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Vanderbilt vs South Carolina 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Carolina Gamecocks (5-3) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (3-5)
November 5, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +7.5 / South Carolina Gamecocks -7.5; Over/Under: 49.5
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and South Carolina Gamecocks clash Saturday in week 10 SEC college football action at FirstBank Stadium. The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Vanderbilt Commodores look to snap a 4-game losing streak.

The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost 5 of their last 6 road games. Spencer Rattler is completing 64 percent of his passes for 1,637 yards, 5 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Antwane Wells Jr. and Jalen Brooks have combined for 804 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Austin Stogner has 17 receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 127.5 yards per contest, and MarShawn Lloyd leads the way with 556 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 24.6 points and 364.9 yards per game. Nick Emmanwori leads the South Carolina Gamecocks with 51 tackles, Tonka Hemingway has 3 sacks and Marcellas Dial has 2 interceptions.

The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost 2 of their last 3 home games. AJ Swann is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,068 yards, 8 touchdowns and 1 interception. Will Sheppard and Jayden McGowan have combined for 916 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Ray Davis has 21 receptions. The Vanderbilt Commodores ground game is averaging 139.4 yards per contest, and Davis leads the way with 564 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Vanderbilt is allowing 36.6 points and 470.5 yards per game. Anfernee Orji leads the Vanderbilt Commodores with 83 tackles, Christian James has 2 sacks and De’Rickey Wright has 3 interceptions.

The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 conference games. The Commodores are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Gamecocks last 12 road games. The over is 4-1 in Commodores last 5 home games. The Gamecocks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The South Carolina Gamecocks should be favored because they’re the more talented team, but I’m not thrilled to lay more than a touchdown with them on the road. Truth is, as bad as Vanderbilt is, South Carolina isn’t much better with an offense that has issues finishing drives and a defense that’s 95th against the run. Also, Vanderbilt has had a brutal schedule over the last month, so some grace should be thrown their way. At home, give me the free touchdown.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +7.5

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