|Written by John Bower|
|Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:38|
An ACC vs SEC conference battle will take place on Saturday evening between two teams that have gone 9-2 on the season when the #17 Clemson Tigers look to rebound from a loss last week vs NC State when they meet the #12 South Carolina Gamecocks at 7:45pm EST. Clemson vs South Carolina odds in Vegas and at online sportsbooks have listed the Gamecocks as 3.5-point home favorites in college football picks for week 13 vs the Tigers while the over/under betting total has been listed at 49 for the game that can be live on ESPN or online at ESPN3 from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Bookmakers also favor South Carolina -170 on the money line while Clemson would return +150 on a $100 wager for the road upset.
The Clemson Tigers heading into Saturday night's match-up having a two loss season and also going 6-2 in the ACC conference. The Tigers had won eight straight games but fell on the road to Georgia Tech 17-31 on October 29th before having another road loss to North Carolina State last week. Clemson simply couldn't get any momentum going scoring only one touchdown in the 13-37 loss. Bookmakers had actually listed the Tigers as 6.5-point road favorites in college football picks but the squad lost outright to fall to 7-4 ATS on the season. Sophomore QB Tajh Boyd threw 21/34 for 238-yards but failed to find the end-zone and also had 2-interceptions with a fumble in the loss while the RB tandem of Junior Andre Ellington Freshman D.J.Howard combined for only 41-yards on 10-carries with no touchdowns. Although the Tigers have offensive woes to deal with in today's ACC vs SEC match-up, betting trends for Clemson vs South Carolina odds have Dabo Sunney's squad 6-2 when playing at William-Brice Stadium.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have also lost two games this year falling to Auburn and Arkansas but have a two game winning streak heading into tonight's game after defeating Florida and the Citadel last week. Head coach Steve Spurrier's team easily handled the Bulldogs last Saturday in a 41-20 win but couldn't cover the spread as 39-point favorites in college football picks to go 5-6 ATS on the season. Sophomore QB Conner Shaw threw 16/18 for 217-yards with three TD's and 1-interception in the win vs the Citadel while Freshman RB Brandon Wilds had 109-yards on 20-carries adding two more touchdowns. The defense has played up to their potential lately holding the Bulldogs to only 249-total yards last week and will need to have a similar performance if they are to pull off the win at home as 3.5-point favorites in today's ACC vs SEC battle. Heading into Clemson vs South Carolina odds, the Gamecocks have gone 5-1 this season when playing at home while the total has gone UNDER in six of their last nine games.
College Football Picks - Week 13: UNDER 49
Clemson Tigers (9-2 SU, 7-4 ATS) at South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2 SU, 5-6 ATS)
|Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:47|