Vanderbilt at South Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The South Carolina Gamecocks host the Vanderbilt Commodores at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread. The Commodores have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0.
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Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
10/22/17 FB Bailey McElwain Foot is "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
10/22/17 OL Cory Helms Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/22/17 OL Zack Bailey Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/22/17 OL Malik Young Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/22/17 DB Tavyn Jackson Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/22/17 WR Terry Googer Head is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/16/17 RB Rico Dowdle Leg out indefinitely
10/08/17 TE K.C. Crosby Fibula out for season
09/25/17 LB Bryson Allen-Williams Shoulder out for season
09/16/17 WR Deebo Samuel Leg out for season
09/03/15 WR Jerad Washington Leg out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Vanderbilt Commodores have run for 653 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in college football. They've run 197 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Commodores have been penalized on offense 35 times for 294 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 109th in the nation in points scored with 157. They have run 404 plays this season for 2,084 yards, which ranks them 87th in Division 1 in total offense. The Commodores average 5.2 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 96 1st downs this year, placing them 127th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Shurmur averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 101 passes on 184 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.6. He has thrown for 1,331 yards this season.
The Commodores rush defense has allowed 305 attempts for 1,723 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. Vanderbilt has committed 49 penalties for 332 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in college football. They are 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 212. They have surrendered a total of 2,916 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Commodores are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 102 passes on 182 attempts against the Vanderbilt Commodores defense this season, placing them 11th and 12th in Division 1. The Vanderbilt pass defense has also given up a total of 1,193 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Vanderbilt Commodores have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 1, which is 128th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 20%. Vanderbilt Commodores kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,775 yards on 46 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 117th in Division 1 in punting average. Vanderbilt is ranked 102nd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 71 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 47th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 355 yards on special teams, ranking 86th in kick return yardage. The Commodores average 22 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,510.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks are 96th in the country in points scored with 176. They have run 428 plays this year for 2,372 yards, which ranks them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 77th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 787 yards as a unit, which ranks 120th in college football. They've run 214 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. South Carolina has been penalized on offense 31 times for 228 yards so far this year, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. Jake Bentley has passed for 1,585 yards this year. He's completed 129 throws while attempting 212 passes for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.6. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
South Carolina is 29th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 135. They have given up a total of 2,620 yards on D, which is 50th in D-1. The Gamecocks are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 148 throws on 238 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, ranking them 98th and 84th in the nation. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,626 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 267 attempts for 994 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. The Gamecocks have had 35 penalties for 229 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is 49th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 107 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 465 yards on special teams, which puts them 36th in kick return yardage. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 25 yards per kick return and they are 107th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,944. The Gamecocks have tried 17 field goals this year and made 8, which is 64th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 47%. South Carolina kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,264 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 35th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Commodores +7.5
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