South Carolina vs Mizzou Betting
This game opened off the board early in the week, with South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw’s status unknown, but quickly showed up with the home team chalked by 2.5 points.
Shaw injured his knee in the Gamecocks’ loss at Tennessee last week. Coach Steve Spurrier hadn’t ruled Shaw out of the Missouri game to start the week, but didn’t seem overly optimistic either. If Shaw can’t go, Dylan Thompson, a capable backup, will get the start.
Missouri also is expected to start its backup quarterback, Maty Mauk, who led the undefeated Tigers to a win over Florida last week. Mauk is playing in place of injured starter James Franklin.
South Carolina won last season’s meeting, 31-10.
The Tigers have covered the spread in five of their last six home games.
The Tigers currently sport a record of 7-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-0 ATS. The Gamecocks are 5-2 and 2-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers post a 5-2 over under record this season, while the Gamecocks have gone 4-3 against the number.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 18-rated Gamecocks taking on the No. 30-rated Tigers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 39-27 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
South Carolina lost its last outing, a 23-21 result against Tennessee on October 19. South Carolina failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Mike Davis tore up the turf for 137 rushing yards in the latest Gamecocks game, a 23-21 loss to the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Henry Josey ran through the Florida defense for 136 yards in Missouri's last game, handing the Gators a 36-17 setback on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 44.29 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 22.71 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 279 yards per game, more than the Gamecocks secondary allows through the air, 199.29 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Gamecocks feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 165 yards per game. Missouri, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.
A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Missouri is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
Missouri is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Missouri is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Carolina at Mississippi State, Saturday, November 2nd
Missouri at Tennessee, Saturday, November 2nd