Ole Miss vs Memphis Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 3 (Tigers Take Advantage of Rebels' Turnovers)

Devon Platana
Ole Miss vs Memphis prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Ole Miss vs Memphis prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
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Ole Miss vs Memphis Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Ole Miss Rebels (6-1, 0-0 Away) vs. Memphis Tigers (5-2, 2-0 Home)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: FedExForum — Memphis, TN
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Dec. 3, including an SEC-AAC meeting between the Ole Miss Rebels and Memphis Tigers.

Ole Miss enters this contest fresh off its first loss of the season — a 59-55 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma on Sunday. At the same time, Memphis has been playing solid basketball lately, extending its winning streak to three games with an 87-68 win over North Alabama on Wednesday.

Does Ole Miss have what it takes to return to its winning ways on the road? Or will Memphis prove to be too much of a difficult opponent in front of a raucous FedExForum crowd?

Ole Miss vs Memphis Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MISS: (+230) | MEM: (-285)
Spread: MISS: +6.5 (-110) | MEM: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 132.5 - Over: (-122) | Under: (+100)

Memphis enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points, which is average compared to Saturday's projected totals.

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Ole Miss vs Memphis Prediction & Pick

Ole Miss and Memphis appear to be evenly matched ahead of this game. The Tigers only score 1.5 more points per game (72.4) than the Rebels (70.9) while giving up also allowing 1.5 points more on defense (64.4 vs. 62.9).

Having said that, I do like Memphis' style of defense a bit more. The Tigers hold their opponents to a 38.9% field-goal percentage (No. 40), which drops to 35.9% when they're the home team. On top of that, they also force the 68th-most turnovers (15.0) in the nation. That's the type of defense that'll take advantage of the Rebels, who average 13.9 turnovers per game (T-No. 219) and just coughed up the ball 12 times against Oklahoma.

Although I expect a back-and-forth game, Memphis' defense will come up with the important stops to secure the victory.

Final Score Prediction: Memphis: 70 | Ole Miss: 67

Ole Miss vs Memphis Betting Trends

- Ole Miss is 6-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Memphis.
- Memphis is 8-0 straight up in its last eight home games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Ole Miss' last seven road games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Memphis' last six games against Ole Miss.

Ole Miss vs Memphis Best Bet

Even though I'm predicting Memphis to win, it's important to remember that Ole Miss has won four of the last five meetings. Furthermore, the Rebels have covered the spread in each of their last six games against the Tigers.

Taking into account how evenly matched these teams appear to be in most major statistical categories, I'm expecting Ole Miss to keep things closer than the spread implies.

Bet: Ole Miss +6.5 (-110)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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