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South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
Date & Time Saturday October 17, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 44
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CFB | Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday in SEC college football action.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-4 this season after losing their last two games. The South Carolina offense is averaging 20.7 points and 341.7 yards per game and they have turned the ball over seven times. Perry Orth is back at QB for South Carolina and he has completed just 49.3 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Top running back Brandon Wilds is questionable for the Gamecocks after missing the last three games and Pharoh Cooper is the top receiver with 33 catches. Defensively South Carolina is allowing 29 points and 428 yards per game with six interceptions, a fumble recovery, and 10 sacks. Skai Moore leads the Gamecocks defense with 58 tackles, Isaiah Johnson has 35 tackles, and T.J. Gurley has 27 tackles. South Carolina will look to rally over the second half of the season as Head Coach Steve Spurrier has announced his retirement effective immediately.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-3 this season after winning two of their last three games. The Vandy offense is averaging 21.2 points and 412.4 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 11 times. Johnny McCrary leads the Vanderbilt offense completing 58.4 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ralph Webb is Vandy’s top rushing option with 437 yards and three touchdowns and Trent Sherfield is the leading receiver with 34 catches. The Vandy defense is allowing 18.4 points and 320.8 yards per game with two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and nine sacks. Zach Cunningham is Vanderbilt’s leading tackler with 35, Oren Burks has 28, and Darreon Herring has 24 tackles. Vandy is looking for their first SEC win this season.

South Carolina is 4-9 against the spread following a loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four SEC games. Vanderbilt is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine SEC games. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of their last eight meetings of these two.

Vandy is tough defensively and a team with poor QB like South Carolina is going to struggle so I have to take the points. 

Vanderbilt Commodores +3.5

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