Missouri Tigers (3-4) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (5-2)
October 29, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -4.5 / Missouri Tigers +4.5; Over/Under: +47.5
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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers meet Saturday in a week 9 SEC college football action from Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Missouri Tigers will look to build on their 17-14 win over Vanderbilt last time out to climb to 3-4 on the year. Brady Cook has thrown for 1,428 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 65.3% passing while Cody Schrader and Nathaniel Peat have combined for 750 rushing yards with Schrader logging 4 scores. Dominic Lovett leads Missouri with 35 catches for 511 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. On defense, Ty’Ron Hopper has a team-high 44 total tackles including 37 solo tackles and a pair of sacks and Missouri’s defense has 13 sacks and 6 interceptions as a whole this season.
The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to build on their 30-24 win over Texas A&M last time out for their fourth straight win, improving to 5-2 in the process. Spencer Rattler has thrown for 1,466 yards, 5 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 63.6% passing while MarShawn Lloyd’s rushed for a team-high 526 yards and 9 touchdowns. Antwane Wells Jr. has a team-high 412 receiving yards and 30 receptions while Jalen Brooks has 335 receiving yards for the Gamecocks as well this season. On defense, Nick Emmanwori has a team-high 43 total tackles including 34 solo tackles while South Carolina’s defensive unit has combined for 10 sacks and 9 interceptions this season.
Missouri is 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. South Carolina is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 conference games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win.
I get the case to be made for the Tigers in this one, but the problem is that the offense has been practically non-existent for much of the year, scoring 17 or less in four of their last six games and 22 or less in five of the six and frankly, the Tigers were lucky to get out with a win against Vanderbilt. South Carolina had their moments against Texas A&M, but all of a sudden, the Gamecocks have won four in a row and are looking pretty good. All in all, I’d need more points to consider the Tigers here so I’ll lay the points with South Carolina here.