Way back in May, South Carolina’s football team was projected as a 19-point underdog for this week’s trip to Death Valley and Clemson.
It turns out it, that was conservative.
The Gamecocks opened as 25 1/2-point underdogs according to Vegas Insider. The 6-4 USC squad is looking for a signature win in a season where it missed a couple chances, while the Tigers are aiming for the second perfect regular season in four years.
South Carolina is 6-4 against the spread, coming off covering a 30-plus point spread against an FCS squad. The Tigers are 6-5, and failing to cover against Duke snapped a streak of five in a row beating the spread.
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Clemson has won four in a row in the series, after South Carolina had taken five from 2009-2013. The Tigers lead the all-time series 69–42–4.