- Georgia Bulldogs take care of business in this SEC showdown
- South Carolina keeps this game respectable in a loss
- Expect plenty of offense as both teams will want to take some shots
The Georgia Bulldogs host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday to kick off SEC action for each school. Both teams come into this game with a perfect 2-0 record, but there is still plenty of separation between these two rivals.
Georgia picked up a win over Clemson in the season opener, and the Bulldogs are the number two ranked team in the country. This team has a legitimate chance of winning the SEC and being a participant in the College Football Playoff.
South Carolina needed a dramatic comeback to knock off East Carolina in Week 2, but it avoided a devastating loss. The Gamecocks will have to step up their play as things will be much tougher in the mighty SEC.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Georgia Bulldogs -31.0
- MoneyLine: Georgia -10,000
- Total: Over/Under 48.5
All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.
Georgia vs South Carolina Prediction: Spread
Georgia is coming off of a 56-7 win over UAB in Week 2, and that offense found plenty of life in that game. The Bulldogs have allowed just 10 total points all season long and that has allowed them to create some separation.
South Carolina has been a great defensive team as well, allowing just 17 total points through two games. The Gamecocks are going to struggle to score on Saturday, but that defense will keep them competitive.
Covering 31 points is a lot in the SEC, and Georgia won’t be able to do it on Saturday. This will be a big win for the Bulldogs, but the Gamecocks can keep it within four scores.
- Free Prediction: South Carolina +31.0
Georgia vs South Carolina Prediction: MoneyLine
Georgia is not going to lose this game at home, but they are also -10,000 on the moneyline. Those are pretty ridiculous odds for an SEC matchup, and those are also odds that you don’t even want to mess with.
Staying away from the moneyline is the best way to go in this game, but taking South Carolina is the only bet worth making. It’s not likely that the Gamecocks win, but it would be a massive payday if they pulled off the upset.
- Free Prediction: South Carolina +2000
Georgia vs South Carolina Prediction: Total
The SEC is known for its smash-mouth brand of football, but the offenses have started to take over in recent years. This is a matchup that might have been won with 20 points a season ago, but that won’t be how this game is played.
Georgia put up 56 points in Week 2 and they proved that they can be an explosive offense. The Bulldogs won’t get near that many points in this game, but it will still be a great offensive showing.
South Carolina will get close to 20 and that is going to push this total way over the 48.5 points.
- Free Prediction: OVER 48.5