Against The Spread Pick
These are a pair of teams going the wrong way as the season winds down. Vanderbilt has lost six in a row after their shock win over LSU, while Ole Miss has dropped four in a row after showing some signs of life with a streak of three straight wins. Vandy’s season was ruined when Aaron Nesmith and his 23.0 points per game went down at the beginning of conference play. Some of that slack has been picked up by the combination of Saben Lee (17.8 ppg) and Scottie Pippen Jr. (11.5 ppg). Ole Miss live and die by the play of Breein Tyree and his 20.4 ppg. Tyree is a great player, but he is prone to overshooting the ball as he did against Auburn where he was just 3-of-19 from the field. Vanderbilt will cover here as this is a team that is still playing hard and has at least one big game left in them this year.
Over Under Pick
It is hard to go with the over in a game like this as neither of these sides has shown a whole lot of offensive firepower as of late. The ‘Dores put up 99 points in their win over LSU, but that was in a game where every single shot seemed to drop. Against Mizzou last time out, Vanderbilt went on at least three different streaks where they didn’t make a field goal for four minutes and it is that inability to break scoreless time periods that makes the under look good here. Ole Miss was rolling along about a month ago and would have been able to push this total to the over, but the team has fallen off of a cliff as of late and I have no confidence that anyone outside of Tyree is going to score enough to move the total here.