The South Carolina Gamecocks and the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday night in an SEC East clash. First-year head coach Shane Beamer has brought a new identity to South Carolina. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are looking to continue their dominant defensive performances against the Gamecocks as they position themselves for a run to the College Football Playoff. Georgia quarterback JT Daniels is questionable with a core injury. South Carolina hopes to get quarterback Luke Doty (foot) back in the lineup.
Kickoff from Sanford Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs are 31-point favorites in the latest South Carolina vs. Georgia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 47. Before locking in any Georgia vs. South Carolina picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia vs. South Carolina and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college football odds and betting trends for South Carolina vs. Georgia:
- South Carolina vs. Georgia spread: Georgia -31
- South Carolina vs. Georgia over-under: 47 points
- South Carolina vs. Georgia money line: South Carolina +2500, Georgia -15000
- SC: The Under is 5-2 in Gamecocks last seven vs. a team with a winning record
- UGA: Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Why South Carolina can cover
The Gamecocks showed a lot of resilience against East Carolina. South Carolina committed three first-half turnovers, helping the Pirates jump out to a 14-0 first-half lead. With the Gamecocks needing a spark to help swing momentum, the fifth-year linebacker Damani Staley stepped up. Staley caught an interception and returned it 63 yards to get South Carolina on the board before the half.
Toward the end of the third quarter, quarterback Zeb Noland threw a 13-yard laser to redshirt junior Dakereon Joyner, who caught it in the back of the end zone. The Gamecocks then kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to escape with a win. The Gamecocks showed their fight and grit and they're hoping that gives them some momentum entering SEC play.
Why Georgia can cover
The Bulldogs have played shutdown defense in their first two matchups of the year. Georgia is the No. 1 ranked defense in the nation, allowing 177 yards a game and a nation low 3.1 yards per play. Georgia has made things incredibly hard on their opponents.
Teams can't seem to find an identity on offense when facing Georgia. The Bulldogs opened the year facing then-No. 3 ranked Clemson and shut the Tigers down. Clemson had a measly 180 yards of offense, including just two yards rushing. Georgia started the season off defeating Clemson 10-3 in a defensive matchup. The Bulldogs will be flying around on defense against the Gamecocks.
How to make South Carolina vs. Georgia picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting teams to combine for 46 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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