[7:17 PM] #18 Tennessee @ South Carolina

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#18 Tennessee: Wins By 15+ Points

Any Other Result


Current odds:

Tennessee (-14.5): (TBD)

South Carolina (+14.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have South Carolina as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Tennessee to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Tennessee by 15 points.

Tennessee needed a week off after enduring one of the toughest two-game stretches any team in the country will see this season and is hoping the time off reinvigorated the players. The 18th-ranked Volunteers will try to avoid a third consecutive loss and stay in the race for the SEC East crown when they visit South Carolina on Saturday.

The Volunteers’ hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoff are now a big longshot, though if they manage to win out and Florida loses another game they will get another shot at Alabama in the SEC championship game. Tennessee is fighting through a slew of injuries but still has quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who is looking to bounce back after throwing a pair of interceptions in the loss at Texas A&M and being held to 92 yards and no touchdowns through the air by Alabama. Dobbs passed for 255 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 win over South Carolina last season that was part of a six-game winning streak to end the season following a loss to Alabama.

The Gamecocks spent the first half of the season trying to settle on one quarterback and may have finally found their man in Jake Bentley. The freshman made his first appearance against Massachusetts last week and completed 17-of-26 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win as South Carolina managed more than 20 points for the first time this season. Perry Orth and Brandon McIlwain each started three games before the Gamecocks abandoned their plans to redshirt Bentley.

Tennessee has taken three straight in the series, and the last four meetings were decided by a total of 11 points.

Gamecocks freshman RB Rico Dowdle, who made his debut on Oct. 1, found the end zone in each of the last two games.

Volunteers RB Alvin Kamara (knee) will not be available.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 5/10

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