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South Carolina GamecocksMississippi State Bulldogs
Oct 15, 12:20 PM | Grass of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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Week 7 action on Saturday will see the Bulldogs looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Gamecocks visit Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

This season the Bulldogs are 3-3 overall and 1-5 ATS against the number, while the Gamecocks are 5-1 and 3-3 ATS. As for the totals, Mississippi State is 2-4 on the OU, and South Carolina is 3-3.

View South Carolina vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Bulldogs as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bulldogs sit at No. 91 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Gamecocks are at No. 36 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Gamecocks will win this game 41-31.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi State's No. 78-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 27 at 20.3 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 201.3 yards per game, more than the Gamecocks give up through the air (128.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Gamecocks own the league's No. 38-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 136.5 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

South Carolina was a 54-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They covered the 20.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 21-3 winner as they battled UAB on the road. Mississippi State failed to cover in the match as a 20-point favorite, while 24 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Gamecocks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi State
South Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games
Mississippi State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Mississippi State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
South Carolina at Tennessee, Saturday, October 29
Mississippi State at Kentucky, Saturday, October 29

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