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How and what to watch for South Carolina vs. Ole Miss

The Gamecocks and Rebels are set to be the nightcap of Saturday’s shortened SEC slate.

Jazston Turnetine of the South Carolina Gamecocks blocks against the Auburn Tigers during a game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

While several SEC games have been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks, the South Carolina Gamecocks will head on the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels to finish the SEC slate on Saturday night.

South Carolina enters this game with a 2-4 record, tied for last place in the SEC West. The Gamecocks lost two straight since a big win over a then-No. 15 Auburn team. In their last outing, South Carolina was destroyed 48-3 to Texas A&M at home. The game was scoreless for the majority of the first quarter, but South Carolina fell apart pretty much the rest of the way, being outgained 530-150. Colin Hill completed 8 of 21 passes for 66 yards and two interceptions.

Ole Miss is also at 2-4 so far this season, coming off a 54-21 win at Vanderbilt, which is really struggling to be competitive this season. The Rebels’ passing game was nearly perfect with Matt Corral completing 31 of 34 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns. He found Elijah Moore 14 times for 238 yards and three scores as Ole Miss finished with 641 total yards and could not be stopped offensively, though it allowed 421 yards to Vanderbilt.

South Carolina won the last three games of this series including a 48-44 win in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch South Carolina vs. Ole Miss on Saturday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login that has access to the channel.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: South Carolina vs. Ole Miss (-13.5)
Point Total: 70.5
Money line: South Carolina +325 vs. Ole Miss -435

  • South Carolina is 2-7 straight up in its last nine games.
  • South Carolina is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games against Ole Miss.
  • Ole Miss is 3-9 straight up in its last 12 games.
  • Ole Miss is 0-5 in its last five home games.

Betting splits

South Carolina: (34% of handle, 43% percent of bets)
Ole Miss: (66% of handle, 57% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

The point spread has expanded throughout the week, but we’re still going to take Ole Miss to cover. South Carolina had a bye week to prepare for its biggest home game of the season with the Aggies and it came nowhere close to being competitive. What’s the motivation going to be after that performance for a team without a whole lot to play for with a head coach sitting on the hottest seat in college football? Let’s roll with Ole Miss and that high-powered offense.

Pick: Ole Miss -11.5

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