The fourth-ranked Clemson Tigers will look to take another step toward finishing with their third straight one-loss record and identical third consecutive appearance in the four-team College Football Playoff when they hit the road to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 115th edition of their long and storied rivalry of the Palmetto Bowl.
Week 13’s college football line favors Clemson by two touchdowns over South Carolina. The two will square off live from Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET with this matchup airing on ESPN2.
Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Line & Expert Pick
Clemson Tigers (10-1) at South Carolina Gamecocks (8-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium
Stream: Watch ESPN
Odds: Clemson -14
Bet Clemson Because…
Clemson will look to take another step toward securing their spot in the playoffs when after trashing the overmatched Citadel in their 61-3 Week 12 rout last weekend after quarterback Kelly Bryant tossed three touchdown passes and backups Hunter Johnson and Zerrick Cooper both added one TD pass apiece in relief. Running back Travis Etienne added two scoring runs on just eight carries in a contest that saw the Tigers hit the half up 38-0.
Bet South Carolina Because…
South Carolina has won two straight and five of six and will look to improve their big-time bowl game hopes by pulling off the huge upset after laying a 31-10 smackdown on tiny Wofford last weekend. Quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 194 yards and one touchdown while adding two rushing scores to lead the way to victory. The Gamecocks added two interceptions and a fumble recovery in the dominating win.
Clemson vs South Carolina Expert Pick
While Clemson has gone a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five games against their SEC rivals, South Carolina has gone a solid 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five home dates against their longtime in-state rivals in this series.
Clemson has won three straight in this series, including an emphatic 56-7 blowout at home last season, but guess what? This isn’t last season people! Deshaun Watson is gone and South Carolina is a lot better this year. The Gamecocks haven’t lost a game this season by more than 14 points and I don’t expect them to in this contest either. I’m taking the points in my pocket and rolling with the 53 percent of public bettors that like the Gamecocks to cover and you should too!