Sunday, December 31, 2017

Gamecocks at Ole Miss: Preview, Projection and Prediction


The Gamecocks go on the road to open their SEC season against the Ole Miss Rebels tonight at 6pm. This will officially be the last game of 2017 for the Gamecocks, a magical year in Gamecock basketball history. The Gamecocks hope to capture some of that magic from last March on Sunday evening.

Power Rankings

The Gamecocks come in at #60 while Ole Miss sits #82 in the KenPom rankings.

RPI

The Gamecocks come into tonight's game at a very respectable #39 RPI ranking. This is good for just 8th best in the SEC, a real testament to the improvement in the SEC. Ole Miss is dead last in the SEC with 172nd best RPI in the country. This number will improve as the season goes along but the Gamecocks won't see any type of immediate boost to their RPI with a win and a loss would have an immediate negative impact.

Projection

The Gamecocks are projected as four points better than Ole Miss on a neutral court. The game at Ole Miss makes this game a toss up.

Simulation

The simulation has Ole Miss winning 71-70

Vegas

The Gamecocks are road underdogs getting 2.5 points and the over/under sits at 147.5

Prediction

This game should come down to the wire. Take the Gamecocks with the 2.5 points and look for the game to go under the 147.5 total.



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