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College Football Odds: Tennessee opens as favorite against South Carolina

Vegas likes the Vols over the Gamecocks.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers have opened as three point favorites over the South Carolina Gamecocks.

It’s somewhat of a surprise, considering the product that the Vols have put on the field the past couple of weeks. But they are coming off a bye week and playing at home. That matters in the eyes of Vegas.

South Carolina blew out the Arkansas Razorbacks yesterday, 48-22. They’ve been up and down with wins over N.C. State and Arkansas, coupled with losses to Texas A&M and Kentucky. They probably should have lost to Louisiana Tech, however.

What are we going to see out of Tennessee? I don’t have high hopes. Butch Jones lost to this very team in a (somewhat) similar spot last year off of a bye. I don’t buy that Tennessee’s offensive issues will be solved by Saturday.

This line feels odd, right?