|2012 SEC College Football Week 11 Odds: Arkansas vs. South Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:30|
Arkansas vs. South Carolina Odds
South Carolina is 7-2 on the year, 5-2 in the SEC and 5-0 at home. Arkansas is 4-5 overall, 2-3 in conference play and 1-1 on the road. The Razorbacks are just 2-6 against the spread while the Gamecocks are 6-3 ATS. Arkansas has won five of its last six against South Carolina.
Trends show that Arkansas is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 against the Gamecocks and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to South Carolina. These two have hit the over in 5 of their last 6 meetings and in their last 4 encounters at South Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite at home, as the Gamecocks are getting odds of -14 points against Arkansas. The over/under total has been set at 54.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game also had South Carolina favored by 15.5 points. The spread never got higher than that and hit a low of 13.5 points but is currently holding at South Carolina -14.
South Carolina snapped a two-game losing streak two weeks ago with a 38-35 win over Tennessee. The Gamecocks were off last week but still dealing with the injury to running back Marcus Lattimore, who was carter off the field against the Volunteers after suffering a serious knee injury. He has rushed for 662 yards and 11 touchdowns this year and will not play on Saturday. On the year, South Carolina is averaging 32 points per game while the defense is giving up 18.3 points per contest. Quarterback Connor Shaw has thrown for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns this year while also rushing for 311 yards and two scores.
Arkansas is coming off a 19-15 win over Tulsa at home last week. The Razorbacks have now won three of their last four games. The Arkansas offense is currently averaging 26.1 points per game while the defense is allowing 29.1 points per contest. The team is being led this year by quarterback Tyler Wilson, who has thrown for 2,526 yards and 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina tackle Mike Matulis (shoulder) and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles (shoulder) are both questionable for this game. Arkansas running back Knile Davis is questionable with a hamstring injury while tight end Chris Gragg is questionable with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing South Carolina. The Gamecocks are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -14 points at home against Arkansas on Saturday.