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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 12/29/2018 at 12:00 pm S CAROLINA (7-5) at  VIRGINIA (7-5)
All Matchups Game Center Bet Now Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
251S CAROLINA 53 32.6 27.2 7-5 7-5-0 7-5-0 162.8 277.4 440.2 194.5 230.8 425.3
252VIRGINIA +4 28.5 21.8 7-5 8-4-0 6-5-0 170.3 211.9 382.2 157.1 180.1 337.2
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Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
S CAROLINA
VIRGINIA -3 1
Average power rating of opponents played: VIRGINIA 34.1, S CAROLINA 38.6
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
S CAROLINA Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 0-0 2-0 9-5 0-0 2-0 8-6 0-0 1-1 9-5
in minor bowl games (played in December) 0-0 1-0 3-2 0-0 1-0 3-2 0-0 0-1 2-3
as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points 0-0 2-2 19-30 0-0 2-3 19-20 0-0 4-1 34-17
in all games 7-5 21-16 161-147 7-5 16-21 111-122 7-5 22-16 174-152
in all lined games 7-5 21-16 161-147 7-5 16-21 111-122 7-5 22-16 162-152
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 4-4 9-7 35-34 4-4 6-10 34-37 4-4 8-8 38-32
as a favorite 4-2 7-7 73-73 3-3 7-8 52-55 6-0 14-1 116-32
as a neutral field favorite 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0 5-3
as a neutral field favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 4-3
as a neutral field favorite of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-2
on a neutral field where the total is between 49.5 and 56 0-0 1-0 3-3 0-0 1-0 4-2 0-0 1-0 3-3
on a neutral field where the total is between 52.5 and 56 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1
against ACC opponents 1-0 2-2 21-17 1-0 3-1 13-19 0-1 1-3 18-20
when playing on a Saturday 7-5 18-15 142-136 7-5 14-20 98-106 7-5 20-14 153-143
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest 1-1 3-1 24-15 0-2 3-2 20-15 2-0 4-1 24-18
after playing a non-conference game 1-2 6-5 50-44 2-1 5-6 36-43 1-2 4-7 51-46
after playing 2 straight non-conference games 0-1 2-1 11-7 0-1 2-1 9-8 1-0 2-1 13-6
after a bye week 1-1 3-2 25-17 0-2 4-2 22-16 2-0 5-1 27-18
in games played on a grass field 6-4 17-15 149-138 7-3 15-17 104-113 6-4 19-14 161-144
in games played on a neutral field 0-0 3-0 11-7 0-0 3-0 11-7 0-0 2-1 12-6
in December games 0-1 1-1 3-4 0-1 1-1 4-3 1-0 1-1 3-4
in non-conference games 3-1 7-7 51-47 3-1 9-5 36-35 3-1 10-4 80-30
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-2 4-9 42-52 1-2 3-9 35-38 1-2 6-7 51-45
after having won 2 out of their last 3 games 4-2 9-8 50-47 4-2 9-9 47-34 2-4 10-8 62-40
after covering the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 1-0 3-1 24-26 1-0 3-2 22-18 0-1 3-2 27-24
after covering the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 1-1 3-3 26-26 1-1 3-4 21-17 1-1 5-2 29-25
after having won 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 2-0 7-3 39-43 2-0 7-4 39-36 0-2 5-6 47-40
after covering the spread in 4 out of their last 5 games 0-1 1-2 11-15 0-1 1-2 9-8 1-0 3-0 16-10
off a no-cover where the team won as a favorite 1-0 3-2 26-15 1-0 2-3 22-17 1-0 2-3 23-18
off a home no-cover where the team won as a favorite 1-0 3-2 22-11 1-0 2-3 18-14 1-0 2-3 18-15
off a home win by 17 points or more 1-1 2-2 29-25 2-0 2-2 21-27 0-2 1-3 29-27
off a home win 2-2 7-7 57-47 3-1 4-10 44-46 1-3 5-9 60-49
after allowing 14 points or less last game 1-1 1-4 52-41 1-1 2-4 36-35 0-2 1-5 52-47
after allowing 6 points or less last game 0-0 0-0 12-13 0-0 0-0 6-9 0-0 0-0 10-16
after allowing 9 points or less last game 1-0 1-0 22-19 1-0 2-0 15-15 0-1 1-1 21-22
after allowing 3 points or less in the first half last game 1-1 2-2 32-28 2-0 2-2 18-17 0-2 0-4 26-38
after a win by 17 or more points 1-2 2-4 37-33 2-1 2-4 26-32 0-3 1-5 36-36
after a win by 21 or more points 1-2 2-3 31-21 2-1 2-3 21-23 0-3 1-4 27-27
after leading in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 1-1 1-2 21-13 2-0 3-0 17-12 0-2 0-3 16-18
after leading in their previous game by 24 or more points at the half 1-1 1-1 6-2 2-0 2-0 3-3 0-2 0-2 3-5
after scoring 20 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 2-1 2-1 16-15 2-1 2-1 16-11 2-1 2-1 19-12
after scoring 24 points or more in the first half last game 2-1 4-2 22-13 3-0 4-2 18-13 0-3 1-5 19-16
after playing a game at home 3-3 9-11 87-79 3-3 6-13 59-65 3-3 10-10 90-85
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 3-1 9-6 72-70 2-2 7-8 52-57 4-0 10-5 73-77
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 3-3 9-10 84-75 4-2 6-14 66-67 1-5 7-13 93-74
when playing against a team with a winning record 4-2 11-7 78-69 4-2 7-10 59-59 2-4 6-12 51-98
after the first month of the season 5-4 15-11 111-102 5-4 13-13 83-80 5-4 15-12 108-113
in the second half of the season 4-2 10-8 73-69 4-2 11-8 59-54 4-2 12-7 69-79
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VIRGINIA Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 0-0 0-1 5-8 0-0 1-0 11-3 0-0 0-1 5-9
in minor bowl games (played in December) 0-0 0-1 4-7 0-0 1-0 10-2 0-0 0-1 5-7
as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points 4-1 7-4 38-35 2-3 4-7 25-43 2-3 4-7 23-50
in all games 8-4 19-18 152-162 6-5 16-19 106-127 7-5 15-22 169-160
in all lined games 8-4 19-18 152-162 6-5 16-19 106-127 7-5 15-22 159-159
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 5-2 12-8 42-44 5-2 12-8 39-47 3-4 10-10 40-47
as an underdog 4-1 13-11 85-75 2-3 10-14 62-84 2-3 7-17 48-114
as a neutral field underdog 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 6-1 0-0 0-0 2-5
as a neutral field underdog of 7 points or less 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 0-0 5-1 0-0 0-0 2-4
as a neutral field underdog of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 4-1 0-0 0-0 2-3
on a neutral field where the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-0 1-0 3-3 1-0 1-0 4-2 1-0 1-0 3-3
on a neutral field where the total is between 52.5 and 56 1-0 1-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 3-0
against SEC opponents 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 0-0 6-1 0-0 0-0 3-5
when playing on a Saturday 8-2 18-14 141-144 5-4 13-17 91-113 7-3 14-18 160-138
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest 1-0 2-2 23-24 0-1 2-2 21-19 1-0 2-2 26-23
after playing a conference game 3-4 7-15 95-106 4-3 11-11 71-78 4-3 6-16 97-109
after playing 2 straight conference games 3-2 6-12 71-77 2-3 8-10 52-60 4-1 5-13 66-85
after a bye week 1-0 2-2 26-27 0-1 2-2 22-23 1-0 2-2 29-26
in games played on a grass field 6-4 15-15 133-140 5-4 12-16 91-120 6-4 13-17 148-140
in games played on a neutral field 1-0 1-0 6-7 1-0 1-0 11-3 1-0 1-0 6-8
in December games 0-0 0-1 5-7 0-0 1-0 10-3 0-0 0-1 6-7
in non-conference games 3-1 8-5 50-50 2-1 6-5 47-30 3-1 7-6 64-49
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-1 5-6 50-57 2-0 7-4 39-40 0-2 2-9 52-58
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 0-1 4-3 38-37 1-0 3-4 29-32 0-1 2-5 37-40
after failing to cover the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 1-3 32-27 0-0 2-2 19-22 0-0 0-4 29-32
after having lost 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 2-3 22-18 0-0 3-2 15-18 0-0 1-4 17-23
off an upset loss to a conference rival as a favorite 0-1 1-2 14-14 1-0 2-1 7-12 1-0 2-1 20-10
off a loss against a conference rival 1-2 4-10 49-49 2-1 7-7 35-42 2-1 3-11 46-55
off 2 straight losses against conference rivals 0-0 2-6 19-19 0-0 4-4 17-17 0-0 1-7 12-27
off a road loss against a conference rival 1-1 3-4 30-30 1-1 4-3 20-26 1-1 2-5 31-30
off an extremely close loss by 3 points or less to a conference rival 0-1 0-1 4-5 1-0 1-0 2-5 0-1 0-1 5-5
off a close loss by 7 points or less to a conference rival 0-1 0-3 13-18 1-0 2-1 11-12 0-1 0-3 17-15
off 2 straight close losses by 7 points or less to a conference rival 0-0 0-1 3-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-1 3-2
off an upset loss as a favorite 0-1 2-2 20-19 1-0 2-2 11-19 1-0 2-2 28-15
off an upset loss as a road favorite 0-0 1-0 9-8 0-0 1-0 3-6 0-0 1-0 14-4
off a road loss 2-1 6-4 42-36 2-1 6-4 30-32 2-1 4-6 44-37
off 2 consecutive road losses 0-0 1-1 8-3 0-0 1-1 4-7 0-0 1-1 7-4
off an extremely close road loss by 3 points or less 0-1 1-1 7-3 1-0 2-0 4-3 0-1 1-1 8-3
off 2 consecutive road losses by 7 points or less 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
after a loss by 3 or less points 0-1 1-1 9-7 1-0 2-0 4-9 0-1 1-1 13-6
after 2 straight losses by 3 or less points 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
after a loss by 6 or less points 1-1 2-1 17-14 2-0 3-0 9-14 1-1 2-1 22-12
after 2 straight losses by 6 or less points 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0
after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game 0-0 1-1 27-31 0-0 2-0 17-21 0-0 1-1 30-32
after playing their last game on the road 3-1 8-6 63-69 3-1 9-5 46-49 3-1 6-8 77-58
after a 2 game road trip 0-0 1-1 17-11 0-0 1-1 10-14 0-0 1-1 17-11
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 2-1 7-8 74-80 2-1 7-8 46-66 2-1 4-11 77-85
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 2-2 9-10 73-65 3-1 10-9 53-57 3-1 6-13 71-76
after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-0 4-6 31-30 0-0 5-5 26-27 0-0 2-8 24-38
when playing against a team with a winning record 4-1 10-9 74-88 2-3 9-10 68-72 3-2 7-12 62-102
after the first month of the season 4-4 10-15 102-124 5-3 12-13 81-97 4-4 8-17 106-125
in the second half of the season 3-3 6-13 74-86 4-2 10-9 58-71 3-3 4-15 67-95
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
S CAROLINA Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
All 7-5 0.05 7-5 7-5 32.583 17.417 440.167 6.379 1.583 27.167 15.5 425.25 5.595 1.25
Last 3 Games 2-1 0 2-1 2-1 37.333 25.667 528.667 7.275 1.667 22.667 11.333 446 5.767 2
Road Games 2-3 0.05 4-1 3-2 32.2 18.4 470.2 6.66 1.8 34.6 21.4 499.8 6.066 1.2
Grass 6-4 0.1 6-4 7-3 34.4 18.6 442.7 6.482 1.2 28.8 14.8 449.2 5.811 1.2
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
VIRGINIA Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 1-2 -3.35 1-2 3-0 34.333 15 405 6.429 1.667 29.333 14 370.667 5.295 1.667
Grass 6-4 -0.05 6-4 5-4 28.1 14 374 5.727 1.4 21 9.9 329.5 5.238 1.6
All 7-5 -0.05 8-4 6-5 28.5 15.583 382.167 5.895 1.5 21.75 11.667 337.167 5.352 1.583
Home Games 5-1 2.2 4-2 2-3 29 16.333 364.5 5.71 1.333 16.167 9 297.333 5.097 2
S CAROLINA Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 32.6 17.4 22.4 25.65 35-163 (4.6) 21-34 63.1% 277.4 (8.2) 69-440 6.4 13.5
Opponents Defensive Avg. 26.6 13.8 20.5 29.69 38-167 (4.4) 19-30 61.2% 227.3 (7.5) 68-394 5.8 14.8
Offense Road Games 32.2 18.4 22.6 25.78 36-157 (4.3) 22-34 62.8% 313.2 (9.1) 71-470 6.7 14.6
Defense (All Games) 27.2 15.5 25.2 34.35 43-195 (4.5) 20-33 61.4% 230.8 (7.1) 76-425 5.6 15.7
Opponents Offensive Avg. 26.6 13.8 20.5 29.69 38-167 (4.4) 19-30 61.2% 227.3 (7.5) 68-394 5.8 14.8
Defense Road Games 34.6 21.4 29.2 34.22 49-248 (5) 21-33 63.3% 251.4 (7.6) 82-500 6.1 14.4
VIRGINIA Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 28.5 15.6 20.7 31.61 38-170 (4.5) 17-27 63% 211.9 (7.8) 65-382 5.9 13.4
Opponents Defensive Avg. 30.9 16.4 21.1 30.17 40-196 (4.9) 18-30 58.5% 220.7 (7.4) 70-417 6 13.5
Offense Road Games 29 16.3 20.5 32.93 40-186 (4.7) 15-24 63% 178.3 (7.3) 64-365 5.7 12.6
Defense (All Games) 21.8 11.7 16.8 28.12 35-157 (4.5) 15-28 53.6% 180.1 (6.5) 63-337 5.4 15.5
Opponents Offensive Avg. 30.9 16.4 21.1 30.17 40-196 (4.9) 18-30 58.5% 220.7 (7.4) 70-417 6 13.5
Defense Road Games 16.2 9 14.8 26.53 31-129 (4.2) 15-28 52.7% 168.3 (6.1) 58-297 5.1 18.4
S CAROLINA Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1 0.6 1.6 -0.3 13-6 43.9% 2-0 42.9% 3-63 (20.3) 1-8 (7.9) 6-54
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.3 14-5 37.8% 2-1 45.1% 2-42 (20.5) 10-1 (8) 7-55
Stats For (Road Games) 1.2 0.6 1.8 -0.6 14-6 44.1% 2-1 50% 3-77 (22.5) 1-5 (8) 8-58
Stats Against (All Games) 0.5 0.8 1.3 0 14-5 36.4% 2-1 52.6% 1-31 (22) 1-7 (7) 7-61
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.8 0.7 1.5 0 13-5 38.9% 1-1 53.6% 2-32 (20.2) 13-1 (9.1) 6-53
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.4 0.8 1.2 0 14-6 40.8% 2-2 75% 2-51 (23) 1-3 (3.2) 7-61
VIRGINIA Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.8 0.8 1.5 0.1 13-6 47.4% 1-0 58.3% 3-68 (25.4) 3-18 (6.5) 5-42
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.8 1.6 1.8 14-6 42% 2-1 55.5% 3-55 (20.7) 0-2 (0) 6-48
Stats For (Home Games) 1.2 0.2 1.3 0.7 13-6 49.3% 1-1 50% 3-71 (28.2) 3-7 (2.6) 4-35
Stats Against (All Games) 1.3 0.3 1.6 0 14-6 41.7% 2-1 47.4% 2-45 (23.3) 1-4 (3.2) 6-53
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.9 0.7 1.6 0 14-6 40% 2-1 50.2% 2-52 (21.9) 14-1 (10.2) 5-53
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.7 0.3 2 0 12-4 32.9% 2-1 50% 2-45 (20.8) 1-1 (2.3) 6-52
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
S CAROLINA Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
12/01/2018 AKRON 28-3 W -28 W 56.5 U 38-185 14-27-199 2 40-82 19-39-178 2
11/24/2018 @CLEMSON 35-56 L 25 L 58.5 O 55-351 27-37-393 0 25-90 32-50-510 0
11/17/2018 UT-CHATTANOOGA 49-9 W -31 W 49.5 O 42-238 29-36-364 0 24-78 18-37-256 3
11/10/2018 @FLORIDA 31-35 L 6.5 L 55 O 62-367 15-21-161 0 36-147 18-28-239 1
11/03/2018 @OLE MISS 48-44 W 2 W 69 O 50-237 31-48-379 0 37-147 22-32-363 3
10/27/2018 TENNESSEE 27-24 W -10.5 W 53 U 40-224 11-16-152 1 34-144 27-39-207 0
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VIRGINIA Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
11/23/2018 @VIRGINIA TECH 31-34 L -5.5 L 49.5 O 45-254 14-34-199 3 38-164 14-29-259 2
11/17/2018 @GEORGIA TECH 27-30 L 6 L 51.5 O 52-268 1-8-37 2 33-130 22-28-273 1
11/10/2018 LIBERTY 45-24 W -25 W 57.5 O 39-221 14-22-168 1 44-205 15-27-149 0
11/02/2018 PITTSBURGH 13-23 L -7 L 45 U 26-44 17-24-205 0 42-254 7-14-61 3
10/27/2018 N CAROLINA 31-21 W -8 W 51 O 44-208 18-27-217 0 22-66 22-38-271 5
10/20/2018 @DUKE 28-14 W 6.5 W 45.5 U 27-58 23-42-262 3 44-178 21-34-198 3
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VIRGINIA games 50% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (14-14)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VIRGINIA games 46.5% of the time since 1992. (126-145)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in S CAROLINA games 50% of the time since 1992. (133-133)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in S CAROLINA games 48.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VIRGINIA games 53.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VIRGINIA games 49.5% of the time since 1992. (107-109)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in S CAROLINA games 46.9% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-17)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in S CAROLINA games 47.5% of the time since 1992. (95-105)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
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