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Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Basketball Betting Odds for First Round Match

Posted by: Mike Davis
Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Basketball

The 2019 NCAA Tournament is just getting started as a heap of college basketball betting action is on the horizon. One contest worth checking out has to be this Thursday’s Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss basketball matchup. The Sooners are coming off a mildly successful season and will be looking to make up for their mishaps in the Big 12 Tournament. Mississippi on the other hand, is coming off a great year but couldn’t avoid a lackluster finish. Will they be able to rebound this Thursday? Let’s look at the March Madness betting odds to see what they’re predicting.

Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Basketball – Thursday, March 21st    

When: 12:40 pm ET

Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

TV: Tru TV

Stream: Tru TV Live

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma +1½ (-110) 142½ (-110) +105
Mississippi -1½ (-110) 142½ (-110) -125
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Oklahoma Sooners           

The Sooners finished the year with a 19-13 record. In addition, the program managed to post a rather meek 7-11 record in Big 12 play. Unsurprisingly, this led to an undeniably lackluster 7th place ranking in the conference. Nevertheless, the team still managed to make the NCAA Tournament despite their lack of success in both conference play and the conference tournament. In fact, in the Big 12 Tournament, Oklahoma was eliminated right out of the gate by West Virginia 72-71. All in all it was a tight game but the fact that Oklahoma came up short makes it perfectly clear that they don’t bring any momentum into this matchup. But will they need momentum to topple Ole Miss? Well the college basketball betting odds are pegging them as the underdog here but not by much, all things considered.

Players to Watch: Christian James (14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 apg), Brady Manek (12.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 0.8 apg), and Kristian Doolittle (11.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 apg).

Ole Miss Rebels    

The Rebels stormed their way to a 20-12 record this year. Similarly to Oklahoma, Ole Miss didn’t have the best of luck in SEC play, settling down on a 10-8 conference record. In short this led to a measly 6th place ranking. And in the conference tournament, the Rebels once again came up short. In fact, Ole Miss made it to the second round before being eliminated by Alabama 62-57. That loss capped an already poor end to the season which surprisingly saw Ole Miss finish with a 1-4 record in their last 5. Notwithstanding that fact, how do the Rebels match up against Oklahoma? Well the Rebels come in with the better offense. At the present time Oklahoma is averaging 71.2 per game while the Rebels are putting up 75.4.

Players to Watch: Breein Tyree (18.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.8 apg), Terence Davis (15.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.4 apg), and Devontae Shuler (10.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.0 apg).

Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Oklahoma is 4-9 SU as an underdog through 13 games this season
  • Oklahoma is 7-4-2 ATS as an underdog through 13 games this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma’s 13 games as an underdog this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 12 of Mississippi’s 19 games as a favorite this season
  • Ole Miss is 13-6 ATS as a favorite through 19 games this season
  • Ole Miss is 15-4 SU as a favorite through 19 games this season

Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss basketball matchup? All things considered, Ole Miss is probably the better option. All in all, they’ve had a slightly better season and should be able to outscore the Sooners. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 69-67 Ole Miss.