College football betting expectations are high for the South Carolina Gamecocks as they have a legitimate college football gambling shot at the Southeastern Conference title.
The 19th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks will host the 18th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks with a kickoff set for 7:05 PM Eastern on ESPN. Sports-Gambling opened with South Carolina as a 3 point home favorite.
Arkansas has a NCAA football gambling record of 6-2 straight up and 5-3 against the spread while going over the total 5 times. The Hogs are coming off a 49-14 home payout over Vanderbilt and have only lost to the top two teams in the SEC West; Alabama and Auburn.
Arkansas ranks 9th in the nation for total offense and 2nd in passing with quarterback Ryan Mallett, who has passed for 2449 yards this year. The defense has been better than expected and ranks 30th.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have a NCAA football wagering record of 6-2 straight up and 4-4 against the spread while going over the total 6 times. Defense is the strength of Carolina as they rank 26th for points allowed while the offense ranks in the middle of the pack.
Freshman Marcus Lattimore has been impressive with 722 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns while quarterback Stephen Garcia has 1904 yards passing and has been a little more consistent than his past 2 seasons although he will still make the occasional poor decision. If South Carolina can win out they will take the SEC East Division.
Arkansas has paid out in 7 of their last 8 SEC games and is 9-2 against the spread following a straight up win. Arkansas is also 8-3 against the spread versus teams with a winning record. South Carolina is 6-2 against the spread versus teams with a winning record but has failed to pay out in their last 4 games that follow a straight up win.
Arkansas has gone over the total in 6 of their last 8 games that follow a straight up win while South Carolina has gone over the total in 4 out of their last 5 SEC games. In this head to head college football betting series the favorite has covered 4 consecutive times though Arkansas has covered 7 of the last 9 meetings.