South Carolina vs. Clemson Prediction
Will South Carolina hang with in-state rival Clemson and cover as a big underdog tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are now 25-point home favorites versus the Gamecocks while the over/under currently sits at 50 points. Clemson opened as a 24-point favorite but the line was bet up to 25, while the total hit the board at 50 and hasn't moved.
SOUTH CAROLINA KEY TRENDS: The Gamecocks have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games versus ACC opponents and are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a winning record as well. They're also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest.
CLEMSON KEY TRENDS: The Tigers are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four home games versus an opponent with a winning road record and have covered in five of their last six games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. That said, they're just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games in November, and are winless at 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus an opponent that owns a winning record.
OUR PREDICTION: The Gamecocks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Tigers and are stout enough defensively to keep this game within the point spread. South Carolina ranks 49th in the nation in total yards allowed per game at 387.6, is solid against the run (189.1/17th), and is allowing just 22 points per game. Granted, the Gamecocks may struggle to move the ball offensively tonight, but this is a rivalry game and with the Tigers in a lookahead spot with the ACC title game on deck, this is a good spot to grab the points with the dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 PICK: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS +25