Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks, who have lost two games in a row, look to right their ship when they host the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday afternoon in Columbia (noon ET, ESPN).
The Gamecocks, now 4-2 in SEC play after getting flogged by Florida, were early 14-point favorites over the Vols, who are winless in conference.
Betting Line: South Carolina were sitting as 14-point favorites earlier in the week at . The total was hovering around 55 at BetOnline Friday.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 37-rated Gamecocks and the No. 62-rated Volunteers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 44-30 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 51-ranked offense (31.2 PPG) against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 99 at 33.3 PPG. The Gamecocks passing attack has averaged 210 yards per game, less than the Volunteers give up through the air (258.9 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Volunteers feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 178 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.
Tennessee was a 44-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors. Tennessee was hammered in its last outing, as Alabama ran up a 44-13 score against them at Neyland Stadium.
South Carolina was a 44-11 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. South Carolina was hammered in its last outing, as Florida ran up a 44-11 score against them at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 1-9
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Volunteers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing South Carolina
Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of South Carolina's last 13 games at home
Tennessee home to Troy, Saturday, November 3
South Carolina home to Arkansas, Saturday, November 10