Charlo vs Derevyanchenko

Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko: Fight prediction, odds, card, expert pick, PPV price Although the most intriguing unknown storyline entering Saturday’s Jermall Charlo-Sergiy Derevyanchenko middleweight title bout surrounds whether the WBC champion is truly elite in his first defining test at 160 pounds, Derevyanchenko brings a few underreported questions of his own.

Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs), the 34-year-old former amateur star from Ukraine, is surely best known for having narrowly lost a pair of disputed decisions in previous middleweight title bouts against Daniel Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin. But it’s the question regarding just how much physical punishment he endured against Golovkin will affect him that remains unknown.

Golovkin floored Derevyanchenko in the first round of their all-action war last fall and produced a vicious amount of swelling and cuts despite the fact that Derevyanchenko came on and backed him up in the middle rounds.

“I was happy to have the break after the Gennadiy Golovkin fight. I got good rest,” Derevyanchenko said during Wednesday’s final press conference. “I’m relaxed, and when I came back to the United States, I was ready to train and now I’m ready to fight. It all helped me.

“Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs were tough fights, they were both close fights and I think those experiences definitely helped me. I’ll show it in the ring on Saturday.”

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Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) will surely be entering the biggest test of his career against Derevyanchenko in one half of a unique pay-per-view doubleheader (Showtime PPV, 7 p.m. ET) featuring two cards in the same building inside the Mohegan Sun Arena. Jermell Charlo, the 30-year-old twin brother of Jermall, faces off against Jeison Rosario in a junior middleweight unification in the second main event.

But Charlo, a former titleholder himself at 154 pounds, isn’t looking at this as a self-initiation to what the deep end of the pool feels like at middleweight. Two defenses of his WBC title and five victories overall since moving up to 160 pounds, Charlo already believes he’s the best fighter in the division.

“This is just the beginning for me. There’s been 30 fighters who’ve tried to beat me, and all 30 failed,” Charlo said. “I’m focused and locked in. I’m ready to fight. Talk is cheap. Sergiy can say what he wants to say about me, it’s going to be a fight on Saturday.

“Derevyanchenko is looking past me. His trainer and his whole camp, they’re all looking past me. They’re going to find out what they’re in for on Saturday. I’m the best in the world.”

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What will be most interesting to see is whether Derevyanchenko’s pressure style can sway the judges in ways he was unable to previously against Jacobs and Golovkin. In his favor is that statistically, according to CompuBox, he attempts the most amount of punches per round of active middleweights at 64.6. Charlo, meanwhile, places dead last with the fewest at 45.9.

Although Charlo has proven successful as a powerful counterpuncher who makes his punches matter, Derevyanchenko is durable and busy enough to potentially give him problems. But only if he can dissuade Charlo from being busier by landing clean and effective shots. That’s where the unknown elements surrounding Charlo’s chin, backbone and ability to deal with elite pressure make things interesting.

“I’m going to put pressure on him from the beginning,” Derevyanchenko said. “I’m going to use my legs, my jab and combinations to get the win.”

The undercard is also loaded up with interesting fight to whet fans’ appetites. Brandon Figueroa is set to put his WBA super bantamweight title on the line against Damien Vasquez while Daniel Roman will face off with Juan Carlos Payano at super bantamweight. Figueroa is a 23-year-old star in the making with a perfect 20-0 record and 15 knockouts to his name. Vasquez (15-1-1, 8 KOs) lost to Payano and fought Josue Morales to a draw in his biggest fights to date. Payano, meanwhile, has lost two of his last three by knockout, including Naoya Inoue and Luis Nery. Roman is also coming off a loss, but the winner here figures to be next in line for the winner of John Riel Casimero and Duke Micah later on in the night.

Fight card, odds
Jermall Charlo (c) -180 vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko +155, WBC middleweight title
Brandon Figueroa (c) -4000 vs. Damien Vazquez +1500, WBA super bantamweight title
Daniel Roman -2000 vs. Juan Carlos Payano +1000, super bantamweights
Prediction
For whatever advantages Derevyanchenko may find he has from a footwork and technical standpoint, his aggression often puts him in dangerous situations. He doesn’t employ the same level of patience and timing from the outside that former champion Matvey Korobov used to give Charlo his toughest fight to date in the division.

Provided Charlo doesn’t fold under the pressure, his combination of speed, power and athleticism has the potential to be Kryptonite for the challenger. He will also have significant height advantage of three inches and six inches in reach to Derevyanchenko.

One can certainly expect a fast-paced and entertaining fight between these two. But as long as Charlo can begin to time Derevyanchenko and make him pay for his aggression, things could begin to go his way on the scorecards.

Although Derevyanchenko is a fast-paced stalker and comfortable on the inside, he isn’t a mauler or someone who stretches the rule set in order to gain an advantage. That means if he can’t hurt Charlo, he could have trouble giving judges a reason to reward him in a way they didn’t in his previous two title attempts despite a pair of gutsy efforts.

When you take into account how zoned in Charlo is at the moment and how willing he is to make a huge splash in his PPV headlining debut, it’s hard not to back the oddsmakers in believing that this difficult test will be just that — but it will also be one he should win.

Inter vs Fiorentina

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Inter Milan’s 2020/21 season is soon to be underway, with the ball starting to roll this Saturday when Fiorentina visits the San Siro. Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed in the stadium, and that number looks to increase as soon as October 8th.

La Viola have been in action once already, beating Torino 1-0 last week. This, though, will be the first real test of the campaign for a team that aspires to reach European football. Coming into the season, much had been made of Fiorentina’s midfield, which boasts the likes of Gaetano Castrovilli, Sofyan Amrabat, Erick Pulgar, Borja Valero, and Giacomo Bonaventura. In other words, a whole lot of talent. The first three names seem to be the first choice midfield, but with Pulgar unavailable due to COVID-19, we could see Valero make a return to the San Siro pitch. The battle in the center of the park is one to watch Saturday.

La Viola’s attack is a bit more of a question mark. Christian Kouame had a multitude of chances against Torino, but couldn’t find the back of the net. He still seems to be the first choice partner to Franck Ribery, ahead of the likes of Patrick Cutrone and Dusan Vlahović. The Ivorian will need to find his finishing boots if Fiorentina is to reach the upper levels of the table.

Inter, meanwhile, must balance this game with the assortment of transfer rumours circling players. Marcelo Brozovic, Diego Godin, and Milan Skriniar are all said to be on the way out of Milan, and with under two weeks left of the transfer window, moves will be coming thick and fast. In fact, we may get to see Skriniar’s potential replacement, Nikola Milenkovic, in action Saturday. But despite all of the noise, the Nerazzurri can’t afford to drop any points. Juve, Milan, and Napoli all picked up three points last week, so Inter has to play catch up for now.

Prediction: Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina

As all three of last season’s meetings against La Viola showed, Fiorentina is no push over. Inter will be tested again this Saturday, but should earn the three points nonetheless. 2-1 to the Nerazzurri thanks to Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella!

Forza Inter!

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Real Madrid vs Real Betis

Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: La Liga live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds Real Madrid go for their first win of the La Liga season when Los Blancos take on Real Betis on Saturday for Matchday 3. Real didn’t play on the opening weekend due to their participation in the Champions League in August, opening up the season with a scoreless draw last weekend against Real Sociedad. Betis, meanwhile, have won both of their first two games to start the season, not conceding a goal with former Barcelona and Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo starting.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information
Date: Saturday, Sept. 26 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarin — Sevilla, Spain
TV: beIN Sports (Spanish) Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Real Madrid -118; Draw +270; Betis +320 (via William Hill Sportsbook)

Storylines
Real Madrid: A frustrating start to the season with 16 shots to Real Sociedad’s six. It was just one of those games where they ball didn’t want to go in. The passing was superb, the chances were good, but the finishing wasn’t. Expect that to change in this one with early chances and sharper finishing.

Real Betis: A team with major defensive woes last season has done well to win possession and limit the chances of the opposing team. Doing that against Real Madrid will be difficult, and we will probably see the defense brought back down to earth. If they can win the possession again, they will have a chance, but Real’s speed on the wings will likely cause trouble. Defense first has to be the mentality.

Prediction
Real get their first win on the season with Eden Hazard making the difference in the second half. Pick: Real Madrid 2, Real Betis 1

Burnley vs Southampton

Burnley vs Southampton: The Clarets will monitor James Tarkowski and Robbie Brady, who are nursing respective toe and rib problems.

Ashley Barnes, Johan Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork and Ben Mee are unavailable.

Southampton are still without Nathan Redmond because of an ankle problem but he is their only absentee.

LAWRO’S PREDICTION
I am a bit surprised by the way Southampton have started the season with two defeats, especially the way they were taken apart by Tottenham last time out.

Saints looked full of confidence with the way they finished last season, but there is a risk all of that could be knocked out of them very early on.

Burnley also began by losing – against Leicester, after being ahead, but they showed plenty of fight. The Clarets have some injury problems to contend with, but I’d still back them to edge this.

Prediction: 2-1

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

Burnley are unbeaten in the past seven Premier League meetings, winning four of those matches.
Southampton’s only win away to Burnley in the top division came in March 1971, when Mick Channon scored the only goal.
Saints have played 11 top-flight fixtures at Turf Moor but have never scored more than once in any of them.
Burnley

The Clarets have suffered consecutive league defeats – they have not lost three in a row since a four-match sequence from December 2019 to January 2020.
Burnley have lost their first home game in four of their previous six Premier League campaigns, though they did win their opener at Turf Moor last season – beating Southampton 3-0.
Chris Wood can become the first Burnley player to score in five consecutive top-flight matches since Willie Irvine, who did so in six straight appearances in 1966.
The Clarets are winless in each of the last 18 Premier League fixtures that James Tarkowski has missed, losing 10 of those matches.
Jay Rodriguez is two short of 100 career league goals, which includes 26 for Southampton.
Southampton

Southampton have not started a league campaign with three consecutive defeats since 2012, in their first season back in the top flight.
Saints could lose back-to-back away games – they only lost two of their final 11 league matches on their travels last season.
Danny Ings has scored 45% of Southampton’s 53 league goals since the start of last season. His tally of 24 is 19 more than any team-mate during that period.

Chelsea vs West Brom

Chelsea vs West Brom: Chelsea’s defeat by Liverpool last week was a bit of a reality check for them. Frank Lampard’s side looked pretty ordinary at times, and it was a reminder of where they are at – he is still trying to work out what his best team is, with all their new signings.

We also saw, again, that Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is not good enough – he makes too many mistakes, which is why they have gone out and signed Edouard Mendy this week.

Whoever is in goal for them at The Hawthorns, Chelsea will surely bring in Thiago Silva at the back for his first league game – but I don’t see West Brom causing the Blues many problems anyway.

The Baggies have lost their first two games, and conceded eight goals already. Things are not going to be any easier this time, but the only thing I would say in their defence is that in Leicester, Everton and now Chelsea, they have started their season by playing three teams who will probably finish in the top eight.

Prediction: 0-2

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

West Brom have lost 18 of the 24 Premier League meetings, more than against any other side.
The Baggies are on a four-game losing streak in this fixture, conceding nine goals without reply.
Chelsea have won each of their past three away league games at The Hawthorns.
West Brom’s most recent victory over the Blues was 3-0 at home in the Premier League in May 2015.
West Bromwich Albion

West Brom are winless in six league matches dating back to last season (D3, L3).
They have claimed just 11 Premier League points from the last 48 available (W3, D2, L11).
Albion have won only three of their past 24 top-flight home fixtures (D9, L12).
Both of West Brom’s league goals this season were scored from outside the penalty area.
Matheus Pereira has contributed to 26 league goals for the Baggies since the start of last season with nine goals and 17 assists, 11 more than any other player at the club.
Callum Robinson’s solitary Premier League goal in 22 appearances came against Chelsea while playing for Sheffield United.
Branislav Ivanovic made 261 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2008-2016, scoring 22 goals.
Chelsea

Chelsea have not lost an away game in the month of September since 2016, winning seven times and drawing once in all competitions.
However, they have kept just one clean sheet in their 20 Premier League away fixtures under manager Frank Lampard.
The Blues have lost three of their past seven away league matches at newly-promoted sides.
Chelsea won five of their opening six away league games under Lampard, but have since won only five of 14 (D3, L6).
Lampard has won both of his previous league meetings against West Brom as a manager, by an aggregate score of 7-2.
He won 13 of his 15 league appearances as a player against the Baggies (D1, L1), scoring six goals.

Crystal Palace vs Everton

Crystal Palace vs Everton: Everton midfielder Fabian Delph made his comeback in the Carabao Cup in midweek but is not yet deemed fit enough for Premier League action.

Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite both remain injury absentees. It is two wins out of two for both of these sides so far, and they have scored a few goals as well.

It is clear that Everton have upgraded their team with their summer signings – James Rodriguez has got a bit of class – and, up front, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are a handful.

But I am going to go for a draw here. Palace have shown they have got a decent goal threat of their own but Eagles boss Roy Hodgson will make sure they are solid in this one. He always does.

When you play against a Hodgson team, you just feel like there is no space to operate in. Rodriguez is good enough to find some, of course, but I still don’t think Everton will get as many chances here as they did in their wins over Tottenham and West Brom.

Prediction: 1-1

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

Palace are on an 11-match winless league run against Everton, failing to score in six of those games.
The three most recent league meetings at Selhurst Park have ended level, including back-to-back goalless draws.
The Toffees have lost only one of their past 11 league visits to Palace (W5, D5) and kept clean sheets in six of their last seven trips.
Crystal Palace

Palace have started a top-flight campaign with consecutive victories for the first time in their history. They last won their opening three league games in 2006-07, in the Championship.
Each of their last five home league victories was by a single goal.
Palace scored more than twice for the first time in 40 Premier League games during last week’s win at Manchester United.
This will be their 400th top-flight home fixture.
The Eagles have drawn only one of their past 17 league matches.
Their average of just 27% possession is the lowest of all the Premier League sides to have played twice this term.
Wilfried Zaha has scored three goals in two league games, just one fewer than he managed in 38 appearances last season.
If selected, Joel Ward will be making his 250th Palace appearance, while James McArthur can become only the second Eagles player to feature in 200 Premier League games.
Everton

Everton have started the season with back-to-back victories for the first time since 2012-13. They are looking to start a league campaign with three straight wins for the first time since 1993-94.
The Toffees are attempting to win successive league games in London for the first time since May 2015.
They have won just three of their past 27 league matches in the capital (D11, L13).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored four goals in two league fixtures this season.
James Rodriguez has 53 goals in Europe’s top-five leagues, with 18 of them scored from outside the penalty area – including three of his last six.
Rodriguez has been directly involved in 31 goals in 34 league matches under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring 15 and providing 16 assists.

Manchester United vs Brighton

Manchester United vs Brighton: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to his starting line-up for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win over Luton and he has no fresh injury concerns.

United’s only absentees are defenders Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones. Brighton got an excellent win at Newcastle last week. Just as they did against Chelsea in their first game, they created plenty of chances, which is a really good sign of how they have progressed since last season. They look a lot more dangerous.

United are under pressure already but I think their defeat at home by Crystal Palace will act as the kick up the backside they need. I’d be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do not produce a much better performance this time.

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

Manchester United ended a run of three top-flight defeats in a row away to Brighton by winning this fixture 3-0 in June.
United are vying for a fourth successive victory against the Seagulls.
Brighton & Hove Albion

Albion have won two of their past three league games, as many as they had in their previous 17 attempts.
Brighton last managed back-to-back league victories in November 2019.
The Seagulls have never won more than one of their opening three fixtures in a top-flight campaign, but neither have they lost both of their first two home matches in a season at that level.
They have only earned one point from the past five Premier League fixtures at the Amex Stadium, while their only top-flight home win in 10 attempts this year came against Arsenal in June.
Brighton are unbeaten in all 11 Premier League fixtures in which Neal Maupay has scored.
Pascal Gross has provided either a goal or an assist in each of his past four league appearances against Manchester United. Two of his three goals in this fixture were winners.
Manchester United

United could lose their opening two league games in a season for the first time since 1992-93.
They haven’t won their first away league fixture in either of the past two seasons, including a defeat at Brighton in 2018-19.
However, United have won four successive Premier League away matches by an aggregate score of 10-0. They were the most recent Premier League side to earn five consecutive away victories without conceding a goal, back in December 2011.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in seven Premier League away matches since a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on 19 January (W5, D2).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Graham Potter were opposition players when Manchester United were beaten 6-3 by Southampton at The Dell in the Premier League in October 1996. They both came on as a substitute in that game.

Troy vs BYU

BYU vs. Troy odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 4 predictions from proven model The BYU Cougars will take on the Troy Trojans at 10:15 p.m. ET on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium in the final kickoff on the Week 4 college football schedule. BYU is 1-0 overall and 0-0 at home, while Troy is 1-0 overall and 1-0 on the road. Both teams picked up their win in extremely impressive fashion with BYU routing Navy 55-3 and Troy overwhelming MTSU 47-14.

The Cougars are favored by 14 points in the latest BYU vs. Troy odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 61. Before entering any Troy vs. BYU picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on BYU vs. Troy. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Troy vs. BYU:

BYU vs. Troy spread: BYU -14
BYU vs. Troy over-under: 61 points
BYU vs. Troy money line: BYU -550, Troy +425
What you need to know about BYU
The Cougars came rolling into the 2020 season with a dominant victory over Navy two weeks ago. BYU built an overwhelming 48-0 lead and only allowed the Midshipmen to hit a field goal in its 55-3 win. Plenty of credit goes to quarterback Zach Wilson, who threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Tyler Allgeier, who posted a 14-132-2 rushing line.

But perhaps BYU’s most important feat in that matchup was holding Navy’s vaunted rushing attack to just 3.1 yards per carry. It the Cougars play that well on both sides of the ball, they have a great shot to get the cover against Troy on Saturday.

What you need to know about Troy
Troy, however, was also impressive in it opener. The Trojans, favored by just 2.5 points, dominated MTSU in a 47-14 victory last week. Troy dominated basically every major statistical category and had a 496-241 edge in total yardage.

Quarterback Gunnar Watson completed 26-of-37 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Nine players took at least one carry as the Trojans ran for 240 yards and a whopping four touchdowns.

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North Carolina State vs Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech vs. NC State odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 4 predictions from proven model The No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies are finally set to kick their 2020 season off on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET against North Carolina State. The Hokies were supposed to play Virginia last week, but that matchup was shifted to December 12 due to COVID-19 concerns. NC State, meanwhile, pulled out a 45-42 victory over Wake Forest last week.

The latest NC State vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill list the Hokies as seven-point favorites. The over-under for total points expected is 58.5. Before locking in any Virginia Tech vs. NC State picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for North Carolina State vs. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech vs. NC State spread: VT -7
Virginia Tech vs. NC State over-under: 58.5 points
Virginia Tech vs. NC State money line: VT -265, NC State +200
What you need to know about Virginia Tech
The Hokies had a respectable 2019 campaign, going 8-5 overall. But the season ended poorly with a 39-30 loss to rival Virginia in the regular-season finale, followed by a 37-30 loss to Kentucky in the Belk Bowl. Virginia Tech struggled defensively in both games. The Hokies posted a 6-7 record against the spread last year.

Hendon Hooker is expected to start at quarterback, but coach Justin Fuente has said that Braxton Burmeister will also see the field. The former highly-touted recruit spent time at Oregon as Justin Herbert’s backup, and he could help give the Hokies a different look on offense this season.

What you need to know about NC State
The Wolfpack scored last to knock off Wake Forest in its opener. The teams exchanged scores throughout the contest, but a 3-yard touchdown run from Ricky Person Jr. gave NC State the deciding 45-42 edge with 5:51 remaining in the game.

There will be plenty of defensive mistakes to clean up from that game, but the Wolfpack had to be encouraged by what they saw from the offense. The running game, in particular, was strong. Three backs — Person, Zonovan Knight and Jordan Houston — all saw double-digit carries. Person (14-99-2) and Knight (11-97-1) were the most effective runners, and they will take aim at a Virginia Tech rushing defense that gave up almost 150 yards per game against FBS opponents last year.

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Tennessee vs South Carolina

Tennessee vs. South Carolina odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 4 predictions from proven model An SEC East battle is on tap between the No. 16 Tennessee Volunteers and the South Carolina Gamecocks at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Vols are coming off an 8-5 campaign in 2019 where they won their final six games after a 2-5 start. The Gamecocks dropped five of their last six games last year, including a 41-21 final against Tennessee, on the way to a 4-8 record.

The Volunteers are favored by 3.5 points in the latest South Carolina vs. Tennessee odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points expected is set at 46. Before entering any Tennessee vs. South Carolina picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the proven model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on South Carolina vs. Tennessee. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Tennessee vs. South Carolina:

South Carolina vs. Tennessee spread: South Carolina +3.5
South Carolina vs. Tennessee over-under: 46 points
South Carolina vs. Tennessee money line: South Carolina +150, Tennessee -170
What you need to know to about Tennessee
Tennessee returns several key pieces from last year’s squad, including top running backs Ty Chandler and Eric Gray, as well as a majority of the major pieces on the offensive line, including potential first-round pick Trey Smith. That running game should help take some pressure off of quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, who has been inconsistent throughout his career, but has won the starting job heading into 2020.

Defensively, the Vols got better as last season progressed. They ended the season ranked 29th nationally in total defense (21.7 ppg) and they’ll return key contributors on all three levels of the defense. Linebacker Henry To’o To’o could be one of the SEC’s best defenders in 2020. The Vols hold a 26-10 all-time edge against South Carolina, but last year’s win broke a three-year winning streak for the Gamecocks.

What you need to know about South Carolina
The Gamecocks will turn to graduate transfer quarterback Collin Hill over incumbent Ryan Hilinski. Hill previously played at Colorado State and had an edge learning the offense since coordinator Mike Bobo used to be his head coach there.

Will Muschamp’s defense was competitive last year, giving up a respectable 26.1 points per game. South Carolina needs to build on that and find more consistency for an offense that ranked 104th nationally in scoring (22.4 ppg). The Gamecocks are replacing key players such as as receiver Bryan Edwards and running backs Rico Dowdle and Tavien Feaster on that side of the ball, so look for receiver Shi Smith and running backs Kevin Harris and Deshaun Fenwick to be bigger factors in 2020.

How to make Tennessee vs. South Carolina picks
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