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Odds: South Carolina favored for homecoming against Vanderbilt

Vegas is going with the home team, though by a smaller margin than some may expect.

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After hopefully using their bye week to get healthy and refreshed, the South Carolina Gamecocks welcome Vanderbilt for homecoming as 7-point favorites.

The Commodores were also idle last week, getting a much-needed breather after they endured a brutal four-game stretch of blowout losses to Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss, as well as a two-score loss to Florida. After a hot start to the season that included an upset of then-ranked Kansas State, Vandy has been left searching for a competitive effort in SEC action.

The betting line has held steady all week with South Carolina out front by a touchdown. That may seem a little low to some observers, but the Gamecocks have been been offensively challenged this season and also tend to play ugly, low-scoring games against the Commodores.

The over/under is set at 44.5. South Carolina is 5-2 against the spread this season, while Vanderbilt is 2-5.