College Football: SEC UGA vs. SC
#3 Georgia Bulldogs (1-0, 0-0 Conf.) at #24 South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0, 0-0 Conf.)
September 8, 2018- 3:30 PM ET (TV CBS) Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbus, SC
Great gridiron action on tap for Saturday afternoon as a pair of SEC East rivals will clash between the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs and #24 South Carolina Gamecocks in a contest that has the following College Football odds;
The current public NCAAF consensus is in favor of the Bulldogs with a -385 moneyline.
After easy opening season wins for both teams, the Bulldogs (1-0) and Gamecocks (1-0) are expected to be better tested in a battle at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbus. Georgia is coming off a 45-0 shutout win over Austin Peay, while South Carolina disposed of Coastal Carolina by a 49-15 score.
In last week’s win, the Bulldogs used a balanced attack with 224.0 yards passing and 284.0 yards rushing by seven-different players; good news for the running game after Georgia saw running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel leave to the NFL.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm in limited action before taking the rest of the day off went for 157 yards with two touchdowns on 12-for-16 passing. Backup Justin Fields passed for 63 yards with a touchdown of his own.
South Carolina in their victory used a more up-tempo offensive attack behind QB Jake Bentley who threw for four touchdowns but will the Gamecocks use that same blueprint against the Georgia defense as they enter as (+10) point underdogs or go back to a more conservative attack behind the run? SC rushed for 263 yards in their win but with a defense like Georgia, they may look to keep the Bulldogs guessing and open things up?
Over the last 10 head-to-head matchups, the Bulldogs hold a 6-4 advantage, including winning four of the last 5 games.
We may get a taste of good ‘ol fashion running football in this one as both squads will seek to control the pace; who will do a better job, we shall see? For sports betting purposes for this UGA vs. SC matchup from our best sportsbooks, BetNow is favoring the Bulldogs (-10) points over South Carolina with MyBookie laying the Over/Under at 58.0 total game points scored.
With all signs pointing to ball control, I will favor the UNDER of 58.0 total game points scored as my best betting pick.