South Carolina at Virginia Belk Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Bank of America Stadium
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Bank of America Stadium to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 3.5 point favorites. The Gamecocks have an ATS record of 7-5-0 while their over/under record is 7-5-0. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-5-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/02/18 LB Bryson Allen-Williams Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
12/02/18 DL Keir Thomas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
12/02/18 WR Randrecous Davis Groin is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
12/02/18 WR Shi Smith Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
12/02/18 RB Ty'Son Williams Hand is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
11/27/18 DL Aaron Sterling Ankle is out for season
11/27/18 DL D.J. Wonnum Ankle is out for season
11/27/18 DL Daniel Fennell ACL is out for season
11/05/18 DB Jamyest Williams Shoulder is out for season
11/05/18 DB Javon Charleston Foot is out for season
09/26/18 WR OrTre Smith Knee is out for season
09/10/18 OL Jovaughn Gwyn Foot is out for season
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 Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
12/02/18 OL Gerrik Vollmer Knee is questionable Saturday vs South Carolina
11/08/18 LB Malcolm Cook Hernia is out for season
11/06/18 DE Mandy Alonso Lower Body is out for season
09/24/18 DL John Kirven Retired is out indefinitely
09/24/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 40th in Division 1 in points scored with 391. They have run 826 plays this season for 5,290 yards, which ranks them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Gamecocks average 6.4 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 269 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Carolina has run for 1,960 yards as a team, which ranks 72nd in the country. They've run 422 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 77 times for 647 yards so far this season, which has them 52nd in the nation in penalties. Jake Bentley has thrown for 2,754 yards this season. He has completed 209 passes on 322 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.1. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
South Carolina is 63rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 326. They have surrendered a total of 5,158 yards on D, which is 88th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are ranked 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 240 passes on 391 attempts against the South Carolina Gamecocks defense this season, placing them 95th and 79th in the country. The South Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 2,770 yards through the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 517 attempts for 2,389 yards this year, putting them in 98th place in D-1 against the run. The Gamecocks have committed 82 penalties for 736 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Carolina is ranked 109th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 95 punt return yards and average 7.9 yards per return, which is 79th in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 752 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Gamecocks average 20 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,137. The South Carolina Gamecocks have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 13, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. South Carolina Gamecocks kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 46 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,763 yards on 40 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 9th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cavaliers have run for 2,044 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in the nation. They've run 451 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 56 times for 498 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 342. They have run 778 plays this year for 4,586 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Cavaliers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 248 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Perkins has completed 203 throws while attempting 318 passes for a completion percentage of 63.8%. He has passed for 2,472 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.3.
The Virginia Cavaliers rush defense has given up 422 attempts for 1,885 yards this season, putting them in 53rd place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 632 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in Division 1. Virginia is 30th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 262. They have given up a total of 4,046 yards on D, which is 23rd in the nation. The Cavaliers are 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 179 throws on 334 attempts against the Virginia defense this season, ranking them 10th and 23rd in the country. The Virginia Cavaliers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,161 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 22 field goals this year and made 16, which is 44th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 41 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,978 yards on 48 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 67th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia is 4th in the country in punt returns with 34. They've totaled 216 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 814 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 25 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,616.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -3.5
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