Bet On NCAA Football – Tigers Aim To Maul Gamecocks

College Footbal PicksThose looking to bet on NCAA football this weekend will have a great matchup to wager on in the SEC as two programs are looking to show they belong with the big boys like Alabama and Florida. South Carolina heads to Auburn for a tough road game against the Tigers, and the winner will have a top-10 place in their sights.

South Carolina Auburn Betting – Saturday, September 25th, 7:45 PM ET

The No.12 Gamecocks (3-0) got the job done in a 38-19 win over Furman, but to be honest, the scoreline should have been a lot higher in favor of South Carolina. Stephen Garcia was 13-of-20 for 150 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw a couple of picks on the day. The Gamecocks got another solid game from freshman running back Marcus Lattimore, who had 19 carries for 97 yards, and they’ll probably look for him a lot against the Tigers. But there are a couple of worries for online football betting players looking to back South Carolina, namely, their passing defense: they’re 101st in the nation in that category, and they gave up 274 yards against Furman.

The No.17 Tigers (3-0) fell behind 17-0, managed a field goal by halftime, then fought back to tie it up before a 39-yard field goal gave them a 27-24 overtime win at home over Clemson in a battle of the Tigers. Cam Newton was 7-of-14 for 203 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of picks, while running 17 times for 68 yards for Auburn, who had 221 yards on the ground. Newton is still obviously still a work in progress when it comes to passing, but his scrambling ability buys him time, and his passing will improve throughout the year. Those who make NFL picks will have their eye on Newton throughout his college career.

Football betting odds will show that the Tigers are a 3-point favorite at home, and the Gamecocks have visited Jordan-Dare Stadium just twice, a 28-24 loss in 1996 and a 48-7 trouncing in 2005. In four meetings, Auburn has come out on top, and they should make it five as the Gamecocks won’t be able to control Newton, who takes at least two players with him wherever he goes. That will challenge a South Carolina rushing defense that is 6th in the country, and if they stack the line, Newton will pick them apart. The Auburn defense is more balanced and they’ll be able to keep Garcia quiet, leading to what should be a comfortable win. Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina teams have never been great on the road (3-7 in their last 10), so we’re taking Auburn at home for a victory in your online sportsbook.

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