These two SEC teams will take center stage on ESPN’s Thursday Night Football telecast and kickoff from Dudley Field is set for 7:30 PM. HC Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks will be hoping to avenge last year’s 17-6 defeat at home as 13-point favorites, one of the worst games they played in 2007.
One week into the season and Spurrier already has a quarterback controversy on his hands. Starting QB Tommy Beecher threw four interceptions before getting injured in the 3rd quarter of South Carolina’s game against NC State last week.
Sophomore QB Chris Smelley went a perfect 5/5 for 92 yards and two scores, which finally gave the Gamecocks the ability to pull away from the Wolfpack in their 34-0 victory. The football betting odds went up on South Carolina all week, as they went from -11.5 up to -14 at close, so plenty of NCAA football betting fans were quite happy with the final result.
‘Over’ bettors weren’t nearly as fortunate, as the game never threatened the ‘total’ of 43. It’s not often that SEC teams are underdogs in non-conference play, especially against non-BCS schools, but that was the case for Vandy last week.
Miami (OH) was favored by 3.5-points over the Commodores according to the closing NCAA football betting line, but Vanderbilt made a mockery of it, thrashing the Redhawks by a 34-13 final count. The 21-point victory provided an easy ‘W’ for football betting fans backing Vandy. Senior QB Chris Nickson had an excellent outing, racking up 277 total yards and three scores.
The 47 combined points was enough to push the game over the ‘total’ that was set at 39. Oddsmakers have set South Carolina as 9.5-point road favorites in this SEC Eastern division scuffle, with a ‘total’ set at 41. Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook is your home for all of your football betting needs, whether it be spread, moneyline, or ‘total’ wagering.
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