Mississippi Rebels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (9-4) at Mississippi Rebels (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network / Fox Sports
The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to the C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum to take on the Old Miss Rebels this Saturday night.
The South Carolina Gamecocks had their 7 game winning streak snapped and dropped to 9-4 (0-1 SEC) on the season after losing to the Florida Gators 72-68 this past Wednesday. The Gamecocks were outrebounded by a 37-23 margin and struggled beyond the arc shooting only 26.3% in the loss. Leading the way for South Carolina was Tyrone Johnson who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Gamecocks are currently ranked 104th in the RPI Standings and have played the 131st ranked SOS. On the season, South Carolina has been led by Duane Notice (12.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.8 apg) and Sindarius Thronwell (11.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.7 spg). Offensively, the Gamecocks are averaging 73.2 ppg (ranked 62nd) on 45.4% shooting (ranked 90th). South Carolina is currently shooting 73.4% from the free-throw line (ranked 41st). Defensively, the Gamecocks are holding their opponents to an average of 59.2 ppg (ranked 36th) on 34.4% shooting (ranked 5th). South Carolina has a rebound margin of 7.4 (ranked 25th) and averages 5.6 bpg (ranked 21st).
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The Ole Miss Rebels almost pulled off one of the upsets of the season, however fell to 9-5 (0-1 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats 89-86 in OT on Tuesday. The Rebels allowed the Wildcats to shot 55.0% from beyond the arc and lost the turnover battle by an 18-10 margin in the loss. Leading the way for Ole Miss was Jarvis Summers who had 23 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals. The Rebels are currently ranked 63rd in the RPI Standings and have played the 49th ranked SOS. On the season, Ole Miss has been led by Stefan Moody (14.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.9 apg) and Jarvis Summers (13.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.5 apg). Offensively, the Rebels are averaging 74.4 ppg (ranked 43rd) on 44.2% shooting (ranked 148th). Ole Miss is shooting 78.9% from the charity-stripe which is ranked 1st in the country. Defensively, the Rebels are allowing their opponents to score an average of 66.6 ppg (ranked 194th) on 37.6% shooting (ranked 22nd). Ole Miss grabs an average of 26.14 defensive rpg (ranked 66th) and 38.36 total rpg (ranked 55th).
The Gamecocks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Ole Miss has had some questionable losses at home early in the season, however, this team has a ton of talent in Jarvis Summers and Stefan Moody. South Carolina has had a great start of the season and Coach Frank Martin has done a great job turning the program around however, I don’t think the Gamecocks will be able to match-up with the talent that Ole Miss has. After the Kentucky game, I think Ole Miss realizes that they can be one of the better teams in country and they make a statement against South Carolina. Take Ole Miss to cover the spread.