The Tigers (4-1 SU, 1-3 ATS) loss means they will more than likely need to win out in SEC play to get a chance to play in the SEC Championship game. After last week, the Gamecocks are now 2-0-1 ATS against the closing NCAA line so far in SEC play.
LSU has now played three straight games over the ‘total’ off of the college football gambling odds, a continuation of last year’s team that saw the majority of its games combine to go over the ‘total’. Last week against Florida, star RB Charles Scott was held to only 35 rushing yards on 12 carries and QB Jarrett Lee threw two interceptions in the blowout loss.
In last year’s game against the Gamecocks, the Tigers were 17.5-point favorites, but a late Gamecock touchdown cut the score to 28-16 ultimately handing the Tigers the NCAA betting loss. The Tigers have yet to record a winning season ATS against the NCAA odds in SEC play since Les Miles took over in 2005.
The Gamecocks (5-2 SU, 3-2-1 ATS) have now played two games over the ‘total’ for college football bettors after playing their first four games under the ‘total’. After seemingly securing the starting job last week, QB Chris Smelley completed only 9-of-23 passes for 105 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
The effort saw him once again relinquish the starting job to Stephen Garcia who went on to complete 10-of-14 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in the crucial road victory. The Gamecocks start almost assures Steve Spurrier of his fourth straight SEC NCAA football wagering winning season since he took over South Carolina back in 2005.
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