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2022 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ODDS, PICKS: PREDICTIONS FOR OLE MISS VS. ARKANSAS ON THURSDAY FROM A BASEBALL EXPERT

A look at Ole Miss vs. Arkansas baseball in 2022 College World Series on Thursday

How to watch Ole Miss vs. Arkansas baseball on TV, livestream Thursday


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A spot in the championship series of the 2022 College World Series will be on the line when the Ole Miss Rebels and Arkansas Razorbacks square off in a win-or-go-home game on Thursday at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb. Thursday's winner will advance to the final and face Oklahoma in a best-of-three series for the national championship.


First pitch is set for 4 p.m. ET. Both teams are listed at -115 in the latest Ole Miss vs. Arkansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the Over/Under for total runs is 9.5.


Before you lock in your College World Series bets, you need to see what SportsLine baseball expert John Bollman has to say.


Bollman is on a tremendous run picking baseball games for SportsLine. He is 153-121 with his last 274 MLB picks for a profit of $1,428 to $100 bettors. In addition, he went 380-309-1 in 2021, returning $3,855 and finishing as SportsLine's No. 1 baseball expert. He also has gone 8-4 through the first six days of the College World Series.


It's no surprise: In 2018 Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. He combines that MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background to deliver incredible success on MLB picks.


Bollman has turned his attention to Arkansas vs. Ole Miss on Thursday at the College World Series. We can tell you that he is leaning Under 9.5 runs. He also has a pick on the winner of Thursday's game. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his pick before locking in any of your own!


The 2022 Men's College World Series continues Thursday in Omaha at Charles Schwab Field. Arkansas meets Ole Miss today for a spot in the MCWS finals against Oklahoma. The Razorbacks forced another meeting with a win on Wednesday.


Here is the updated schedule, TV network and livestream link for the game Thursday (click or tap to be taken to live scoring):


A shot at a championship. It's so close. Like, as close as a tag/no tag super-slow-motion HD replay review at second base in a one-run game that has to be reviewed for five minutes. That kind of close.


For five and half days, a total of eleven Men's College World Series games produced all the drama of a CoComelon marathon. The average margin of victory was 6.5 runs. Teams played. Teams won. Teams lost. Teams advanced. Teams went home. All wrapped up by the middle innings, game after game.


But in Wednesday night's Game 12, a de facto national semifinal, Arkansas and Ole Miss ground it out in a 3-2 cleat-biter of a contest that was punctuated by a series of good bunts, bad bunts, web gems, timely blasts into the gap and the longest homer ever to rocket out of Charles Schwab Field. Then, in the ninth inning alone, there were strikeouts with the bases loaded, guys crashing into each other on a crucial short fly ball, a grounder in the hole that looked like a game-ender but instead drove in a run, followed by a would-be game-winning line drive that instead turned into the game-ending line-out. And oh yeah, they also had that big midgame review on the play at second.


"Well, you all have been saying we needed more drama in this series, and there you have it," Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said after the loss. A win would have put his team into its first College World Series finals. "I know you and baseball fans out there wanted a close one. But I think I would have rather had another one of those big margins of victory!"


"Yeah, it was plenty close," Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn added, speaking of the Ole Miss rally that scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and ended with the bases loaded over four consecutive at-bats. "Too close for comfort."


Finally, a close game. Now the flagship schools of two states that are so close in proximity will be in close quarters once again, playing in a Thursday Game 13 elimination contest rematch (4 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and ESPN App) that has them both oh-so-close to facing Oklahoma in this weekend's best-of-three championship series.


The cliché is "so close you can taste it." These two teams know that taste all too well.


Van Horn's entire career, a Hall of Fame résumé by any measure, has ultimately been a story of being close, a decades-long succession of standing at the precipice of a national title, only to have it slip away, sometimes literally. He became a folk hero in the state that hosts this series, leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers to Omaha in back-to-back seasons 2001-02 before leaving for Arkansas. This is his seventh trip to the College World Series with the Razorbacks and their runner-up finish of 2018, a game and title shot that vanished on a misplayed foul ball, a moment that has become for college baseball what the crashing ski jumper became for ABC's Wide World of Sports. The agony of defeat. Then last year, the Razorbacks were the No. 1 team in the land and lost in the super regionals at home against upstart NC State.


Ole Miss has never had that kind of shot. This is its sixth Men's College World Series appearance and only its second since 1972. The Rebels came here this year with five MCWS wins. Ever. Until this week, they hadn't been 2-0 in a series since 1956. But they were No. 1 in the nation in early spring 2022 and then vanished. They had injuries. They lost weekend series after weekend series in the cage match that is SEC baseball, at one point falling to 7-14 in the conference. They went one-and-done in the SEC Tournament. However, the next time they lost a game was Wednesday night, posting a perfect 7-0 postseason mark before their rally fell short against Arkansas.


But wait, where's the closeness to be found in all that?


Wednesday night's loss was Mississippi's 13th game of season decided by two runs or fewer. It was the 19th for Arkansas. As if it wasn't close enough already (the season series was 3-2 in favor of Ole Miss), Arkansas is even close when it comes to the number of close games it has to close out.


"We have been in so many close games all year and so many elimination games [four] this month alone, having our backs against the wall, that's normal for us now," explained Razorbacks DH Brady Slavens, he of the record-setting 436-foot homer to dead center in the fifth inning. "No one is going to have to coach us up or teach us how to get ready for a big, close game. We've been there and done that plenty."


But they've never been here or done this, winning a national championship in the Men's College World Series. Neither program has, in 150 combined seasons of trying. So, isn't there stress in being so, well, close?


Bianco said no. "Woe is us, right? Now we get another chance to win a game that will give us a chance to play for a national title. We all play this game and coach this game with the goal and the dream of having those chances. Now it is right here, right in front of us. Both teams."


The coach, in his 22nd season at Ole Miss, grinned, seemingly realizing that he was leaning directly into a sportswriter's theme.


"Yeah, it's just that close." ertreyfd

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