South Carolina Gamecocks at Missouri Tigers: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 278 ViewsOn 10/20/2013 08:06 PM in NCAA Football
The South Carolina Gamecocks are considered one of the best teams in the SCE, but after an upset loss against the Tennessee Volunteers they have many people second guessing that prediction. Meanwhile the Missouri Tigers are cruising up the latest college football rankings as they continue to impress week after week. This week when these two teams meet on the gridiron something has to give.
South Carolina Gamecocks at Missouri Tigers Odds
The college football odds for this game will be interesting to watch. Months ago if this line was placed, the Gamecocks would be clear cut favorites, but now the Tigers should be the favorites. Watch this line adjust up to kick off as heavy action will be moving on this big SEC game.
The loss to Tennessee was crucial for more than one reason for the Gamecocks. The loss may have proved doubly painful for South Carolina, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Quarterback Connor Shaw left the game after being sacked by Marlon Walls and Daniel McCullers with less than five minutes remaining. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said afterward that Shaw had a sprained knee.
Tennessee got into field-goal range on a spectacular 39-yard catch by freshman Marquez North, who snared the ball with his left hand at the South Carolina 26 while being closely covered by cornerback Ahmad Christian down the left sideline. Four consecutive runs by Marlin Lane got the Vols to the South Carolina 2 and set up the field goal.
Palardy celebrated his game-winning kick by racing to join his teammates on the sideline closest to the Tennessee locker room, where they gathered to celebrate at about the 15-yard line. They later ran to the other side of the field to celebrate with Tennessee's band and students. Tennessee coach Butch Jones chest-bumped athletic director Dave Hart on his way off the field. That shows just how big of a win that it is for this team.
The college football betting trends for this game reveal that the home team has the edge going into this game. The Tigers are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 against the number when facing a team with a winning record.
South Carolina Gamecocks at Missouri Tigers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.