Blazers open as underdog vs Gamecocks
UAB Blazers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
Williams-Brice Stadium will feature Gamecocks vs. Blazers on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.
Supporters of the Blazers have seen them go 0-1 and 0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Gamecocks are at 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 1-1, while the Blazers are 1-0.
Betting Line: If you're going with the Gamecocks in this one, they're listed as 33.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 75-rated Gamecocks and the No. 104-rated Blazers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 49-18 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 54-ranked offense (32.5 PPG) against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 109 at 39 PPG. The Gamecocks passing attack has averaged 232 yards per game, more than the Blazers give up through the air (191 YPG on average).
UAB was a 39-29 loser in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (68) made winners of OVER bettors. In UAB's last outing, Jonathan Perry threw for 317 yards in a losing cause against the Trojans, 39-29 at Legion Field.
In their last action, South Carolina was a 48-10 winner at home against East Carolina. They covered the 21-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In South Carolina's last outing, Dylan Thompson threw for 330 yards to lead the Gamecocks over East Carolina 48-10 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 9-1
A few Blazers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
UAB is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
UAB is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of South Carolina's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of South Carolina's last 13 games
UAB at Ohio State, Saturday, September 22
South Carolina home to Missouri, Saturday, September 22