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Missouri vs. Ole Miss: How to watch, odds, picks, final score predictions from ESPN, KenPom

Kaiden Smith01/24/23
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Missouri and Ole Miss will both be looking to bounce back from conference losses as they face off on Tuesday night. Before the SEC matchup tips off, here are the predictions and betting odds – including KenPom analytics – you need to know.

How to watch Missouri vs. Ole Miss

Tip-off: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Sandy and John Black Pavilion, Oxford, Mississippi

Channel: SEC Network

Vegas odds

Ole Miss is a 1.5-point favorite over Missouri on Tuesday, according to VegasInsider. The over-under is set at 144.5 points.

ESPN BPI prediction

Predicted winner: Ole Miss

Predicted point differential: 2.7

Win probability (for Ole Miss): 60%

Matchup quality: 80.2%

ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a tool that measures team strength and uses that to predict outcomes of future performances. ESPN’s BPI has Missouri vs Ole Miss ranked as the 6th highest-rated game on Tuesday’s slate in terms of matchup quality.

KenPom prediction

Predicted final score: Ole Miss 75, Missouri 74

Win probability (for Ole Miss): 52%

KenPom is another tool that provides advanced analysis across college basketball. Like ESPN, KenPom projects that Ole Miss comes away with a victory over Missouri.

More on Missouri vs. Ole Miss

Missouri is fresh off of a streak of playing back-to-back ranked SEC opponents, upsetting Arkansas by three points a week ago followed by an embarrassing blowout loss to Alabama where they fell to the Crimson Tide by 21 points. They currently have one of the strongest offenses in the conference, which is not only effective in scoring averaging an SEC second best 83.1 points per game, but doing so efficiently, as they lead the conference in field goal percentage shooting 47.8% from the field. The Tigers leading scorer and rebounder Kobe Brown missed the team’s last game versus Alabama with an ankle injury, and has been listed as game-time decision for Tuesday’s game.

Ole Miss will be looking to create a new spark at home in this one, as they recently achieved their first conference victory of the season on the road last week versus South Carolina. The Rebels haven’t secured a home victory since their December 17 win over Temple, and will need a bounce-back game out of junior guard Matthew Murrell if they want to do so. Murrell is the Ole Miss’ leading scorer, averaging 14.9 points per game, but is coming off of his worst performance of the season scoring just three points on 20% shooting versus Arkansas.