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Tennessee vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 12 (Volunteers Outclass, Outgun Gamecocks)

Devon Platana
Tennessee vs South Carolina prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Tennessee vs South Carolina Week 12 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers (9-1, 5-1 SEC) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (6-4, 3-4 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium — Columbia, SC
Coverage: ESPN

Week 12 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an SEC collision between the No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers and South Carolina Gamecocks. Tennessee got back on track last week with a massive 66-24 victory against Missouri, capped off by the Volunteers' offense amassing 724 total yards with nine offensive touchdowns.

Doing the opposite of that, South Carolina found itself losing, 38-6, to Florida last weekend. Outside of a second-quarter TD, the Gamecocks couldn't get anything going against the Gators, generating only 237 total yards while fumbling the ball three different times.

Tennessee vs South Carolina Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TEN: (-2300) | SC: (+1060)
Spread: TEN: -21.5 (-114) | SC: +21.5 (-106)
Total: 65.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

Tennessee enters this contest as a heavy favorite on the spread and moneyline. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 65.5, which is higher than the majority of this week's projected totals.

Tennessee vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

After Ohio State, Tennessee owns the second-best offense in the nation, averaging 45.4 points per game. Few teams are capable of matching that firepower and South Carolina isn't one of them. The Gamecocks' offense has produced 10 or fewer points in two of their last three outings, which includes a 28-10 loss to the same Missouri team that Tennesse blew out.

On top of that, the Volunteers' backfield — which generates 194.9 rushing yards per game (No. 26) — gets to face the Gamecocks' Swiss cheese run defense. South Carolina has been giving up the 18th-most yards on the ground this season, which has only worsened to an average of 247.7 over the last three games.

Factoring that the Volunteers have also won three straight games in this SEC rivalry, I'm taking Tennessee to be victorious on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee: 47 | South Carolina: 20

Tennessee vs South Carolina Betting Trends

- Tennessee is 9-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games against South Carolina.
- South Carolina is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games against the SEC.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Tennessee's last 16 games.
- The total has hit the under in six of South Carolina's last eight Week 12 matchups.

Tennessee vs South Carolina Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

When it comes to the best bet, I'm going with Tennessee at -21.5 on the spread. For starters, the Volunteers have covered the spread in nine of their last 12 trips to Columbia, as well as in five of their six games this season. Furthermore, South Carolina is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games against SEC opponents while also losing to Tennessee by 25 points just last year.

With Tennessee's offense being elite and South Carolina's attack looking anything but that lately, take the Volunteers winning this one in a big way.

Bet: Tennessee -21.5 (-114)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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