The Ole Miss Rebels are off to a disappointing 11-20 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, 13th in the Southeastern Conference, and are on a two-game losing streak. They are coming off a loss against the Missouri Tigers (82-77) in their previous outing, where the entire starting lineup scored in double digits. However, it still wasn’t enough as there was no big performance from any player. They will now take on the South Carolina Gamecocks, who are on an 11-20 start to the season, 12th in the same conference, but managed a win against the Georgia Bulldogs (61-55) in their last outing. It was Meechie Jonhson Jr. who led the scoring charts for the team with 18 points that enabled them to win by six points.
The game will now be hosted at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, March 8th, a neutral venue where the Gamecocks will look to secure their second consecutive win. On the other hand, the Rebels will look to avoid their second straight loss.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Betting Odds
|Ole Miss Rebels||-245||-6 (-110)||O 134.5 (-110)|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||+205||+6 (-110)||U 134.5 (-110)|
Ole Miss Rebels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Key Stats
The Rebels have had a bad season as their conference record is very low at 3-15, whereas their away record is also negative at 4-8. The team is below the average mark in offense, scoring 67.9 points per game, which ranks 277th in the country, along with 32.5 offensive rebounds, while conceding 69.3 points per game, which ranks 155th in the country.
Matthew Murrell leads the team in offense, averaging 14.9 points per game, and also leads assists per game at 2.6. Jayveous McKinnis has the best field goal percentage at 59.4. Myles Burnes leads the defense of the team, averaging 6.1 rebounds per game and also steals per game at 2.3.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are almost the same as the Rebels. However, their conference record is slightly better at 4-14, whereas their home record is on the negative side at 7-8. The team is way below the average mark in offense, scoring 64.5 points per game, which ranks 337th in the nation, along with 31.3 offensive rebounds, while conceding 72.8 points per game, which ranks 262nd in the nation.
Gregory Jackson averages the most points per game at 15.1 and also has the best field goal percentage at 37.9. Meechie Johnson is the leader in assists, at 3.6 per game. Josh Grey leads the team in defense, averaging 6.3 rebounds per game and also 0.9 blocks per game.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Match Details
Fixture: Ole Miss Rebels @ South Carolina Gamecocks
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Ole Miss Rebels vs South Carolina Gamecocks: Prediction
The two teams have already faced each other two times this season and are tied at 1-1. Both teams now have a chance to take the lead and since they are placed next to each other in the conference, the contest looks close. However, the Rebels are 2-1 at neutral venues, whereas the Gamecocks are 0-4, which definitely gives them a slight edge. The Rebels are also 4-1 against the spread in their last four games against a team that has a losing record. Expect them to cover the spread tonight.