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Odds: South Carolina a narrow underdog at Tennessee

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Despite the turmoil on Rocky Top, Vegas is going with the home team.

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As the South Carolina Gamecocks look to maintain their momentum from an emphatic victory against Arkansas, they hit the road to Knoxville as 3.5-point underdogs.

The betting line has seen some movement in favor of the host Volunteers, as it initially opened with Tennessee as 2.5-point favorites. Even with the announcement that starting quarterback Quinten Dormady has been benched in favor of Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee is trending positively in Vegas.

The embattled Volunteers are coming off their bye week, when they had to lick their wounds from a humbling 41-0 defeat at the hands of Georgia. With a new starter at quarterback, players fighting each other at practice, and a head coach who is likely a dead man walking, it’s hard to know what to expect from Tennessee on Saturday.

The over/under is set at 47.5. South Carolina is 4-2 against the spread, while Tennessee is 1-4.