|2012 ESPN College Football Week 9 Odds: Tennessee vs. South Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:30|
Tennessee vs. South Carolina Odds
South Carolina is 6-2 overall, 4-2 in the SEC and 4-0 at home. Tennessee is 3-4 overall, 0-4 in conference play and 0-2 on the road. The Gamecocks are 6-2 against the spread while the Volunteers are 2-5 ATS. South Carolina has won three of the last four against Tennessee.
Trends show that the favorite is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series and the road team is 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 games in this series. Tennessee is also 6-1 ATS in their last 7 trips to South Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv South Carolina is a 14-point favorite at home against Tennessee. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 14 points as well. The spread dipped to 13.5 points during the week before closing back at 14 points.
South Carolina is coming off a 44-11 loss at Florida last week. The Gamecocks have lost two straight, as they were beaten 23-21 by LSU prior to the Florida loss. South Carolina is now allowing just 16.3 points per game on the season while scoring 31.3 points per contest. The team is being led this year by running back Marcus Lattimore, who has rushed for 597 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Tennessee has lost its last three games after falling to Alabama by a score of 44-13. The Volunteers have played ranked teams in four of their last five games, all of which were losses. The Vols are scoring 34.4 points per game this year on offense while the defense is allowing 33.3 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Tyler Bray, who has thrown for 1,914 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina tackle Cody Gibson is questionable for the game as he is battling the flu. Tennessee has no players listed on the injury report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing South Carolina. The Gamecocks are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -14 points against Tennessee on Saturday.