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South Carolina vs Ole Miss Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Gamecocks vs Rebels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks at Ole Miss Rebels
- Where: Oxford at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: South Carolina +9.5, SC +372 | MISS -494 O/U 133.0
The South Carolina Gamecocks head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 8-16. On the road, the Gamecocks will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 2-7. So far, the Gamecocks have been the underdog 18 times, going 4-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9.5 underdogs on the spread.
Gregory Jackson II comes into today’s game as the Gamecocks’ leading scorer at 16.12 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is South Carolina’s top rebounder at 6.46 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Meechie Johnson Jr., who is second on the team in scoring at 12.14 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.9% of his shots and is adding 4.0 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Carolina this season, as they are currently ranked 205th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gamecocks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.6%, placing them 385th in the NCAA.
Through 24 games, the Ole Miss Rebels have an overall record of 10-14. Currently, the Rebels have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 7-7. The Rebels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -9.5 points in their favor. For the season, Ole Miss has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3.
Ole Miss will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Matthew Murrell who is averaging 14.62 points per game for the Rebels. Murrell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rebels’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaemyn Brakefield who has hit 54.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.12 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Ole Miss this season, as they are currently ranked 297th in college basketball at 68.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Rebels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 340th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Ole Miss Rebels -9.5
For this game between the Ole Miss Rebels and South Carolina Gamecocks, we think that South Carolina has a good chance of keeping the game closer than expected. The Gamecocks have historically performed well against the spread as the underdog, posting a record of 3-2 in their last 5 games. Additionally, the two teams have different playing styles, with Ole Miss preferring a faster pace and South Carolina preferring a slower game. We think this will benefit the Gamecocks, as there will be fewer possessions for Ole Miss to pull ahead. Based on these factors, we feel confident about placing a bet on the South Carolina Gamecocks to cover as the +9.5 point underdogs.