Game Preview - Midshipmen underdogs vs Gamecocks at South Carolina
Navy Midshipmen vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Midshipmen on Saturday when they take on the Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in Week 3 action.
This season the Gamecocks are 2-0 overall and 1-1 ATS against the number, while the Midshipmen are 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. As for the totals, South Carolina is 2-0 on the OU, and Navy is 2-0.
Betting Line: The Gamecocks are listed as 17.5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Gamecocks and the No. 84-ranked Midshipmen, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 61-47 result in favor of the Midshipmen.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's #4-ranked offense, averaging 50.5 PPG, against a Midshipmen defense that ranks #30 this week at 15.5 PPG. The Gamecocks aerial game is averaging 136.5 yards per game, less than the Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 148 YPG per game.
Navy won its last outing, a 40-14 result against Western Kentucky on September 10. Navy covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 54 combined points took the game OVER the total.
South Carolina was a 45-42 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (87) made winners of OVER bettors.
Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Midshipmen at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Navy is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Navy is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Navy's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
South Carolina is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of South Carolina's last 13 games
Navy home to Air Force, Saturday, October 1
South Carolina home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, September 24