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South Carolina vs. Alabama College Football Picks

by Reno Gold on Saturday, October 17th, 2009

South Carolina vs. Alabama – College Football Picks: The No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will host No. 22 South Carolina Gamecocks in a SEC football battle at Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ESPN will televise the game with kick-off set for 7:45 pm ET.

South Carolina vs. Alabama College Football PicksCollege football picks experts at online super-sportsbook Bodog.com have installed the Crimson Tide as heavy 18-chalk favorites versus the Gamecocks with a 44 total. Oddsmakers have passed on posting moneyline odds for this game.

The balanced Crimson Tide attack ranks top-four in the SEC in total offense, rushing offense and passing offense. Sophomore RB Mark Ingram is averaging 97.4 yards per game with six TDs, while freshman RB Trent Richardson is adding 60.8 ypg with four scores. With three additional scoring catches, Ingram is the SEC leader in total TDs. Junior QB Greg McElroy is the sixth-most efficient passer in the NCAA, completing 65.6 percent of his passes and averaging 217.2 ypg with nine TDs and one interception.

Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes and South Carolina held off Kentucky to win 28-26 in Week 6. The Gamecocks failed to cover the 9.5-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day's posted total of 45.5.

Mark Ingram ran for 175 yards and one touchdown to lead Alabama to a 22-3 win over Mississippi in Week 6. The Tide covered the 4.5-point spread, while the final score played UNDER the day's posted total of 45.

College football picks: Take the UNDER on 45.5. Both teams posess good defenses that will keep the score down.

Current betting trends show South Carolina as the pick of 52% of gamblers betting the +18 side while 58% like Alabama on the moneyline. Totals gamblers have placed 57% of wagers on the OVER posted total.

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