South Carolina vs. Missouri Prediction
Is Saturday night a trap game for bettors when Missouri hosts South Carolina at 7:00PM ET on the SEC Network?
Who: South Carolina (1-0) vs. Missouri (1-0)
When: 7:00PM ET, Saturday, September 9
Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are 3-point home favorites versus the Gamecocks while the over/under currently sits at 71 points.
Missouri hit the board as a 4.5-point favorite but the line was bet down a full points to 2.5 before rising slightly to 3. The total, meanwhile, opened at 71.5 before dropping slightly to 71.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Of the current wagers on tonight's matchup, 66% of public bettors are backing the underdog South Carolina and taking the points.
OUR PREDICTION: I understand why public bettors are backing the Gamecocks based on last week's results. While South Carolina pulled off a nice upset on the road against N.C. State, Missouri put together an embarrassing defensive performance in a shootout versus Missouri State. But this feels like a small trap. You look at last week and taking the points with SC looks too good to be true. This will be a shootout and three-year starter Drew Lock is more than capable of moving the ball effectively against the Gamecock defense. I like the home team here.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: MISSOURI TIGERS -3