Ole Miss vs South Carolina Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 13 seed Ole Miss Rebels (11-20, 3-15 SEC) and the No. 12 seed South Carolina Gamecocks (11-20, 4-14 SEC) will look to move on in the SEC tournament on Wednesday as they meet at 7:00 PM.

The Rebels face the Gamecocks in a game that Ole Miss is currently a strong favorite by 6.5 points. The matchup has a point total of 133.5.

Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Odds

Point Spread for Ole Miss vs. South Carolina

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Ole Miss as the favorite.

Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ole Miss has -297 odds to pick up the win, while South Carolina is listed at +239 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SEC Network
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Arena: Bridgestone Arena

Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Betting Trends

Ole Miss has played 31 games, with 11 wins against the spread. The Rebels have won in 11, or 73.3%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Ole Miss’ games this year have eclipsed the over/under 54.8% of the time (17 out of 31 games with a set point total).

South Carolina has played 31 games, with 17 wins, against the spread. The Gamecocks are 6-19 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 24% of those games). South Carolina’s games this year have gone over the point total 16 times in 31 opportunities (51.6%).

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Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Key Players to Watch

Ole Miss

Myles Burns posts a team-high 6.1 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s recording 7.8 points and 1.4 assists, shooting 41.6% from the floor. Jaemyn Brakefield puts up 10.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Amaree Abram is putting up 7.7 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds per contest.

South Carolina

Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson II tops the Gamecocks in scoring (15.1 points per game) and assists (0.8), and produces 6 rebounds. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Meechie Johnson Jr. is the Gamecocks’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he posts 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Hayden Brown is putting up 11.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, making 43.3% of his shots from the field. Josh Gray is the Gamecocks’ top rebounder (6.3 per game), and he averages 4.4 points and 0.5 assists.

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What you need to know about the Ole Miss Rebels

A total of 10 out of Ole Miss’ 18 SEC games this season have hit the over. The Rebels are averaging 67.9 points per game (279th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 69.3 points per contest (149th-ranked). This season, Ole Miss is grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game (130th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 29.8 rebounds per contest (99th-ranked).

Ole Miss ranks ninth-worst in the country with a 29.7% shooting percentage from downtown. Meanwhile, it is draining 6 treys per game (314th-ranked in college basketball). The Rebels are ceding 6.5 treys per game (82nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.9% (190th-ranked) from downtown.

The Rebels have gone 2-8 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Ole Miss has hit the over in eight of its last 10 games. Ole Miss’ offense has been better over its last 10 games, putting up 69.5 points per contest compared to the 67.9 it has averaged this season. Ole Miss has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 73.3 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 69.3 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina has put together a 10-8-0 record against the spread in conference games this year. The Gamecocks are the 22nd-worst squad in the country in points scored (64.5 per game) and 260th in points allowed (72.8). In 2022-23, South Carolina is 212th in the country in rebounds (31.3 per game) and 256th in rebounds conceded (32.2).

Beyond the arc, South Carolina is 139th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (7.7). It is 282nd in 3-point percentage at 32.4%. The Gamecocks give up 7.1 3-pointers per game and concede 33.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 164th and 172nd, respectively, in college basketball.

The Gamecocks are 7-3 against the spread and 3-7 overall in their past 10 contests. Six of South Carolina’s past 10 outings have hit the over. South Carolina is compiling 64.8 points per contest over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 64.5. Over their past 10 games, the Gamecocks are allowing 71.5 points per contest, compared to their season average of 72.8 points allowed.

Ole Miss vs. South Carolina Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Ole Miss, and we predict that South Carolina will cover the spread (Ole Miss -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Ole Miss vs. South Carolina

You can bet on Ole Miss vs. South Carolina at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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