College Football Week 9 Picks: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Missouri Tigers

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 23, 2013

College Football Week 9 Picks: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Missouri Tigers

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    The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-5 in their last 16 true road contests, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 9 picks Saturday, as they prepare to take on the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Gamecocks are plus-three underdogs in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 52.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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South Carolina Gamecocks

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    The South Carolina Gamecocks had their four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday, as they suffered a 23-21 defeat to the Tennessee Volunteers as seven-point road favorites.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Gamecocks are 0-3 straight up and 1-2 against the spread as road underdogs of three or fewer points.

Missouri Tigers

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    The Missouri Tigers are 7-0 for the first time since 2010, as they come off a dominating 36-17 victory over the Florida Gators as three-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Tigers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus teams with a winning record.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the South Carolina Gamecocks, as the Missouri Tigers are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games versus a team with a non-losing record on the road.

    College Football Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks +3

     

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