The Thanksgiving Weekend is loaded with rivalries and great matchups and one takes place at Williams Brice Stadium when the Clemson Tigers visit the South Carolina Gamecocks in a matchup of two teams in the top 10.
Clemson is ranked No. 6 and has a record of 10-1 SU and 6-5 ATS, while South Carolina is ranked No. 10 with a record of 9-2 SU and 5-6 ATS. The line at Bovada has the Gamecocks favored by 5.5 points with the point total on 58 for the over/under.
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Last year the two played in Clemson and South Carolina was able to upset Clemson 27-17 as a road dog of 6.5 points. South Carolina is 4-0 SU and ATS over the last four games head to head with Clemson.
In the past five Clemson games, the OVER is 4-1. South Carolina has a record of 6-1 ATS over its past seven games against opponents from the ACC.
Despite being blown out by Florida State, Clemson has enjoyed an excellent season. Tajh Boyd at quarterback is the leader of the Tigers. He is averaging over 9.4 yards per touch on offensive and has a 67% completion rate. He has 3,248 yards passing and 27 touchdown passes. Boyd has also scored eight rushing touchdowns.
South Carolina lost in Week 8 to Tennessee and since they have been impressive. They defeated Missouri on the road, Florida and Mississippi State at home and then routed Coastal Carolina last weekend 70-10.
Connor Shaw the South Carolina quarterback has thrown 20 touchdown passes and only one interception. Mike Davis is the workhorse running and has gained 1113 yards with 10 touchdowns.
The Gamecocks are ranked No. 10 overall on offense, and No. 19 overall on defense, making them a very well balanced team on both sides of the ball.
South Carolina has won as well as covered the past four games against Clemson. That means the seniors on Clemson have not beaten the Gamecocks in their career. The defense for South Carolina has been the game changer in the past four games against Clemson
The Gamecocks do not turn the ball over often and can control the clock with their running game. Playing at home also gives them a point or two on the spread.
The UNDER in the past six Clemson games is 5-1 after they scored over 40 points in the previous game. Overall, the OVER is 4-1 in the past 5 games for Clemson. In Clemson’s past five games versus SEC opponents the UNDER is 4-1.
Pick: South Carolina 24-21