South Carolina favored by 9 against Missouri on Saturday
Missouri Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
The Missouri Tigers go in search of their first SEC victory when they visit another Columbia to play the South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET CBS).
The 2-1 Tigers, coming off a non-conference win over Arizona State, are getting 10 points from the 3-0 'Cocks, who are ranked seventh in the latest AP poll.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Gamecocks as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gamecocks rated this week at No. 71 and the Tigers sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 55-38 result in favor of the Gamecocks this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense (38 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 66 at 23.7 PPG. The Gamecocks passing attack has averaged 262 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (196.7 YPG on average).
Missouri won its last outing, a 24-20 result against Arizona State on September 15. Missouri earned a push in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Tigers were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Sun Devils by a score of 24-20.
South Carolina was a 49-6 winner in its last match at home against UAB. They covered the 33-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 55 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. South Carolina cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 49-6 score against UAB at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Missouri is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri's last 7 games on the road
Missouri is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri at Central Florida, Saturday, September 29
South Carolina at Kentucky, Saturday, September 29