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LSU vs South Carolina Odds Preview

In another monster clash in the SEC 6-0 South Carolina, coming off a romp over Georgia, visits Death Valley to take on just-beaten LSU Saturday night (8 pm ET, ESPN).

The Gamecocks, now No. 3 in the rankings, were early three-point underdogs vs. the 5-1 Tigers, who just lost a tough game at Florida.

South Carolina is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road, but has lost four straight to LSU. The Tigers are also 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home, a tough task for any team. [ Bet on  LSU vs South Carolina and get the best underdog line at Bovada +3, -105 ]

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Betting Line: The home team opened as 4-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. The over under was being held around 38.5 in what oddsmakers anticipate will be a low-scoring defensive slugfest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 36 and the Gamecocks at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 49-44 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 42-ranked offense (33.5 PPG) against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 4 at 10.5 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 195.7 yards per game, more than the Gamecocks give up through the air (194.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Gamecocks feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 91 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 35-7 winner at home against Georgia. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Georgia was unable to contain Marcus Lattimore in its last action Saturday and the result was a 35-7 Week 6 loss against the Gamecocks.

Last time out for LSU, they were a 14-6 loser as they battled Florida on the road. LSU failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 20 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers suffered a Week 6 loss against Florida in their last game, falling 14-6 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
South Carolina is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing LSU
LSU is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
LSU is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
LSU4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
LSU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
South Carolina at Florida, Saturday, October 20
LSU at Texas A&M, Saturday, October 20