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The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-5) host the Missouri Tigers (2-3) Saturday in an SEC showdown at Williams-Brice Stadium. The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Missouri-South Carolina college football betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Missouri at South Carolina:Betting odds, spread andlines
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 3:40 p.m. ET.
- Money line : Missouri -228 (bet $228 to win $100) | South Carolina +185 (bet $100 to win $185)
- Against the spread/ATS : Missouri -6 (-110) | South Carolina +6 (-110)
- Over/Under : 57.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Missouri at South Carolina: Three things to know
- The last time Missouri played was on Halloween and the Tigers were blown out 41-17 by Florida. Missouri’s last game against Georgia was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on its roster. This is the first game Missouri has been favored in all season and the Tigers are 3-2 against the spread this year.
- South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp and promoted offensive coordinator Mike Bobo to interim head coach following a 59-42 loss at Ole Miss Nov. 14. It was the Gamecocks’ third consecutive loss, both outright and against the spread.
- The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak against the Gamecocks last season with a 34-14 win in which they covered the spread as 10.5-point home favorites. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings and the Under is 7-1 in the last eight contests.
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Missouri at South Carolina: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Missouri 38, South Carolina 35
Money line (ML)
I know this last week has been a little chaotic for the South Carolina program but no way this Missouri team should be more than a 2-to-1 favorite on the road against a conference opponent.
Missouri has been smoked in both of its road games this season. Also, South Carolina’s change in head coach could give it a boost at home. Based on what I’ve seen, +185 isn’t juicy enough to take the home dog. PASS.
Against the spread (ATS)
Let’s fade the line movement and TAKE SOUTH CAROLINA +6 (-110) for 1 unit. There’s split action on each side in this game (51% of the money is on Missouri and 51% of the bets are on South Carolina), according to Pregame.com.
Hopefully, the promotion of the offensive coordinator to head coach will improve a South Carolina passing game that’s been underwhelming this season. South Carolina senior QB Collin Hill should have some clean pockets with Missouri having a couple of defensive line starters listed on the injury report.
Also, Missouri hasn’t played in three weeks and the Tigers could’ve used the reps because they didn’t look good in their last game.
Defense was Will Muschamp’s calling card but South Carolina’s defense has been trash all season. It’s pretty much what led to the firing. South Carolina has given up 30-plus points in five games and its Over/Under record is 5-2 O/U.
The Gamecocks rank 111th in opponent’s passing yards per game and 109th in opponent’s completion percentage. Missouri’s passing attack has been surprisingly good as it ranks 42nd in passing yards and 12th in completion percentage. GIMME OVER 57.5 (-110) for 1 unit.
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