Canceled: South Carolina at UAB: 12/26/20 College Football Picks and Predictions

UAB Blazers (6-3) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (2-8)

Game Info: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)

Betting Odds: UAB Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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This game has been canceled.

The South Carolina Gamecocks and UAB Blazers face off on Saturday in the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.

The South Carolina Gamecocks usually wouldn’t be in a bowl game in normal years, but this isn’t a normal year, and a team with 2-8 record is playing in a bowl game. South Carolina’s only win this season came against Auburn and Vanderbilt. In the last game against Kentucky, the offense could only manage 18 points while their defense gave up 41 points. South Carolina hasn’t scored more than 18 points in any of the last three games. South Carolina is averaging 23.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 36 points per game. It looks like Colin Hill should get the start in this game, there is a chance Luke Doty In this game South Carolina is going to need their offense to be good. 

On the other side of this matchup is the UAB Blazers who come into this game with a 6-3 record and in the last game against Marshall they were able to win the Conference USA championship. The defense was strong in the last game giving up only 13 points and that led to a victory. On the season UAB is averaging 28.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 21.4 points per game. On offense, UAB is using a balanced attack putting up 201 yards per game through the air, and 200 yards per game on the ground. Under center it looks like it will be Tyler Johnston III who has thrown for 843 yards, seven touchdowns, and interception.

South Carolina is 2-6 against the spread vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 7-3 in South Carolina’s last 10 games overall. The over is 6-2 in UAB last 8 vs. SEC. The over is 5-2-1 in UAB last 8 games on grass. UAB is 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games on grass.

UAB is the better team and South Carolina is going to have no chance to keep this game close. South Carolina is going to struggle, and UAB will win this game and cover the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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