The line, which opened with the hometown Rebels as a 2.5-point favorite, has since shifted in the Gamecocks’ direction. It appears even the seemingly omniscient oddsmakers are having a difficult time making heads or tails out of these teams.
The Rebels (5-3, 1-3 SEC), who were idle this past weekend, are currently sixth in the SEC West standings above only Arkansas, which is winless in league play. Ole Miss has operated in extremes this season: After opening with an inspiring 47-27 win over Texas Tech and putting up a 76-point outburst against overmatched Southern Illinois, the Rebs caught a 62-7 beatdown from Alabama and have also been on the wrong end of lopsided defeats to Western heavyweights LSU (45-16) and Auburn (31-16). In its other wins this year, Ole Miss had another offensive explosion against Louisiana-Monroe (70-21), a comfortable win over Kent State (38-17), and a come-from-behind, 37-33 victory against tough-luck Arkansas.
Ole Miss is 3-5 against the spread this season, while South Carolina is 3-4.