College football regular round schedule is slowly coming to an end, and this Saturday we will have a very important game for the national rankings when Tennessee vs South Carolina meet each other.
The Volunteers had already put aside their loss to Georgia, with a 24-66 defeat of Missouri to keep their hopes to go to the playoffs alive. Meanwhile, the Gamecocks were defeated on their visit to Florida, falling 6-38 to the Gators.
Without further ado, at JefeBet we bring you the preview of the Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks game.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Tennessee vs South Carolina College Football Game on November 19 2022
- Where: Williams-Brice Stadium – Columbia, South Carolina.
- When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 7:00 PM E.T.
Odds provided by BetMGM.
Betting on the Tennessee Volunteers
- Season record: 9-1.
- Spread: -21.5.
- Moneyline from BetMGM: (-2000).
- Over/Under: 66.5
The Volunteers need to close the season with two solid wins to try to convince the postseason committee that they deserve a spot among the four teams that will contend for the national title.
To do so, they will have to put all their hopes on quarterback Hendon Hooker, a Heisman Trophy candidate with 2,888 yards through the air, 24 touchdowns and only two interceptions during the season. This has contributed to Tennessee leading the nation in average points per game with 47.4, and in total yards per engagement with 543.7.
The Volunteers’ problem comes from the defensive side, where they have not put up solid numbers, but rather more than enough to keep plays at bay thanks to the great attack play of the offense. While they rank 37th in the nation allowing 21.9 points per game, their best performance happens when they are defending the ground attack, ranking 11th after conceding 104.6 yards per commitment.
Betting on the South Carolina Gamecocks
- Season record: 6-4.
- Spread: +21.5.
- Moneyline from BetMGM: (+1000).
- Over/Under: 66.5
With their minds set on closing out the season in the best way possible and on earning a Bowl invitation, the Gamecocks host a Tennessee team that will be going all out to punish them from the very start.
South Carolina should play its best defensive game of the season when it faces a Volunteers team has the lead in the nation in offense. The catch is that they are coming off a loss against Florida, and that they are allowing 26.2 points per game to rank 70th in the nation. If they want to have a chance, they must try to stop the aerial play of their opponents, taking into account that this is their main defensive strength.
On their offense side, things are not looking much better. In two of the last three games, the Gamecocks have not scored more than 10 points, and while Tennessee’s defense is not one of the strongest in the league, South Carolina ranks 67th in the league in points per game at 28.6.
South Carolina has a 4-2 record at home this season, but Tennessee has been a true juggernaut this campaign, and it needs to defeat its rivals to keep their national championship hopes alive.
The team has the desire, the offense and the talent to make it happen, just as it has an opponent that has struggled to defend all season and that has very little chance of coming out unscathed in a matchup against an rival that has scored more than 50 points five times this year.