South Carolina Gamecocks vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (+6.5)
The Ole Miss Rebels (15-10) play the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-14) at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Ole Miss as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 142.
South Carolina steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 6-14 this season. The Gamecocks are shooting 30.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (140 of 455) and 65.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 73.2 points per outing (132nd in the nation) while hitting 41.8% from the field. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, South Carolina is collecting 36.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 270 dimes this year, which is 235th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Gamecocks are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers every game and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 180th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 296 relinquished for the season. The Gamecocks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (538 of 1,164) and they concede 37.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 331st in the nation in opponents PPG (79.3).
The South Carolina Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against the Kentucky Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 92-64 in their last contest. South Carolina finished having earned a 38.2% FG percentage (26 out of 68) and converted 2 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Gamecocks knocked down 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defense, South Carolina allowed the other team to go 49.3% from the field on 33 of 67 shooting. Kentucky distributed 17 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Additionally, Kentucky totaled 44 rebounds (13 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Kentucky ended up shooting 72.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 18 tries. They made 13 of their 27 tries from distance.
Keyshawn Bryant is one guy who played a role for the game. He recorded 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. Bryant finished the game at 50.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Gamecocks was A.J. Lawson. He pulled down 4 rebounds in 31 min played. He finished 20.0% from the field in this matchup by shooting 2-of-10 (6 points). When this game wrapped up, Lawson didn't record an assist.
Ole Miss has a win-loss mark of 15-10 this year. As an offense, the Rebels are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 183rd in college basketball. Ole Miss has 1,717 pts for the season (68.7 per contest) and they pull in 36.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 12.4 times per contest (233rd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Rebels have committed 17.2 personal fouls per game and they connect on 69.5% from the free throw line. The Rebels defensively are ranked 25th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 63.1. The Ole Miss defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (178 of 493) and their opponents are converting on 68.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 13.1 dimes and 31.6 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 194th and 40th in Division 1. They are able to force 16.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (130th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Ole Miss Rebels got the victory with a final of 56-46 against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Rebels were able to collect 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. The Commodores committed 16 fouls in this game which got the Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Ole Miss made 5 of 14 attempts (35.7%). When the game finished, the Rebels finished the game shooting 21 out of 49 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Rebels permitted the Commodores to bury 15 out of their 41 attempts from the field which left them shooting 36.6% in this game. They finished 27.3% from downtown by going 6 of 22 and finished the contest at 10 of 15 at the charity stripe (66.7%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Ole Miss permitted Vanderbilt to get 22 overall (3 offensive).
Jarkel Joiner ended up being a factor for the Rebels for the game. He knocked down 6 of 13 in this game for a rate of 46.2%, and had 4 rebounds. Joiner accumulated 15 points in his 30 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists for this contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Ole Miss was Romello White. He ended up walking away with 2 dimes in 34 mins on the court, and he converted 3 out of 6 from the floor. White walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 11 points and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Carolina (+6.5)
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