Michigan Wolverines versus South Carolina Gamecocks Pick Prediction Outback Bowl NCAA College Football Odds Preview 1-1-2013

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The South Carolina Gamecocks from the SEC conference will face the Michigan Wolverines from the Big Ten conference in the Outback Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Tuesday January 1st. Kick off time from Tampa Bay Florida is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The betting odds from the Outback Bowl opened up with the South Carolina Gamecocks favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 48 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the Gamecocks as South Carolina is now favored by -6 points. The over under has moved down a ½ point to a current line of 48 points.
There have been no recent college football meetings between the Gamecocks and Wolverines. CFB Trend: Michigan Wolverines are 3-1 to the over in their past four games.
South Carolina plays in the Outback Bowl with a record of 10-2 on the year. The team went 3-2 away from home. They finished the season with four straight wins. The two loses by South Carolina came in back to back road games as they lose 23-21 at LSU and the following week fall 44-11 at Florida. The Gamecocks have notable wins against Georgia winning 35-7 and closed their season with a 27-17 road win at Clemson. South Carolina is a stout defense allowing just 312 yards a game ranking 12th in college football. The team averages 31 points and gives up 17 points a game. Stat wise the Gamecocks are able a mid-pack offense. Junior quarterback Connor Shaw hit on 67% from the field with 15 touchdowns and 7 picks.
The Wolverines finished up play with a mark of 8-4 on the season. They club went 2-4 on the road. Michigan were riding a three game win streak as they faced Ohio St their major rival to close the regular season. The Wolverines dropped a 26-21 road defeat to Ohio St as a +4 point underdog. Other losses came at Nebraska, at Notre Dame and to Alabama on a neutral field. Michigan’s only notable win came against Michigan St at home winning 12-10 as a -8 ½ point favorite. They lose four of their five step up games and Michigan St was clearly the weakest of the five teams on that list. Michigan puts up 30 points a game and allowed just 18 points. The Wolverines were a very good defense by allowing just 311 yards a game good for 11th in the nation. Teams throw for 155 yards against them which ranks second in all of college football. Michigan is about average on offense. Senior quarterback Denard Robinson hit on 53% of his throws with 9 touchdowns and 9 picks.