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College basketball point spread favors Rebels in battle with Gamecocks

South Carolina GamecocksMississippi Rebels
7-12February 01, 2014, 01:30 | Tad Smith Coliseum14-6



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Mississippi and South Carolina on Saturday, with the host Rebels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Rebels bring a 14-6 record (6-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-12 Gamecocks, who are 9-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi go 9-7 so far and the Gamecocks go 8-7-1.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gamecocks were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 44-rated Rebels and the No. 97-ranked Gamecocks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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South Carolina was an 80-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Gamecocks blew out Texas A&M on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-52 win at Colonial Life Arena.

Mississippi was an 86-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Marshall Henderson scored 26 points for Mississippi on Wednesday, but the Volunteers managed an 86-70 victory over the Rebels at Thompson-Boling Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 42 nationally ranked offense (77.6 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 155 at 70.65 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 42.85% from the field, less than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (43.37% on average).

A few Gamecocks at Rebels trends to consider:
South Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 5 games
South Carolina is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games
Mississippi is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Mississippi is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina


Next up:
South Carolina home to Auburn, Wednesday, February 5th
Mississippi at Kentucky, Tuesday, February 4th

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