The Vanderbilt Commodores vs. South Carolina Gamecocks picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 3 CFB Picks: Vanderbilt Commodores @ South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 7:00 ET
Location: Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
Week 3 Betting Odds: South Carolina -14 (50.5)
Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Live TV Coverage: ESPN
Don’t you just get the feeling that the SEC is overrated this season? Alabama didn’t look very good against Virginia Tech. South Carolina didn’t look all that good against North Carolina. Florida lost to Miami. Georgia lost to Clemson. Then South Carolina lost to Georgia. Vandy was beaten by Ole Miss in Week 1 in a game that very well could have gone either way as well. Now, the Commodores are hitting the road for their first massive road test of the season against the Gamecocks, a team that they have historically played relatively well against. For South Carolina, this is probably the easiest game of the season to date, though we don’t think that’s saying a whole heck of a lot. This isn’t a pushover by any stretch of the imagination.
QB Connor Shaw has never really played all that well in games in the SEC in his time in Columbia. Last week, he did throw for 228 yards and two TDs, but he wasn’t able to keep up with a Georgia offense that made his once thought to be outstanding defense look elementary. Meanwhile, QB Austyn Carta-Samuels has played quite well for the Commodores, and he is going to be getting the ball on the outside to WR Jordan Matthews, who figures to be one of the best receivers in the SEC this season. In the end ,we just don’t see how South Carolina is laying two touchdowns in this game. The Gamecocks will probably win thanks to home field advantage, but they aren’t winning by more than around 10 for sure. Vandy is 4-2 ATS in the last six in this series for a reason.
Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +14
Vanderbilt @ South Carolina Score Prediction: South Carolina 28 – Vanderbilt 17