|ESPN2 College Football Week 9 Odds: South Carolina vs. Tennessee|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 28 October 2011 09:00|
South Carolina vs. Tennessee Odds
South Carolina is 6-1 on the season and 3-4 against the spread. Tennessee is 3-4 on the season and 2-3-2 against the spread. Both teams have hit the over in 3-of-7 games this year. These two teams have split the last six games in the series.
Trends show that the road team is 10-3-1 against the spread in the last 14 games in this series while South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against Tennessee.
Oddsmakers have made South Carolina a slight road favorite on Saturday, giving the Gamecocks odds of -3.5 points against Tennessee on Saturday. The over/under odds have been set at 43.5 points. (View Matchup)
The Gamecocks are coming off a 14-12 win over Mississippi State two weeks ago when Lattimore got injured and is now lost for the season. Lattimore had rushed for 818 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year as he helped South Carolina have the 24th-best rushing attack in the country at 197.9 yards per game. Now, South Carolina will have to rely on quarterback Connor Shaw, who has thrown for just 495 yards and five touchdowns in limited action this season.
Tennessee has lost three straight and four of its last five following a 37-6 thrashing at the hands of Alabama. The Vols have lost to the Tide and LSU by a combined total of 75-13 over the last two weeks. Tennessee is now giving up 25.3 points per game and scoring only 25.1 points per contest. The Volunteers have struggled to move the ball on the ground, averaging just 89.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 115th nationally. Tyler Bray has led the team this season with 1,579 passing yards and 14 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina safety Corey Addison is doubtful with a head injury while running back Kenny Miles is questionable with a quad injury. Tennessee defensive back Naz Oliver is out with a wrist injury.
Currently over 1,800 Public Bets have been placed on this game and South Carolina is getting 65% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points on Saturday against Tennessee.