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South Carolina GamecocksTennessee Volunteers
Oct 29, 7:15 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Gamecocks travelling to Tennessee on Saturday to face the Volunteers.

The Volunteers are 3-4 so far on the season, and 3-3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 3-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Tennessee go 3-3-1 and the Gamecocks go 3-4 on the totals.

View South Carolina vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Volunteers in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 27-rated Volunteers and the No. 23-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-25 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 76-ranked offense (25.1 PPG) against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 18 at 19.1 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 261 yards per game, more than the Gamecocks give up through the air (133.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Gamecocks feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 134.7 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 111 in rushing offense at home.

South Carolina was a 14-12 winner in its last match on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 26 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 37-6 loser as they battled Alabama on the road. Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 30-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Gamecocks at Volunteers trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games on the road
Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against South Carolina
Tennessee is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 12 games at home
Tennessee is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
South Carolina at Arkansas, Saturday, November 5
Tennessee home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, November 5