The Clemson Tigers (7-4) travel to face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-6) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia and televised on SECN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET.
Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
The Clemson Tigers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, Clemson cruised to 31-20 win over North Carolina. Clemson went into the 4th quarter leading by a score of 28-7. Cade Klubnik found the endzone in multiple ways against North Carolina, throwing for 219 yards and one touchdown in addition to rushing for one touchdown.
Clemson was favored by 7.5 heading into the game, giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. The under hit in the game, as the team’s combined for 51 with an over/under line of 59.5.
With a 7-4 record, the Clemson Tigers take on South Carolina. Their road record so far is (1-2) and at home (5-0).
So far, Clemson has been favored seven times and the underdog in one game. This has led to an ATS record of 5-3 and an average scoring differential of +9.3. Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Clemson’s games has been 51.6 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 51.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-5.
The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win
South Carolina’s defense deserves most of the credit in their most recent game, as the Gamecocks picked up a low-scoring 17-14 win over Kentucky. In the win vs. Kentucky, quarterback Spencer Rattler finished with a QB rating of 117.36 while completing 19 of 27 passes for 207 yards. He also ended the game with two touchdowns.
With an over/under line of 52 going into the game, the teams fell short of that number with 31 points. South Carolina covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites.
The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Clemson with a 5-6 record, including 0-5 on the road and 3-1 at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with Clemson, the Gamecocks have been favored in four games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 5-4. Through 11 games, the average over/under line in South Carolina’s games is 54.2 points. Their games have averaged a combined 55 points leading to an OU record of 3-6.
Clemson Offense Breakdown
The Tigers’ offense is set to face South Carolina while averaging 178.4 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 40th for rushing yards and 54th for passing yards, with an average of 236.8 yards per matchup. Overall, Clemson is putting up 30.4 points per game, which is 42nd nationally.
Cade Klubnik is Clemson’s top passer with 2480 passing yards. In addition, he’s 3rd on the team in rushing yards on his 99 attempts, amassing 142 yards. His overall completon percentage for the season is at 63.5%.
South Carolina Offense Breakdown
The Gamecocks’ offense is gearing up to take on Clemson, with an average of 91 rushing yards per game and an 3 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 123rd place for rushing yards and 16th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 293.1 yards per contest. South Carolina’s overall scoring average is at 27.7 points per game, placing them 56th rank nationally.
Spencer Rattler is the team’s passing leader, having thrown for 3074 yards. He has also added some production in the running game, ranking 3rd on the team in rushing yards. This season, he’s carried the ball 91 times for 86 yards, while maintaining a completion rate of 70.6%.
Clemson Team Defense
Clemson’s defense sits at 80th for points allowed, allowing 21.1 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 166.7 passing yards per game against them (21st nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 122.1 rushing yards, ranking them 43rd in college football.
South Carolina Team Defense
Looking at this week’s game, the South Carolina defense stands at 111th in points allowed, permitting 27.3 points on average per game. So far, opposing teams have managed 259.5 passing yards per game against them (153rd). On the ground, they’re conceding 147.7 rushing yards, ranking them 77th in college football.
Clemson vs South Carolina Trends
- Clemson’s ten most recent games vs. the spread has seen them go 5-5 against the spread.
- South Carolina is 5-5 in their last ten home games.
- In the three most recent times they were the underdog, South Carolina has put together an ATS record of 1-2.
- Over their last three games as the betting favorite, Clemson has an ATS record of 2-1.
As the road favorites with a point spread of -7, I’m backing Clemson to cover. Clemson’s offense was impressive against North Carolina, and I expect them to maintain that momentum in this week’s game against South Carolina.
I’m placing my bet on the over with the current over/under line at 52. Up to this point, games involving South Carolina have seen an average combined score of 55 points, and I expect this game to exceed 52.
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