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South Carolina Gamecocks take on Rebels in college basketball test

South Carolina GamecocksMississippi Rebels
March 10, 3:30 PM | Georgia Dome

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD19-12

South Carolina travels to Mississippi on Thursday, hoping to boost its 14-15 record with a victory over the Rebels.

This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Georgia Dome).

The Rebels sport records of 19-12 and 13-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gamecocks have 14-15 and 11-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-13 for the Rebels and 12-11 for the Gamecocks.

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Betting Line:
The Gamecocks are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 80 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 157. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-69 result in favor of the Rebels.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 47 nationally ranked offense (74.4 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 213 at 69.1 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).

Defensively, South Carolina features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina was a 60-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. Bruce Ellington scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 60-58 to Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday).

Mississippi won its last outing, an 84-74 result against Arkansas on March 5. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Rebels got 24 points from Chris Warren as Mississippi ran past Arkansas 84-74 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Mississippi State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Arkansas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Gamecocks at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 6 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games
Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina