NCAA betting odds excitement is larger than ever for the South Carolina Gamecocks as they look to win their first SEC title ever with the NCAA betting lines.
The Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks will meet in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with a telecast on CBS set to begin at 4 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Auburn as a 5.5 point favorite.
These two teams met on September 25 of this season at Auburn as South Carolina had a 20-7 2nd quarter lead before the Tigers put on one of their patented comebacks to score a 35-27 college football betting win and payout as Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton rallied Auburn with 158 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and 176 yards rushing with 3 more TD’s to capture the attention of the nation from that point on.
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia passed for 235 yards and 3 TD’s but his fumbling caused coach Steve Spurrier to lose patience and pull him in the 4th quarter. Alshon Jeffery had 192 yards and 2 TD’s receiving in the loss for the Cocks.
South Carolina has a college football gambling record of 9-3 straight up and 7-5 against the spread and is peaking at the right time with blowout wins at Florida, at home against Troy, and last week at Clemson 29-7 heading into this matchup. USC ranks 25th for points allowed on defense and 27th for scoring offense.
The one area of concern is USC’s pass defense that ranks 100th in the nation. Garcia has passed for a 66% completion rate with 9.2 yards per attempt with an 18/9 TD/INT ratio while Marcus Lattimore has rushed for 1114 yards with 17 TD’s and Jeffery has 1351 yards receiving and 8 TD’s.
Auburn is coming off an epic 28-27 win over Alabama with the NCAA betting odds as they rallied from a 24-0 deficit.
Whatever is said about Newton it is never enough as he passed for 216 yards and 3 TD’s at Bama and has passed for 2254 yards for the season while rushing for 1336 yards. Auburn’s defense ranks 10th against the rush but 106th against the pass.