Clemson vs. South Carolina Prediction
Can No. 3 Clemson go on the road and run over South Carolina when the two non-conference rivals meet up today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
369 Clemson vs. 370 South Carolina
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Noon ET – Williams-Brice Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Clemson is the heavy favorite on the road, as the Tigers are getting odds of -27 points against South Carolina. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 50.5 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on Clemson as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
South Carolina limping in
South Carolina has lost its last two games coming into this weekend, suffering a 30-6 loss at Texas A&M two weeks ago. The Gamecocks are 4-7 on the season, 5-6 against the spread and 7-4 with the under.
The Gamecocks have struggled to score consistently this year, averaging just 24.2 points and 389.9 yards per game. Defensively, South Carolina is giving up 25 points and 381.2 yards per game. Ryan Hilinksi has thrown for 2,252 yards and 11 touchdowns this year to lead the offense. Tavien Feaster is the top rusher with 625 yards and five touchdowns while Bryan Edwards has caught 71 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns. Edwards is listed as questionable to play today due to a knee injury.
Tigers in cruise control
Clemson has left little doubt that it is playing its best football right now. The Tigers have won their last six games by at least 31 and their last four by at least 45. They are coming off a 52-3 drubbing of Wake Forest at home two weeks ago to move to 11-0 on the year. They are also 8-3 against the spread and 6-5 with the under.
The Tigers are among the best in the nation on both sides of the ball. The offense is putting up 45.9 points and 543.1 yards per game, while the defense is allowing 10.7 points and 238.2 yards per contest. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 2,575 yards and 27 touchdowns this year while Travis Etienne has rushed for 1,335 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tee Higgins is the leading receiver with 40 catches for 799 yards and eight touchdowns, while Isaiah Simmons is leading the defense with 74 tackles and five sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Gamecocks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, but 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in November.
The Tigers are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Clemson has won its last five against South Carolina while going 3-2 against the spread. The Gamecocks haven’t been able to slow down the Tigers offense over the years, giving up at least 34 in five straight. I’d expect more of the same today. Since the close call at UNC, Clemson has dominated and seems to be focused on each opponent. The Tigers should bring their best for their big rival. While South Carolina may be better than the average ACC squad, the Tigers are just that good on both sides of the ball. I don’t see SC being able to put up many points on this Clemson defense and I think Lawrence and company will score at will, even on the road.
College Football Week 14 Prediction: Clemson -27