS, while the Mississippi Rebels are 20-12 and 17-14 ATS. As for the betting totals, BYU boasts a 17-11-1 on the OU, and Mississippi is 15-12.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated BYU Cougars and the No. 102-ranked Mississippi Rebels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – VSB
How Mississippi Rebels vs BYU Cougars Stats Matchup
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features BYU’s No. 1-ranked scoring average of 83.56 PPG, against a Mississippi Rebels defense rated No. 154 and allowing 67.5 PPG. The BYU Cougars FG% has averaged 46.65% to date this season, more than the Mississippi Rebels shooters have managed so far (42.57% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Rebels endured a 60-58 loss at the hands of the Gamecocks on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Ladarius White at Bridgestone Arena.
BYU got 28 points from Kyle Collinsworth on the way to a 91-75 loss against Gonzaga on Tuesday at Orleans Arena.
Mississippi Rebels vs BYU Cougars Betting Odds Trends
Mississippi is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi’s last 9 games
BYU is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games