Ole Miss vs. South Carolina SEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The SEC conference tournament continues Wednesday as the No. 13 seed Ole Miss Rebels (11-20, 3-15 SEC) face off against the No. 12 seed South Carolina Gamecocks (11-20, 4-14 SEC) at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM on SEC Network. Ole Miss is a 6.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is set at 133.5 in the matchup.
Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Odds
- Ole Miss odds to win: -303
- South Carolina odds to win: +243
- Spread: Ole Miss (-6.5)
- Total: 133.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: SEC Network
- Where: Nashville, Tennessee
- Venue: Bridgestone Arena
Who Will Win Ole Miss vs. South Carolina?
Ole Miss and South Carolina Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 6.5 points or more, Ole Miss has a 3-5-2 record against the spread.
When it has played as at least a 6.5-point underdog this year, South Carolina is 10-7 against the spread.
The Rebels and the Gamecocks combine to average 1.1 fewer points per game than the total of 133.5 set for this matchup.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 142.1 points per game, 8.6 more than the point total for this game.
The average total Ole Miss has had in its games this year is 3.7 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average over/under for Gamecocks games this season is 3.8 more points than the point total of 133.5 for this outing.
The Rebels have an 11-18-2 record against the spread this season.
The Gamecocks’ ATS record is 17-14-0 this year.
Ole Miss Stats & Insights
Ole Miss averages 67.9 points per game (279th in college basketball) while allowing 69.3 per outing (149th in college basketball). It has a -43 scoring differential overall and has been outscored by 1.4 points per game.
The 32.5 rebounds per game Ole Miss averages rank 129th in the nation, and are 2.7 more than the 29.8 its opponents record per contest.
The Rebels knock down 6 three-pointers per game (314th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.5 on average.
Ole Miss ranks 292nd in college basketball with 88.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 149th in college basketball defensively with 90.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home, the Rebels are posting 3.6 more points per game (69.4) than they are in road games (65.8).
South Carolina Stats & Insights
South Carolina is being outscored by 8.3 points per game, with a -259 scoring differential overall. It puts up 64.5 points per game (337th in college basketball), and allows 72.8 per outing (261st in college basketball).
South Carolina grabs 31.3 rebounds per game (211th in college basketball), compared to the 32.2 of its opponents.
South Carolina knocks down 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 32.4% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33.6%.
South Carolina ranks 343rd in college basketball averaging 85.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 302nd, allowing 96.1 points per 100 possessions.
In 2022-23 the Gamecocks are averaging five fewer points per game at home (63.3) than away (68.3).
Ole Miss Key Players to Watch
Matthew Murrell leads the Rebels in points and assists per game, scoring 14.9 points and distributing 2.6 assists.
Myles Burns is Ole Miss’ best rebounder, pulling down an average of 6.1 boards in each contest while scoring 7.8 points per game.
Murrell leads the Rebels in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
The Ole Miss steals leader is Burns, who averages 2.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Theo Akwuba, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.
South Carolina Key Players to Watch
Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson II sits at the top of the Gamecocks scoring leaderboard with 15.1 points per game. He also collects six rebounds and racks up 0.8 assists per game.
The South Carolina leaders in rebounding and assists are Josh Gray with 6.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 4.4 points and 0.5 assists per game) and Meechie Johnson Jr. with 3.6 assists per game (he also tacks on 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game).
Johnson is consistent from distance and leads the Gamecocks with 2.3 made threes per game.
Hayden Brown (one steal per game) is the steal leader for South Carolina while Gray (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Prediction
- Pick ATS:
South Carolina (+6.5)
- Pick OU:
Ole Miss 71, South Carolina 66
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