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College basketball picks and predictions for Monday's games from across the country. Matt McCuen gives us his favorite bet for tonight here eyeing SEC action.
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Ole Miss vs. Florida Prediction: Can the Rebels Pull Off the Upset?

College basketball returns on Monday night, and I was able to find us a solid play to kick off the week. We will see a fairly light slate here and only a couple of top twenty-five teams in action tonight. The game I am looking to is going to be an SEC affair between the Florida Gators and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Ole Miss vs. Florida Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Monday, January 24

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: SECN+

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Ole Miss vs. Florida Prediction

The Rebels come into play sporting an overall record of 9-9, while Florida comes into this one playing good basketball as of late, winning their last three games and a record of 12-6. The Gators have been led by star center Collin Caselton, but the Gators got some bad news a few weeks ago with Caselton set to miss some time with an injury. This will be a big blow for Florida, who looks to him to be their leading scorer and the best rebounder on the Gators. They will have big shoes to fill tonight against a hungry Ole Miss squad looking for a big home win to possibly turn around their season.

Ole Miss has been led by guard Matthew Murrell, scoring just under ten points a game for the Rebels. This Rebels team has been solid on the defensive end, but they have struggled to score the basketball at times this year. These teams both come in with good defensive numbers as the Gators allow just 62.7 points per game and the Rebels allow 66.8 points per game. This could be a game that every possession means a lot with a fairly slow pace during the game. This could turn into a rock fight between these two SEC teams tonight.

The play I am going with in this one is going to be the home dog, and here is why. We are getting spotted five points in this game which is too many facing a Florida team who is missing their best player and will be looking for a new identity on the offensive end. The Gators have been on a little hot streak of late, but they will be tested now in a tough environment tonight. This is a desperate Ole Miss team that needs a home conference win tonight.

With the absence of Casetlton, Ole Miss actually matches up fairly well across the board tonight. This game script says that this game is going to be a slow-paced game that turns into a defensive affair with limited points. I will always take the underdog and the home team in that type of game script. I think Ole Miss has a legit shot to pull off the upset in this game tonight. I am buying the half point here up to five, and I think this thing stays tight all game. Let's kick off the new week with a quick college basketball banger and keep the train moving!

Ole Miss vs. Florida Pick

Ole Miss +5 (-125) (Bet $125 to Win $100)

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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