|2013 Outback Bowl South Carolina vs. Michigan Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 01 January 2013 10:05|
2013 Outback Bowl Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Gamecocks as 4.5-point favorites versus the Wolverines, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47.5 points. South Carolina finished with a 10-2 overall record and was 6-2 in the SEC, while Michigan was 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wolverines opened as a 4.5-point favorite and while some online sports books are offering the spread at 5, that’s where the line currently sits. As for the total, it opened at 48 and has been bet down slightly to 47.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Current college football public betting information says that 72% of public bettors are currently backing South Carolina. This information is subjected to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for more detailed information.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICK: Take Michigan. According to latest college football trends, the Wolverines are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. On the other side, the Gamecocks are 1-5 against the number in their last six neutral site games and failed to cover in three of their final five games during the regular season. Michigan allowed a Big Ten-low of 15 sacks and doesn’t beat itself with stupid penalties. While containing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be a huge task, look for the Wolverines to hang with a South Carolina offense that will be without running back Marcus Lattimore (knee). Because of the SEC/Big Ten matchup, this line is a tad inflated so look for Robinson and the Wolverines to keep the game within a field goal.
2013 OUTBACK BOWL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES +4.5