Mississippi vs. South Carolina - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (16-1) at Mississippi Rebels (12-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Ole Miss Rebels square off Tuesday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look to build on their impressive 16-1 record. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 78.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 12.5 points and 3.6 assists while Michael Carrera is averaging 11.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Mindaugas Kacinas is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Duane Notice is dishing two assists. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost eight of their last 12 road games.
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The Ole Miss Rebels look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 75.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stefan Moody is averaging 24.3 points and 3.9 assists while Sebastian Saiz is averaging 12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Rasheed Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Tomasz Gielo is dishing 1.5 assists. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. Ole Miss is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.9 turnovers per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Gamecocks are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 vs. Southeastern and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win. The Rebels are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Gamecocks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
South Carolina is the better team here, but Ole Miss has the best player in Moody, and he should be eager to bounce back from a brutal performance against Florida. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the Rebels.