The Gamecocks are just over a field goal college football betting favorite. PapaJohns.com Bowl betting could see the underdog Huskies get some action in this game. South Carolina is laying 4.5 points and that might be too many. Connecticut ended the college football betting season strongly including a last second win against South Florida. "I think the win (over Notre Dame) gave us confidence and more momentum for Syracuse and then gave us the momentum going into South Florida," coach Randy Edsall said. "Coming back there at the end (against South Florida) ... that was just the resiliency and resolve of kids never quitting during the year. They knew how to overcome adversity with everything else they'd been in."
Connecticut is led by running back Jordan Todman who had 1,201 yards rushing this season. Andre Dixon was good as well as he had 988 yards. The Huskies have very little passing game so they will need to run it well to win in PapaJohns.com Bowl betting.
PapaJohns.com Bowl betting shows that South Carolina did not play well down the stretch, losing three of their last four games. The South Carolina offense struggled again this season as they were next to last in the SEC. The Gamecocks seem inspired to play this bowl game though. "We're fired up to be here," head coach Steve Spurrier said, "We're probably a lot like (UConn). We have a bunch of young guys who are looking forward to trying to improve this month and trying to play our very best Jan. 2."
Connecticut comes into PapaJohns.com Bowl betting as a good underdog. They are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. In fact, Connecticut has simply been good all the way around as they are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 college football betting games overall.
PapaJohns.com Bowl betting indicates that South Carolina has played well against teams with winning records as they are 4-0 ATS in their last four games vs. a team with a winning record.
Looking at the PapaJohns.com Bowl betting total we see that the last seven Connecticut games have gone over the college football betting total. Seven of the last ten South Carolina games against non-conference opponents have gone under.