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South Carolina vs Ole Miss Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

Ole Miss Rebels (8-9) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (8-9)
January 17, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +6.5 / Ole Miss Rebels -6.5 ; Over/Under: 131
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The Ole Miss Rebels and the South Carolina Gamecocks meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Colonial Life Arena. Ole Miss is currently 8-9 overall. The Rebels lost to Georgia in their last game. As for South Carolina, they’re 8-9 this year as well following a loss to Texas A&M. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss hit an 8-4 run out of the gate this year, losing to Oklahoma, Memphis, UCF and North Alabama along the way. The Rebels have fallen to Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn and Georgia since then. 

In the Saturday matchup versus Georgia, the Rebels were down 30-29 going into the second half. Ole Miss was outscored 32-29 from there and lost 62-58. Matthew Murrell put up 13 points with four rebounds in the defeat. 

South Carolina Gamecocks

Over on the South Carolina side, they were 6-6 over their first 12 games with wins over SC State, Clemson, USC Upstate, Georgetown, Presbyterian and Western Kentucky. The Gamecocks have since gone 2-3 with wins over Eastern Michigan and Kentucky. 

Back on Saturday versus Texas A&M, South Carolina was drilled 50-18 in the first half alone. The Gamecocks limped on a 44-35 run in the second and fell 94-53. Zachary Davis was the leading scorer on 13 points.


I’m going to try Ole Miss I suppose. Probably not going near it, though. This should be a pretty good matchup regardless. The Rebels have had zero luck in the win column against some tough teams over the last six games, but three of those losses were decided by four points or fewer. South Carolina has been a mixed bag as well; the Gamecocks have a couple of blowout losses in the last few outings but should match up well here. I like the Rebels to power out the cover but realistically I could go either way. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Ole Miss Rebels -6.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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