SEC Showdown

No. 2 Alabama will face a defense that could match its own on Saturday when the Crimson Tide hosts No. 22 South Carolina on Saturday at 7:45PM ET from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Bet South Carolina at Alabama
Alabama has been carried to a 6-0 start thanks to its defense, which is allowing just 12.5 points and 220.5 yards per-game. The Crimson Tide have covered the spread in five of six games, with the lone loss coming in a 40-14 win over Florida International, when they were a 33.5 point-favorite. On offense, the Tide has been led by Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 659 yards and seven touchdowns. Ingram ranks ninth in the nation in rushing yards. Greg McElroy has given Alabama a solid passing threat, as he has thrown for 1,233 yards and nine touchdowns.
South Carolina is 5-1 on the year, with its lone loss being a 41-37 defeat at Georgia. The Gamecocks have covered the spread in five-of-six games, coming up short for the first time last week in a 28-26 win over Kentucky were South Carolina was favored by 9.5 points. The Gamecocks are limiting opponents to 280.3 yards and 18.3 points per-game. Stephen Garcia has thrown for 1,268 yards and nine touchdowns on the season while Moe Brown has caught 21 passes for 316 yards and two scores.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Alabama 17-point home favorites over South Carolina on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 46.
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
ALABAMA is 3-2 against the spread versus S CAROLINA since 1992
ALABAMA is 4-2 straight up against S CAROLINA since 1992
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
All games played at ALABAMA since 1992
ALABAMA is 1-1 against the spread versus S CAROLINA since 1992
ALABAMA is 2-1 straight up against S CAROLINA since 1992
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 7 College Football Injury Report
S CAROLINA
[LB] 10/03/2009 - Reggie Bowens "?" ( MCL ) 
[WR/S] 08/22/2009 - Joe Hills intends to transfer ( Personal ) 
[OG] 10/03/2009 - Kevin Young "?" ( Knee ) 
[LB] 09/06/2009 - Rodney Paulk out for season ( Knee ) 
[CB] 10/03/2009 - Jay Spearman "?" ( Shoulder ) 
[DT] 10/03/2009 - Kenny Davis "?" ( Ankle ) 
[T] 09/26/2009 - Travian Robertson is downgraded to out for season ( Knee ) 
ALABAMA
[LB] 10/03/2009 - Jerrell Harris "?" ( Eligibility ) 
[DE] 09/14/2009 - Damion Square out for season ( ACL ) 
[LB] 09/28/2009 - Dont'a Hightower out for season ( Knee ) 
[RB] 09/29/2009 - Jeramie Griffin out for season ( Knee ) 
South Carolina at Alabama Current Odds
South Carolina Gamecocks +17 Over 46 (+780)
Alabama Crimson Tide -17 Under 46 (-1400)

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for Stephen Garcia (SC): Over/Under 32.5
Total rushing yards for Kenny Miles (SC): Over/Under 33.5
Total receiving yards for Moe Brown (SC): Over/Under 33.5
Total receptions for Tori Gurley (SC): Over/Under 2.5
Total passing yards for Greg McElroy (AL): Over/Under 200.5
Total touchdown passes + interceptions for McElroy: Over/Under 2.5
Total rushing yards for Mark Ingram (AL): Over/Under 115.5
Total rushing attempts for Trent Richardson (AL): Over/Under 10.5
Total receptions for Colin Peek (AL): Over/Under 2.5
Bet South Carolina at Alabama
Posted: 10/17/09 5:18PM ET 

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