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2013 Outback Bowl picks and predictions: South Carolina expected to win

Experts are picking South Carolina to win the Outback Bowl.

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Experts are picking South Carolina to end its season with five consecutive wins, as they are projected to defeat Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl.

Pat Forde and Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports are both picking South Carolina to win, while five of the six experts at CBSSports.com are also predicting that the Gamecocks will be victorious. Tom Fornelli is the lone expert between the two sites that is picking Michigan to upset South Carolina.

South Carolina opened as 4-point favorites, but the line has since shifted to 5.5-points in its favor.

The Gamecocks are 10-2 this year, with their only two losses coming against then No. 9 LSU and No. 2 Florida in back-to-back weeks in October. South Carolina also had impressive wins over Clemson and Georgia this season.

Michigan enters the Outback Bowl after losing to rival Ohio State, 26-21, on Nov. 24. Michigan finished the regular season with an 8-4 record.

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