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Massachusetts Minutemen vs South Carolina Gamecocks Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen travelling to South Carolina on Saturday to face the Gamecocks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Carolina Gamecocks were sitting as -21-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 21-7 win for the Gamecocks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

South Carolina will face the 1-6 Massachusetts Minutemen, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-5 so far this season while the Minutemen are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and South Carolina vs Massachusetts injuries news.

The South Carolina Gamecocks sit at No. 86 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are at No. 108 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits South Carolina's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 14 PPG, against a Massachusetts defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 33.29 PPG. The South Carolina aerial game is averaging 212.17 yards per game, less than the Massachusetts Minutemen secondary allows through the air, 261.57 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Massachusetts Minutemen own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 190.5 yards per game when on the road. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 122 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Massachusetts didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as LA Tech blasted them 56-28 in Week 7 action.

In their last game, the Gamecocks were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 28-14 score against Georgia.

Betting Trends
  • Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Massachusetts's last 12 games
  • Massachusetts is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • South Carolina is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 6 games
  • South Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts home to Wagner, Saturday, October 29th
South Carolina home to Tennessee, Saturday, October 29th