|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football fans have an outstanding Thursday night NCAAF betting matchup from the SEC as the South Carolina Gamecocks host the Mississippi Rebels. College football handicappers had high expectations for the 6th ranked Rebels but this will be a difficult NCAAF betting assignment at a tough venue.
Ole Miss was ranked 6th last week in the college football polls and scored a most impressive 52-6 NCAAF betting payoff over Southeastern Louisiana as 37.5-point home chalks with the game staying under the college football betting total of 61. Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead had a great college football performance as he went 16-28 for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Rebs outgained Southeastern Louisiana 499-302.
Ole Miss has covered both of their college football matchups so far this year and ranks 3rd in the nation for points scored and 9th in all of college football for points allowed. South Carolina ranks a mediocre 48th in points allowed and just 62nd in points scored.
South Carolina has a college football record of 2-1 straight up and a perfect 3-0 against the spread. The Gamecocks beat Florida Atlantic last week 38-16 and covered the college football spread as 20.5-point favorites. Quarterback Stephen Garcia had a nice game with 222 yards passing while Jarvis Giles ran for 113. One college football area that might give South Carolina the edge is the Gamecocks 11th ranked rushing attack against the Rebels 50th ranked rush defense.
The Ole Miss Rebels have gotten the cash in 8 out of their last 9 road games while South Carolina has gotten the cash in 5 out of their last 6 home games against teams with winning road records. The road team has covered the last 5 meetings in this head to head series. Last year at Oxford the Gamecocks scored a 31-24 win as 2-point road dogs. The series has gone over the total in 4 straight decisions.
While many are touting the Rebels as a legitimate SEC contender this game will serve as a proving ground as to whether or not that is so. Ole Miss has not been ranked this high since 1970 and has usually lacked the depth to sustain a run at the SEC title. For South Carolina this is a golden opportunity to make their own statement and get back into the race after a heart breaking loss at Georgia 2 weeks ago.