South Carolina vs. Clemson Pick
Will the offenses struggle this Saturday night when Clemson hosts rival South Carolina at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are 24-point home favorites versus the Gamecocks while the over/under currently sits at 50 points. As for this writing, neither the point spread nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.
The Gamecocks are coming off a 44-31 win over Western Carolina as a 30.5-point favorite. It was their fourth win in their last five games, with their lone loss during that span coming in Gainesville when they fell 20-7 to the Gators. On the year, South Carolina is 6-5 straight up and 5-5-1 against the spread. The Gamecocks are just 1-2-1 at the betting window on the road this season.
The Tigers rebounded nicely off their first loss of the season, a 43-42 heartbreaker versus Pittsburgh two weeks ago. Clemson routed Wake Forest 35-13 as a 24-point road favorite last Saturday and despite the victory on the field, the Tigers are now 0-2 at the betting window in their last two games. With the win over Wake, Clemson is now 10-1 overall but just 5-6 against the spread this season.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 15-7 in Clemson’s last 22 home games. The under has also cashed in 17 of the Tigers’ last 25 games versus SEC opponents and is 4-1 in their last five non-conference games. With how much South Carolina has struggled offensively this season, the under is 5-0 in its last five road games, 19-7-1 in its last 27 games overall, and is 8-3-1 in its last 12 non-conference games. When facing ACC opponents specifically, the under is 13-3 in the Gamecocks’ last 16 games versus that conference.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PICK: SOUTH CAROLINA/CLEMSON UNDER 50