Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina Gamecocks (3-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -16 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday in Knoxville in SEC college football action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4 this season and are coming off of a dominating win over Kentucky last Saturday. The Tennessee offense is averaging 36.1 points and 424.1 yards per game and they have turned the ball over eight times. Vols QB Joshua Dobbs is completing 58.5 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions and he has rushed for 438 yards and seven touchdowns. Jalen Hurd is Tennessee’s top rusher with 725 yards and nine touchdowns and Josh Malone leads in receptions with 23. The Volunteer defense is allowing 24.2 points and 403.4 yards with six interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and 16 sacks. Jalen Reeves-Maybin has 73 tackles, Brian Randolph has 51 tackles, and Derek Barnett has 41 tackles and five sacks. Tennessee played perhaps their best game of the year last week.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are 3-5 this season as they continue to watch their bowl hopes fade. The South Carolina offense is averaging 21.4 points and 364.9 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 11 times. Gamecocks QB Perry Orth has struggled completed 54.3 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and six interceptions. Brandon Wilds is back in action in the USC backfield averaging 5.6 yards per carry and Pharoh Cooper leads in receptions with 44 and four touchdowns. The South Carolina defense is allowing 27.4 points and 430.5 yards per game with nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks. Skai Moore leads the Gamecocks with 83 tackles and four interceptions, Isaiah Johnson has 54 tackles, and T.J. Gurley has 38 tackles. South Carolina put up a solid effort last week at Texas A&M and could have turned a corner even if it still might be too late.
Tennessee is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 6-14-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. South Carolina is 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they rushed for more than 200 yards. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I like the way South Carolina played last week and getting this generous points spread I look for them to cover in Knoxville.