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Clemson South Carolina Betting Preview

In the Palmetto State rivalry 10-1 Clemson, winner of its last seven games, takes on 9-2 South Carolina Saturday night at Death Valley (7 pm ET, ESPN).

In early wagering on this game the Tigers, who have lost the last three games in this series, were favored by four points over the Gamecocks, themselves riding a three-game winning streak.

South Carolina is 5-1 ATS in the past 6 meetings with Clemson.

View South Carolina vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 4-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. The over under line was sitting near 61.5 at Bovada earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 25 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 35. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 50-44 result in favor of the Tigers this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Clemson's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 44.6 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 17.5 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 332 yards per game, more than the Gamecocks secondary allows through the air, 194.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Gamecocks own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 132.2 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 47 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

South Carolina was a 24-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved.

Clemson won its last outing, a 62-48 result against North Carolina State on November 17. Clemson failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite, while the 110 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tajh Boyd's 426-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Clemson earned a 62-48 win over North Carolina State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Clemson
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Clemson is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against South Carolina
Clemson is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing South Carolina