Mississippi St. vs. S. Carolina Odds

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COLUMBIA, SC (The Spread) – No. 14 South Carolina looks to improve its chances in the SEC on Saturday when it hosts Mississippi State at 12:21PM ET on ESPN3.

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South Carolina is 6-2 overall, 4-2 in the SEC, 3-0 at home and 3-5 against the spread. Mississippi State is 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the SEC, 0-2 on the road and 3-4 against the spread. South Carolina has won six straight over Mississippi State.

Trends show that South Carolina is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 meetings with Mississippi State, while the home team has covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 games in this series.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite at home, as the Gamecocks have odds of -13 points against Mississippi State. The over/under total for the game has not been set (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 12.5. The spread quickly bumped up to 13 points.

South Carolina is coming off a surprising 27-24 double overtime win over Missouri last week. The Gamecocks were down 17-0 entering the fourth quarter, but rallied behind Connor Shaw, who stepped in banged up and threw three touchdown passes in the win. Shaw has been battling injuries all season, but still has 1,508 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and just one interception, while also rushing for 389 yards. Mike Davis has added 930 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns.

Mississippi State is coming off a 28-22 win over Kentucky last week. The Bulldogs have won two straight by a combined seven points entering this game. All three of the Bulldogs’ losses come against teams ranked in the top 20 of the BCS standings. Mississippi State is averaging 30.1 points per game on offense, while giving up 22.9 points per game on defense. The offense is being led by Dak Prescott, who has rushed for 490 yards and eight touchdowns, while throwing for 1,158 yards and five scores.

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In terms of Injuries, South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds (wrist) and center Cody Waldrop (foot) are both questionable for this game. Mississippi State has no new injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -13 points against Mississippi State on Saturday.

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