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South Carolina Hosts Auburn Saturday in SEC Battle Betting Odds, Predictions

Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks NCAA Football betting preview, odds and picks

To begin with, Gus Malzahn and Will Muschamp are like cats.  They are coaches that have nine lives.  Malzahn is always one game away from being fired by Auburn.  While South Carolina can’t afford to fire Will Muschamp.  Last Saturday Muschamp’s Gamecocks scored an impressive College football betting win at Vanderbilt.  Saturday also saw Auburn barely beat Arkansas.  Just when you think Malzahn and Muschamp are done they surprise.  And then they’ll come right back to lose inexplicable games.  One thing does seem certain.  Neither Auburn nor South Carolina is a serious contender.

Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Information

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time: Noon ET
Location: Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
TV Coverage: SEC or ESPN

Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Odds

Auburn -3 (-120) 49½ (-110) -160
South Carolina +3 (EV) 49½ (-110) +140
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Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks CashBet Wagering Analysis

Gambling action on this sportsbook matchup should be fairly even.  Auburn has more of a national reputation.  However, everyone knows of their erratic play.  South Carolina has become increasingly difficult for gamblers to have faith in.  Squares avoid them like the plague.  Cause by the Gamecocks not being a serious contender for several years.

War Eagle Hangs by Thread

Overall Auburn is 2-1 straight up but 1-2 vs. the odds with two games under.  War Eagle is coming off a 30-28 home win over Arkansas.  However, the Tigers failed to cover as 13.5-point betting on college football chalk.  Over the total of 46.5 was a winning ticket.  Auburn ranks 62nd for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed.  Of great concern is a rushing offense ranked 57th in the country.  Gus Malzahn’s 2013 offense was touted as recreating football.  Late on that’s hardly been the case.

Anders Carlson kicked a 39-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to avert disaster.  His kick followed a highly controversial replay review.  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix fumbled the snap.  And his clock stop spike appeared to be a lateral.  Fortunately for the Tigers the whistleblow made it irrelevant.

Auburn barely outgained Arkansas 446-437.  On the whole freshman back Tank Bigsby finally gave the Tigers reliable running.  Bigsby rushed for 146 yards on 20 carries.  It was the first sign of life for Malzahn’s zone-read this season.

Gamecocks Off Best Performance of Season

South Carolina is coming off a 41-7 payout at Vanderbilt as 14.5-point chalk.  Over the total of 41.0 won as well.  Now South Carolina is 1-2 straight up, 2-0-1 vs. the odds, and 3-0 over the total.  Carolina ranks 38th for scoring offense and 27th for points allowed.  Will Muschamp is well regarded for his defensive mind.  So far, it’s paying dividends for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina dominated Vanderbilt 485-249 in total yards.  Namely, Kevin Harris had a breakout game for the Gamecocks.  The sophomore back ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.  Senior quarterback Collin Hill completed 16 of 24 for 196 yards.

Auburn Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks Against the Spread

Encompassing Auburn’s bet on NCAAF value issues is a mark of 4-5 vs. the line in away games.  Auburn has gone under the total in 12 of their last 18 SEC games.  So too has Auburn covered five of their last seven against South Carolina.  And then five of the last six in this series went over.  Late results have the Tigers covering their last two trips to South Carolina.  Two of the last three in this series at Williams Brice Stadium went over.

Auburn Tigers At South Carolina Gamecocks CashBet Free Pick  

On this occasion, South Carolina may catch additional Betting on NCAAF handle.  Last week’s results were far more impressive for the Gamecocks.  This is where Auburn may bring superior value. Correlate their playing on the road and off a shaky performance.  Oddsmakers are likely to cut the price.  Following that will be sharps that swoop in.

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