|College Football Week 7 Odds: South Carolina vs. Mississippi State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:00|
S. Carolina vs. Mississippi St. Odds
South Carolina is 5-1 on the season and 3-3 against the spread. The Gamecocks have split the over/under in 6 games. Mississippi State is 3-3 on the season and 1-5 against the spread. The Bulldogs have hit the over in 4-of-6 games this season. South Carolina has won the last five games against Mississippi State.
Trends show that South Carolina has covered the point spread odds in their last 5 games against Mississippi State while the favorite has covered in 4 of the last 5 games in this series. South Carolina is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
Oddsmakers have made South Carolina a slight favorite on the road in this game, giving the Gamecocks point spread odds of -2.5 against Mississippi State. The over/under odds have yet to be set for this contest. (View Matchup)
The Gamecocks are coming off a 54-3 win over Kentucky a week after dropping a 16-13 decision to Auburn. The Gamecocks are scoring 35.5 points per game on offense while allowing 20.3 points per contest on defense. South Carolina has been led by a strong running game that averages 212.5 yards per game on the ground. Stud running back Marcus Lattimore has rushed for 779 yards and nine touchdowns this season to lead the team.
Mississippi State is coming off a 21-3 win at UAB. The Bulldogs have had four of their six games played on the road. They are off to a disappointing start though, averaging just 26 points per game while allowing 20.2 points per contest. Vick Ballard has been a steady force for the Bulldogs, as the running back has racked up 531 yards and five touchdowns on the season.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina has dismissed quarterback Stephen Garcia from the team and safety Corey Addison is questionable for the game with a head injury. Mississippi State offensive lineman Tobias Smith is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Currently over 3,800 Public Bets have been placed on this game and South Carolina is getting 80% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points against Mississippi State on Saturday.