Razorbacks visit Gamecocks in Week 11 NCAAF clash
Arkansas Razorbacks vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The NCAA football rivalry weekend betting menu features an SEC clash between South Carolina and Arkansas on Saturday, with the host Gamecocks staring at a 2-9 ATS run against the Razorbacks.
They battle the Razorbacks, currently with a 4-5 mark (2-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-3 for the Gamecocks and 5-3 for the Razorbacks.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Razorbacks in this one found them as 15.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet, but the number had been bet down several points. The over under number was sitting at 52.5 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Gamecocks sit at No. 50 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Razorbacks are at No. 94 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Gamecocks will win this game 40-23.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 45-ranked offense (32 PPG) against a Razorbacks defense that ranks No. 78 at 29.1 PPG. The Gamecocks passing attack has averaged 227 yards per game, less than the Razorbacks give up through the air (292.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Razorbacks feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 129 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 71 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 19-15 winner as they battled Tulsa at home. Arkansas failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 34 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dennis Johnson went over the 100-yard mark (109) in his team's latest effort as Arkansas defeated Tulsa by a score of 19-15 on Saturday.
In their last action, South Carolina was a 38-35 winner at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Connor Shaw's 356-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as South Carolina earned a 38-35 win over Tennessee on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Razorbacks at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas's last 6 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arkansas's last 11 games on the road
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Carolina is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing Arkansas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games
Arkansas at Mississippi State, Saturday, November 17
South Carolina home to Wofford, Saturday, November 17