|2012 CBS College Football Week 4 Odds: Missouri vs. South Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:30|
Missouri vs. South Carolina Odds
South Carolina is 3-0 this year and 2-0 at home while Missouri is 2-1 overall and playing in its first road game. The Gamecocks are 2-1 against the spread while Missouri is 1-1 ATS. Missouri is 2-0 all-time against South Carolina.
Trends show that Missouri is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games on grass but just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after a win. South Carolina has covered the spread in its last 4 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv South Carolina is the favorite at home in this one, as the Gameocks have odds of -10 points against Missouri. The over/under total has been set at 48.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had South Carolina as a 9.5-point favorite. The spread peaked at 10.5 points before settling at South Carolina -10.
South Carolina is 1-0 in SEC play coming into this game and also coming of wins over the last two weeks where it outscored its opponents 97-16. The Gamecocks have been a steady team on offense, especially in the running game where it averages 171.7 yards per game. Marcus Lattimore has 235 rushing yards and 4 TDs to lead the team right now. On defense, South Carolina has done a good job of stopping the run, holding opponents to just 53 yards per game on the ground.
Missouri enters this game 0-1 in the SEC following a 41-20 loss to Georgia at home two weeks ago. The Tigers narrowly defeated Arizona State last week, 24-20. This season, Missouri has been led by its defense, which is giving up an average of 291.7 yards per game, including 94.7 rushing yards per contest. Offensively, Missouri has been pretty steady moving the ball, as it averages 380 yards per game. Kendial Lawrence has led the team at running back, as he has 224 rushing yards and 4 TDs.
In terms of Injuries, Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden is questionable with a hamstring injury while quarterback James Franklin is probable with a shoulder injury. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is expected to play on Saturday despite a shoulder injury while running back Brandon Wilks is expected to be out with an ankle injury.