South Carolina at Vanderbilt College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Vanderbilt Stadium is the venue for the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 3.5 point favorites. The Commodores are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. The Gamecocks are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
09/10/18 DL D.J. Wonnum Ankle is out indefinitely
09/10/18 OL Jovaughn Gwyn Foot is out for season
08/31/18 WR Chad Terrell Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 DL Jesus Gibbs Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 OL Wyatt Campbell Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DB Tavyn Jackson Medical is out indefinitely
08/11/18 RB Caleb Kinlaw Knee is out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/08/18 TE Turner Cockrell Medical is out indefinitely
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Carolina Gamecocks have run for 321 yards as a unit, which ranks 111th in the nation. They've run 57 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 12 times for 139 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 102nd in Division 1 in points scored with 66. They have run 140 plays this year for 897 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The Gamecocks average 6.4 yards per play, which is 43rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 51 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. Jake Bentley has completed 52 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 68.4%. He has passed for 519 yards this year. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 142.2.
The Gamecocks rush defense has given up 90 attempts for 402 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 83 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in Division 1. South Carolina is 44th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 56. They have given up a total of 716 yards on D, which is 18th in the nation. The Gamecocks are 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 37 attempts against the South Carolina Gamecocks defense this season, ranking them 5th and 1st in the country. The South Carolina pass defense has also surrendered a total of 314 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Commodores are 62nd in Division 1 in points scored with 93. They have run 197 plays this season for 1,235 yards, which ranks them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Vanderbilt Commodores average 6.3 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this year, placing them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Vanderbilt has run for 469 yards as a team, which ranks 83rd in the country. They've run 103 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Commodores have been penalized on offense 18 times for 153 yards so far this season, which has them 74th in the nation in penalties. Kyle Shurmur has thrown for 754 yards this season. He has completed 59 passes on 92 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.7. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Vanderbilt is 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 39. They have surrendered a total of 924 yards on D, which is 41st in Division 1. The Commodores are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 62 passes on 101 attempts against the Vanderbilt defense this season, placing them 96th and 89th in the country. The Vanderbilt Commodores pass defense has also given up a total of 529 yards through the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 109 attempts for 395 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. The Commodores have committed 18 penalties for 170 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 74th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -3.5
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