|2013 ESPN College Football Week 8 Odds: South Carolina vs. Tennessee|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:00|
South Carolina vs. Tennessee Odds
South Carolina is 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the SEC, 2-1 on the road and 2-4 against the spread. Tennessee is 3-3 overall, 0-2 in the SEC, 3-1 at home and 3-3 against the spread. South Carolina has won three straight over Tennessee.
Trends show that Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 against South Carolina, but the road team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 of this series. These two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings at Tennessee.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite on the road, as the Gamecocks have odds of -7.5 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 7 points. The spread simply added the hook. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 55 points.
South Carolina has won four straight, including a dominant 52-7 win over Arkansas last week. The Gamecocks are posting 34.5 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 22.7 points per contest. Quarterback Connor Shaw has thrown for 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 319 yards and two scores. Mike Davis has added 742 yards and nine touchdowns rushing.
Tennessee is coming off a 34-31 overtime loss to Georgia. It was a heart-breaking loss for the Volunteers, as they lost due to a fumble into their own end zone. All three of the Volunteers’ losses have come against ranked teams. Tennessee is averaging 31.7 points per game on offense while allowing 28 points per game. Justin Worley has thrown for 940 yards and nine scores to lead the offense, while Rajion Neal has 616 rushing yards with seven touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina center Cody Waldrop (foot) and receiver Carlton Heard (hamstring) are both questionable. Tennessee running back Marlin Lane Jr. (lower body) and defensive back Riyahd Jones (calf) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points at Tennessee on Saturday.