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South Carolina Has Steamrolled Vandy

South Carolina starts their season facing the hapless Vanderbilt Commodores in a game that should have Gamecocks’ fans licking their lips. South Carolina has won their past seven meetings with Vandy, which includes a 19-10 victory last season in which they forced five turnovers.

  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the past nine games between South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
  • Vanderbilt is 2-14 SU in their past 10 games within the SEC.
  • South Carolina lost their final five road games last season.

South Carolina hired Will Muschamp after he spent last season as the defensive coordinator of Auburn. Muschamp and newly hired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper will first need to find a quarterback, which could go a long way to determining how this team plays throughout the season.

Vandy’s defense looked phenomenal last season under the guidance of head coach Derek Mason, but the question remains if the offense can keep up. The Commodores averaged just 15.2 points per game last season, but the offense is returning most of their key players this season and there is some hope that the team can improve with the ball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Vanderbilt Commodores were 4-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 23-21 result in favor of the Commodores. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vanderbilt Commodores sit at 4-8 (6-5-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the South Carolina Gamecocks are currently 3-9 (6-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Vanderbilt is 1-10-1 OU, and South Carolina is 4-7-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vanderbilt vs South Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vanderbilt Commodores rated this week at No. 101 and the South Carolina Gamecocks sitting at No. 97.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 15.17 PPG, against a South Carolina defense that ranks No. 71 this week at 27.5 PPG. The Vanderbilt aerial game is averaging 171.83 yards per game, less than the South Carolina Gamecocks secondary allows through the air, 212.42 YPG per game.

Defensively, the South Carolina Gamecocks feature the league's No. 114-rated road run defense, allowing 246.6 yards per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Deebo Samuel was good for 104 receiving yards in the Gamecocks's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 37-32 to the Gamecocks.

Ralph Webb tore up the turf for 149 rushing yards in the latest Commodores game, a 53-28 loss to the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

South Carolina at Mississippi State, Saturday, September 10th
Vanderbilt home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 10th