Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
Where to Watch: SEC Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Clemson -11.5, South Carolina +11.5; Over/Under: 43 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Clemson -11.5, South Carolina +11.5; Over/Under: 43 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Clemson -11.5, South Carolina +11.5; Over/Under: 42.5 points
Clemson Tigers: 8-3 (2nd place, ACC Atlantic)
South Carolina Gamecocks: 6-5 (5th place, SEC East)
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Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Preview and Analysis
Clemson Tigers: won at home on Nov. 20 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 48-27.
South Carolina Gamecocks: won at home on Nov. 20 against the Auburn Tigers 21-17.
Clemson Tigers Analysis
Clemson is coming into this college football game with an 8-3 record overall and they are 2-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 6 of their last 7 games and are coming into this one on a 4 game winning streak after another win in their last game. DJ Uiagalelei was alright but struggled at times in their last game as he completed 11/19 passes for 208 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Will Shipley also threw 1 touchdown pass in that game. Kobe Pryor had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 191 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries while Will Shipley had 112 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries. Beaux Collins also had a nice day as he led the receivers with 137 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while Davis Allen had 53 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions. Andrew Mukuba led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Etinosa Reuben led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while Andrew Booth Jr. came up with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 292 points in their 11 games this season averaging 26.6 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 180 points against them allowing 16.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 364.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 319.7 YPG.
South Carolina Gamecocks Analysis
South Carolina is coming into this contest with a 6-5 record overall and they are 5-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a win in their last game. Jason Brown played alright in that game as he completed 10/15 passes for 157 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Zaquandre White led the team in rushing with 99 yards on 16 carries while Kevin Harris had 63 yards on 13 carries. White also led the receivers with 69 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions while Josh Vann had 37 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions. Trai Jones caught the other touchdown pass in that one. R.J. Roderick led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Brad Johnson and Jordan Strachan both combined for the only sack in that game while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 256 points in their 11 games this season averaging 23.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 261 points against them allowing 23.7 PPG. Their offense is averaging 332.2 YPG while their defense is allowing 354.9 YPG.
Clemson vs South Carolina Prediction
South Carolina is coming into this matchup as an 11.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. South Carolina has been playing much better in their recent games with 2 wins in their last 3 and that 1 loss was only by 3 points on the road as well. Clemson has been struggling all season long, they have been getting better in their recent matches as the regular season comes to an end but they have also been consistently bad in their road games this season. They have lost 2 of their 4 games on the road this season and their largest margin of victory on the road was by 6 points in Louisville. This game is also a South Carolina rivalry so South Carolina is not going to lie down and die in this game. They will keep it close in this one so the best bet to place in this game is on South Carolina to cover the spread here.
Clemson South Carolina Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 27, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Clemson 26 South Carolina 23.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Clemson Tigers: 29-36 O/U as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 128-155 O/U in all games. 33-48 O/U when the total is between 42.5 and 49. 96-114 O/U as a favorite. 52-56 O/U in road games. 41-56 O/U in non-conference games.
South Carolina Gamecocks: 127-140 O/U in all games. 42-53 O/U when the total is between 42.5 and 49. 72-76 O/U as an underdog. 25-30 O/U as a home underdog. 65-70 O/U in home games. 13-22 O/U against ACC opponents.
Clemson Tigers: T. Phommachanh (QB) Prob Sat - Shoulder injury. E. Williams (WR) Ques Sat - Knee injury. J. Ross (WR) out for season - Foot injury.
South Carolina Gamecocks: J. Brooks (WR) out for season - Personal. X. Legette (WR) Prob Sat - Head injury. J. Dickerson (DB) Ques Sat - Ankle injury.
"For us, offensively, it's our best game of the year." - Tony Elliott on his team’s win against Wake Forest in their last game.
"We talked about this being big boy SEC football. We literally lined up in the second half and ran the same two plays over and over and over and over and over again." - Shane Beamer on his team’s win against Auburn in their last game.
WR Collins, Dacari
WR Williams, E.J.
WR Collins, Beaux
TE Allen, Davis
QB Uiagalelei, D.J.
RB Kobe Pace
South Carolina Gamecocks
WR Legette, Xavier
WR Joyner, Dakereon
WR Vann, Josh
TE Muse, Nick
TE Jaheim Bell
QB Brown, Jason
RB White, ZaQuandre
Passing: D. Uiagalelei (1960)
Rushing: W. Shipley (550)
Receiving: J. Ross (524)
Touchdowns: W. Shipley (9)
South Carolina Gamecocks
Passing: L. Doty (975)
Rushing: Z. White (561)
Receiving: J. Vann (630)
Touchdowns: J. Vann (6)
Clemson Tigers: Dabo Swinney (14th season)
South Carolina Gamecocks: Shane Beamer (1st season)