|2013 College Football Week 7 Odds & Total: South Carolina vs. Arkansas|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:00|
South Carolina vs. Arkansas Odds
South Carolina is 4-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC, 1-1 on the road and 1-4 against the spread. Arkansas is 3-3 overall, 0-2 in the SEC, 3-1 at home and 2-4 against the spread. Arkansas has won three of its last four against South Carolina.
Trends show that South Carolina is 3-9 against the spread in its last 12 against the Razorbacks and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 at Arkansas. The two have hit the over in 6 of their last 7 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite on the road, as the Gamecocks have odds of -5.5 points at Arkansas. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 6.5 points. The spread quickly dropped to 5.5 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 48.5 points.
South Carolina has won three straight since suffering a 41-30 loss at Georgia in Week 2. The Gamecocks are coming off a 35-28 win against Kentucky at home last week. The offense is averaging 31 points per game, but the defense is surprisingly allowing 25.8 points per contest. The offense is being led by running back Mike Davis, who has rushed for 614 yards and eight touchdowns, while quarterback Connor Shaw has thrown for 927 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 282 yards and a score.
Arkansas started the season 3-0, but has since lost three straight. The Razorbacks are giving up just 23.5 points per game on defense, but the offense is only posting 26 points per game. One thing Arkansas has been strong in is in the running game, as it averages 216 rushing yards per game. Running back Alex Collins has 651 rushing yards with three touchdowns while Jonathan Williams has added 503 rushing yards and four scores.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina tackle Mike Matulis (shoulder) and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ribs) are both questionable. Arkansas running back Nate Holmes (ankle) is questionable for the game as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points at Arkansas on Saturday.