NCAA Basketball Picks for Florida vs. Ole Miss

Jeff Grant

Friday, February 21, 2014 2:58 PM GMT

The Florida Gators have had some difficulty defending the three-point line recently, which could prove troublesome against the Mississippi Rebels Saturday. Let's go over the sports betting odds and try to find where the best value lies.

Let’s take a closer look at the college basketball odds for this Southeastern Conference matchup at the Tad Smith Coliseum, with the opening tip scheduled for Noon ET on CBS.

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Rolling along

Florida owns a school-record 18-game winning streak, as it picked up a 71-66 victory over the Auburn Tigers Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total of 135.5.

The Gators faced their largest halftime deficit of the season in that affair—overcoming an eight-point disadvantage and improving to 9-0 SU in the series under head coach Billy Donovan.

Going in the wrong direction

Mississippi has dropped three consecutive games, including a 84-70 setback to the Kentucky Wildcats as 4.5-point home underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 145.5.

The Rebels are certainly capable of bouncing back due to their 27-13 SU mark versus SEC opponents dating back to 2012.

It’s important to point out that the program has dropped all 22 previous games versus teams ranked in the top two nationally.

Winning on the road

College basketball handicappers will take a long look at backing the Gators as a road favorite on the SBR Odds page, considering they’ve won all six conference games away from Gainesville this season, while all other league members have multiple losses in that situation.

Florida has also covered the number in four of its last five trips to Oxford, MS.

Henderson

The Rebels have a chance of beating any team in the country if guard Marshall Henderson goes nuts from the perimeter, as he enters averaging 19.4 points per game—knocking down 4.48 shots from beyond the arc a contest.

Henderson has hit a three-pointer in a school record 59-straight games—one game shy of tying the conference record in that category.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers take a look at the total as one of their college basketball picks, as the OVER is 20-5-1 in the Rebels’ last 26 home games versus teams with a winning road record.

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