Authored by NCAA Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl on Saturday December 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM EST on ESPN Television Network.
The (6-6) Miami Hurricanes of the ACC Coastal division will make the trip from Coral Gables, Florida to the Northern part Pelican State to take on the (6-6) South Carolina Gamecocks of the SEC-East division in 2014 College Football Bowl action. The teams will play at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. This Sports Handicapper believes Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden is on the hot seat and has a small window to win. South Carolina had a subpart year, but they will be a force in the toughest Conference in the Country. The betting line has South Carolina as a three-point underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 61′ for Saturday’s game.
The 2014 lost three in a row including their season finale at home 35-23 to Pittsburgh. Miami finished 3-5 in their division. Miami is 0-4 Against The Spread their last four on a neutral site. The Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS their last six games in the month of December. Miami is 5-5, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the NCAA Football Expert Point Spread Predictions six times their last five. Miami freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for nearly 3,000 yards and completed over 59 percent of his passes. Miami id going to be without their all everything Tight End Clive Walford, who is out with a knee injury. The key to a Miami win is for their running back tandem of Duke Johnson and Joseph Yearby to penetrate the line of scrimmage.
The 2014 South Carolina Gamecocks finished 3-5 in divisional play and lost to in-state rivals Clemson 35-17 to end the regulars season. South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has done a good job in his tenure at Columbia but hasn’t won the SEC title. The betting odds under is 4-0 South Carolina last four out of Conference. South Carolina is 4-6 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. The key to a South Carolina win is to play inspired football. This football game should be very entertaining and could be a defense dominated contest.
Free Pick: Miami-3.