Ole Miss Rebels vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (-1.5)
The South Carolina Gamecocks (5-8) host the Ole Miss Rebels (11-8) at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday. South Carolina opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 137.
Ole Miss will take the court with a mark of 11-8 on the year. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Ole Miss is snagging 36.5 boards per contest and has 246 assists this year, which ranks 115th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Rebels are shooting 28.5% on three-point attempts (102 of 358) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.7 pts per game (224th in the country) while shooting 44.6% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Rebels are able to force 16.7 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. The Rebels defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.3% (421 of 995) and they relinquish 32.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 247th in college basketball in allowing assists with 243 relinquished this season. They are surrendering 37.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 32nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.2).
The Ole Miss Rebels stepped onto the hardwood against the Missouri Tigers and walked away with a win by a score of 80-59 in their last game. Ole Miss finished the game with a 56.9% field goal percentage (29 of 51) and converted 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Rebels converted 14 of 17 shots for a percentage of 82.4%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 31 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 21 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. Pertaining to the defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 56.9% from the field on 29 out of 51 shooting. Missouri recorded 15 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. In addition, the Tigers had 15 boards (3 offensive, 12 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Missouri went 33.3% when shooting free throws by making 5 of their 15 tries. They made 8 of 19 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jarkel Joiner is someone who was important in this contest. He ended up with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and totaled 3 boards. Joiner ended up going 57.1% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Rebels was Devontae Shuler. He pulled down 2 boards and earned 3 assists. He ended up going 41.7% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-12 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Shuler was on the court for 35 min.
South Carolina has a record of 5-8 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Gamecocks are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which ranks them 256th in the nation. South Carolina has accumulated 963 pts on the year (74.1 per contest) and they grab 37.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.7 times per contest (147th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per contest. The Gamecocks have committed 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 63.8% from the free throw line. The Gamecocks on defense are ranked 291st in Division 1 in points given up per game with 75.9. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 37.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 248th and 268th in those categories. The South Carolina defense concedes 34.3% on 3-point shots (102 of 297) and their opposition knocks down 75.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 16.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (216th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the South Carolina Gamecocks took a loss by a final score of 81-78 when they faced the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Gamecocks earned 20 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this game. They stuffed 7 tries while recording 12 steals for the game. The Crimson Tide had 19 fouls in this game which got the Gamecocks to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. When it comes to three-point shots, South Carolina converted 6 out of 25 tries (24.0%). In all, the Gamecocks finished 32 for 72 from the field which had them shooting 44.4%. The Gamecocks permitted the Crimson Tide to make 26 of their 68 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 38.2% in the game. They wrapped up this game 35.3% from beyond the arc by hitting 12 of 34 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). In regard to rebounding, South Carolina allowed Alabama to grab 33 in total (14 offensive).
A.J. Lawson ended up being a factor for the Gamecocks in this game. He converted 8 out of 18 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which got him 21 points. Lawson collected 6 boards in his 32 mins and added 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for South Carolina was Justin Minaya. He was able to score 15 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 12 from the floor in this contest. Minaya ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-1.5)
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