A top 20 matchup in the SEC is worth making a college football bet on this Saturday night as 18th-ranked South Carolina hosts 17th-ranked Arkansas.
The game will be on ESPN and it should be a great one. South Carolina is a 3-point favorite in college football betting at the Sbg sportsbook with the total on the game listed at 58.5.
South Carolina is trying to go unbeaten at home this season but to do that they will have to stop Ryan Mallett and the Razorbacks. It will not be easy, especially since the Gamecocks don’t have to win this game to win the SEC East. The division is likely to come down to next week’s game against Florida.
The Gamecocks will be without starting cornerback Chris Culliver who suffered a torn pectoral muscle last Saturday. The Gamecocks have not been very good against the pass anyway but the loss of Culliver sure doesn’t help with Ryan Mallett and the Arkansas offense coming to town. The Razorbacks have a big injury of their own as leading wide receiver Greg Childs is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Over the Total
With neither team playing much defense this should be a high scoring game on ESPN. If you are making a college football bet on a total you want to bet the over because you want to cheer for points. It is not fun to cheer for defense. This game on Saturday night should be fun to watch. The Gamecocks have freshman running back Marcus Lattimore while the Razorbacks have Ryan Mallett who leads the SEC in passing. The Over is 6-1 in the Razorbacks last 7 conference games. The Over is 5-1 in the Gamecocks last 6 games overall.
Looking at the rest of the numbers we see that the Razorbacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Razorbacks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Razorbacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Gamecocks are 3-7 against the college football betting number in their last 10 games as a favorite. The Razorbacks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings against South Carolina.