|ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: South Carolina vs. Clemson|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 23 November 2012 11:30|
South Carolina vs. Clemson Odds
Clemson is 10-1 on the season and 6-0 at home while South Carolina is 9-2 overall and 2-2 on the road. The Gamecocks are 7-4 against the spread this season while the Tigers are 8-3 ATS. South Carolina has won three straight in this series.
Trends show that South Carolina has covered the spread in 5 of its last 6 against Clemson. The Gamecocks are also 9-1 ATS in their last 9 games after a win. Clemson is just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Clemson is a slight favorite at home, as the Tigers have odds of -3.5 points against South Carolina. The over/under total has been set at 61.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Clemson favored by 4 points. The spread has been moving back and forth between 4 and 3.5 points all week.
Clemson is coming off a 62-48 win over North Carolina State last week. The Tigers have won seven straight entering this game, having scored at least 38 points in each victory. Clemson is currently fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 44.6 points per game. The defense is giving up 24.7 points per contest this year. Clemson is being led by quarterback Tajh Boyd, who has thrown for 3,367 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 466 yards and eight scores.
South Carolina is coming off a 24-7 win over Wofford last week. The Gamecocks have won three straight since suffering back-to-back losses to Florida and LSU. The Gamecocks have scored an average of 31.8 points per game this year while the defense is allowing just 17.5 points per contest. This year’s team is being led by quarterback Connor Shaw, who has thrown for 1,732 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 339 yards and three scores.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is out for the rest of the season with a leg injury while tackle Mike Matulis is out with a shoulder issue. Clemson safety Jerrodd Williams is out with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Clemson. The Tigers are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points at home against South Carolina on Saturday.