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Capital One Bowl: South Carolina vs Nebraska Odds

Nebraska CornhuskersSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Jan 2, 1:00 PM | Grass of Florida Citrus Bowl

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

9-3TEAM RECORD10-2

Nebraska expected more in 2011, but will have to settle for a matchup with South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.

Their first season in the Big Ten puts them in line to continue a trend favoring that conference. The Big Ten has won 5 of the past 7 Capital One Bowls against their SEC foes.

View Nebraska vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Capital One Bowl Betting Line: South Carolina opened as 1-point favorites, a number that had already climbed at Bovada within a few days. The total was to set at 48 at shops such as BetOnline.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 30.1 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 22.8 PPG. The Gamecocks aerial game is averaging 177.4 yards per game, less than the Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 189.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 180.8 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 20-7 result against Iowa on November 25. Nebraska covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 34-13 winner at home against Clemson. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in January are 4-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 0-10

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in January are 2-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When favored at home are 8-2

A few Cornhuskers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Nebraska is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
South Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of South Carolina's last 10 games