How to listen or stream
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Radio: WMCA 570 The Mission (Seton Hall) || Ole Miss Radio Network || Ole Miss Affiliates
Live Stream: Streaming for this game is available on ESPN3.
Odds: The Ole Miss Rebels opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Seton Hall Pirates on OddsShark.
Other spreads can be found at 3 points.
The Pirates and the Rebels are each 1-2 ATS through this portion of the college basketball season.
O/U: The o/u in this matchup opens at 148.5.
Moneylines: Seton Hall moneylines are of a garden variety.
On OddsShark it can be had at +130. Elsewhere, you'll find them at +135 (BetOnline, topbet, BetDSI, SPORTS Betting), +140 (5Dimes), and +138 (sportbet).
Ole Miss, meanwhile, starts at -156 on OddsShark. Moneylines for the Rebels include -155 (BetOnline, topbet, BetDSI, SPORTS Betting), -152 (sportbet), and -150 (5Dimes).
1. Finishing strong: The Pirates won't be competing for the Charleston Classic tournament championship after dropping their opening round matchup to Long Beach State. The Niners won't either, so the Pirates won't have the saving grace of saying they lost to the tourney champs. Virginia and George Mason will be duking it out for that right. Anyways, the Pirates will look to finish strong to move to 4-1 on the season and they'll do so against a tough Ole Miss squad. They already were able to rebound after the loss to Long Beach State with a victory over Bradley on Friday - something they often didn't do a season ago - so confidence is likely coursing through The Hall's veins. Willard & Co. have a ripe opportunity in front of them, and it would behoove them to not lose sight of that.
2. No Whitehead, No Problem?: The second half of the Seton Hall-Bradley game would indicate that the absence of Isaiah Whitehead didn't perturb the Pirates and put them in a position to fail. It's expected that the sophomore guard from Brooklyn won't be playing in SHU's matchup with Ole Miss after sustaining a head injury in the matchup against the Braves. Willard certainly has his choosing of guards to use at his disposal, whether it's Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington or the surging Desi Rodriguez (Who we'll talk about shortly!) so The Hall is certainly in good position. Whether it translates against the Rebels, who will counter with Martavious Newby, Sam Finley and Stefan Moody in particular, is left to be seen.
3. Desi is Dynamite: Second in scoring, third in rebounding, and second in steals per game is The Hall's Desi Rodriguez, who has gotten off to a great start to his sophomore campaign. Rodriguez has been nothing but efficient, posting team highs in eFG% (67.2) and TS% (69.9) and has been netting rebounds on both the offensive and defensive sides. He'll be called upon again to log significant minutes with Whitehead's absence looming and the Rebels will have the unenviable task of containing this dynamic sophomore.