Auburn Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (-3)
Williams-Brice Stadium is the venue where Collin Hill and the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) will play the Auburn Tigers (2-1) on Saturday. Auburn opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 50.
In their last outing, the Auburn Tigers went up against the Arkansas Razorbacks and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-28. Bo Nix went 17/28 with 187 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tank Bigsby led the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 146 yards on 20 carries which gave him an average of 7.3 yards per run. Anthony Schwartz was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this outing.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Auburn Tigers are averaging 21.7 points per contest. As a unit they maintain an average of 129.7 yards in the run game ranking them 57th in the country. The Tigers have attained 986 yards in total this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Auburn has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. The Tigers sit in 33rd in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 22.7 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 3.7 yards per rush and 155.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. During the season, they have conceded 466 yards via the ground game in 3 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 797 yards which has them ranked 48th in college football. Over the course of their 3 games played, they have relinquished 265.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.6%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 421.0 yards per outing which puts them 59th in Division 1.
For his career, Nix has thrown for a total of 3,139 yards with 20 TD's and 7 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 123 times for a total of 385 yds. His QB rating is 124.3 with a TD percentage of 4.2% and an interception percentage of 1.5%. He is passing for 196.2 yards per game. Bo Nix has connected on 271 of his attempted career 472 tosses for a completion percentage of 57.4%.
In the last game they played, the South Carolina Gamecocks went up against the Vanderbilt Commodores and went home with the win by a score of 41-7. Kevin Harris led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 88 yards and he added 2 TD's for this contest. He rushed for 171 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Nick Muse was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 17.0 yards per catch for that contest. Collin Hill went 16/24 with 196 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Gamecocks rank 38th in Division 1 scoring 30.7 points per contest. During the season so far, the Gamecocks have earned 698 passing yards in addition to an average of 232.7 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 44th in the country. They have an average of 165.0 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 495 yards for the season. The South Carolina Gamecocks maintain an average of 397.7 yards per outing which has them sitting 48th in Division 1. The Gamecocks are giving up 25.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 39th in the nation. Overall, they have conceded 76 points in total. South Carolina has allowed a total of 289 yards via the ground game (96.3 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 234.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 43rd in the nation.
Hill has passed for 26 touchdowns while tossing 12 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 4.8% and his interception rate is 2.2%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 24 yds on 85 attempts. He is averaging 191.5 passing yards per game with a 134.7 quarterback rating. In the 21 games in his collegiate career, Collin Hill has connected on 332 of 543 attempts for 4,021 yds.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +3
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