Clemson vs. South Carolina Free Pick
In-state, non-conference rivals will square off today at 12:00PM ET when South Carolina hosts Clemson for Rivalry Week in college football.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Gamecocks are 17.5-point home underdogs versus the Tigers after Clemson opened as a 17.5-point favorite. As for the total, it opened at 55 points and that's where the number currently sits.
Clemson has a perfect 11-0 record and maintained its top spot in the college football playoff rankings earlier this week. The Tigers are just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games and 2-2 ATS on the road this season. As for South Carolina, the Gamecocks are 3-8 straight up and 4-6 at the betting window.
Clemson has plenty to lose with a spot in the national semifinals up for grabs, but with the ACC title game on the line next week, this is a horrible spot to lay 17.5 points. South Carolina reached a new low last week with a loss to FCS opponent The Citadel, so look for the Gamecocks to view this matchup as their own national title game. There's no sense in diving into the matchup: Everything favors the Tigers. But again, laying 17.5 points with North Carolina and the ACC title game on the docket is too much of a risk.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 FREE PICK: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS +17.5