|2013 ESPN2 College Football Week 9 Odds: South Carolina vs. Missouri|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 07:00|
South Carolina vs. Missouri Odds
Missouri is 7-0 on the season, 3-0 in the SEC, 4-0 at home and 6-0-1 against the spread. South Carolina is 5-2 overall, 3-2 in the SEC, 2-2 on the road and 2-5 against the spread. South Carolina won last year’s inaugural SEC meeting, 31-10, at home.
Trends show that South Carolina is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 road games while Missouri is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games after a win and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Missouri is the slight favorite at home, as the Tigers have odds of -3 points against South Carolina. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Missouri favored by 3 as well. The spread dropped to 2.5 points before moving back to 3. The over/under total opened at 52.5 points and simply dropped the hook.
Missouri is coming off a 36-17 win over Florida at home. The Tigers got the win without starting quarterback James Franklin, who is dealing with a shoulder injury. He is questionable for this game as well, but Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards and a touchdown against the Gators last week. Missouri comes into this game averaging 44.3 points per game offensively while allowing only 22.1 points per game on defense. The Tigers are led on the ground by Henry Josey, who has 494 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.
South Carolina has a four-game winning streak snapped last week with a 23-21 win at Tennessee. The Gamecocks have now given up 22.7 points per game on defense, which is more than South Carolina typically gives up. Offensively, South Carolina is posting 32.6 points per game. Quarterback Connor Shaw has thrown for 1,307 yards and 11 scores while rushing for 397 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Davis is leading the offense with 879 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina center Cody Waldrop (foot) and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles (knee) are both doubtful. Missouri has no reported injuries other than Franklin’s shoulder.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Missouri, as the Tigers are getting 80% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against South Carolina on Saturday.