In an SEC matchup that may look more like a war than a football game, the No. 3 South Carolina Gamecocks take on the No. 9 Louisiana State Tigers on Saturday night. The game in Tiger Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 PM ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
South Carolina is coming off of an impressive victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, 35-7. At one point in the fourth quarter, they were up 35-0, before giving up one meaningless touchdown to the dogs. The Gamecocks held a 392-224 edge in total yards, and a 230-115 edge in rushing yards. The team has won ten straight games, a school record. They are ranked 9th, 11th, and 4th in running, total, and scoring defense. Start your NCAA Football Wagers on 3 South Carolina vs. 9 LSU Game.
LSU is coming off of a loss on the road to the Florida Gators, 14-6. In that one, the Tigers could manage just two field goals and no touchdowns. They went scoreless in the second half of the game as Florida scored 14 points. LSU suffered a 22-8 deficit in first downs, and 176-42 deficit in rushing yards. The Gators also held onto the ball for fifteen more minutes than LSU. Over their last two games, they have scored just 9 ppg. They are ranked 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 3rd in passing, total, scoring, and passing efficiency defense.
South Carolina is 7-1 ATS recently. Louisiana State is 12-5 ATS as of late, and 10-2 ATS in the SEC. They are, however, just 6-17 ATS as home favorites when facing an SEC opponent. Check the College Football Betting odds for 3 South Carolina vs. 9 LSU Game.
In their last three meetings, in 2003, 2007, and 2008, the Tigers held edges in rushing yards of 263-0, 270-17, and 164-39. LSU won all three of those meetings, and covered as a 2 point favorite in ’08 and a 4 point favorite in ’03. In 2007, as a 17 ½ point favorite, they won but failed to cover.
For this Saturday night’s game, the Tigers are a 3 point home favorite from sbgglobal.eu’s sports betting odds. The over/under is set at 40 ½ points.
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