The South Carolina Gamecocks would like nothing more than to ruin their in-state rival’s postseason plans when they host in-state rival Clemson in Week 13. The longtime rivals will throw down at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 26, live on ESPN.
South Carolina Gamecocks Vs Clemson Tigers Odds
What: South Carolina Gamecocks (6-5) at No. 3 Clemson Tigers (10-1)
When: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium
Stadium: Clemson, SC
Spread: Clemson -24
Moneyline: South Carolina +1400 vs Clemson -2500
Game Total: 50
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: South Carolina vs Clemson
Why Bet The South Carolina Gamecocks to bet the Clemson Tigers
South Carolina has won four of their last five games including their 44-31 win over Western Carolina this past weekend. Running back Rico Dowdle led the way to victory by rushing for 226 yards and two scores on 21 carries.
On the year, South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has passed for 989 yards and six touchdowns while Dowdle has rushed for a team-high 684 yards and six scores.
The Gamecocks are averaging a modest 20.3 points per game offensively to rank a discouraging 118th nationally but limit the opposition to just 22.0 points per game to rank 26th in points allowed.
Why Bet The Clemson Tigers to beat the South Carolina Gamecocks
Clemson bounced back from their Week 11 loss to Pittsburgh to beat Wake Forest 35-13 this past weekend as running back Wayne Gallman rushed for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22 carries.
For the season, gifted quarterback Deshaun Watson has passed for 3,279 yards with 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while Gallman has rushed for a team-high 831 yards and 13 scores.
The Tigers average 38.5 points per game to rank 18th in scoring while limiting the opposition to 17.9 points per game defensively to rank 12th nationally in points allowed.
South Carolina Vs Clemson Final Score Prediction
I like Clemson to really challenge Alabama for the national championship after falling just short last season, but I don’t see the Tigers beating the Gamecocks by whopping 25 points to cover the spread in this affair.
I know the Gamecocks re offensively-challenged, but they’re also 7-1 ATS in their last eight against their ACC rivals and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
While Clemson has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record, the Tigers are also just 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games in the month of November.
South Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. The Gamecocks cover the spread in a losing effort.