A clash of styles is going to take place Wednesday night when the Ole Miss Rebels visit the Arkanas Razorbacks.
The slow pace, defensive minded Rebels are coming off of two straight victories over Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Both victories were played out in the same style, a slow grind it out affair where the Rebels were easily able to dictate the pace. That pace is very slow, ranking 278th in the nation. To win they just have to slow everything down and not allow the potent Arkansas offense to get rolling. On offense the Rebels feature Senior guard Devontae Shuler, averagin 14 ppg and 4.1 apg, his ability to manage the slow pace on offense and find the best shot is literally the only offense they bring to the table.
Arkansas rebounded from two straight losses with two straight victories over Vanderbilt and Auburn. Their offense has been the story of the program all season, led by Freshman guard Moses Moody who is averagin 17 ppg this season and running the fast paced and efficient Razorbacks offense. Arkansas is averaging 85 ppg this season ranking #9 overall.
This game will be a clash of styles but the Arkansas offense is much more explosive. Ole Miss has had problems with efficient offensive teams, being dominated in their matchups with LSU, Alabama and Georgia. The Rebels inability to shoot the ball from three or from the free throw line will be impossible to overcome a powerful offense. Ole Miss shoots just 29% from behind the three, that will limit any chance they have to overcome an Arkansas offense that will keep attacking. The defense of Arkanas is underrated and their offense is going to be very tough to stop. Razorbacks will be to efficient to overcome.
Play of the day: Arkansas Razorbacks -4.5