ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: Georgia vs. South Carolina Print
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:30
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Georgia vs. South Carolina Odds

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COLUMBIA, SC (The Spread) – No. 6 South Carolina hosts No. 5 Georgia in a pivotal SEC East contest this Saturday at 7PM ET on ESPN.

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Both teams enter this game at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC. The Bulldogs are 1-0 on the road and 2-3 against the spread while the Gamecocks are 3-0 at home and 4-1 ATS. South Carolina has won the last two games in this series.

Trends show that the road team is 5-1-1 against the spread in the last 7 games in this series and Georgia is just 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 against South Carolina. These two teams have hit the under in their last 8 meetings in South Carolina.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv South Carolina is the slight favorite at home, as the Gamecocks are getting odds of -2 points at home against Georgia. The over/under total has been set at 54 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had South Carolina as a 2.5-point favorite. The spread reached a peak of 3 points and a low of 1.5 before closing at South Carolina -2.

South Carolina is coming off a 38-17 win over Kentucky last week on the road. The Gamecocks, as usual, are led by their solid defense. Right now, South Carolina ranks sixth in the nation in scoring, allowing just 11.2 points per game. The offense hasn’t been too bad either, averaging 36.6 points per game themselves. The team is being led by running back Marcus Lattimore, who has 440 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.

Georgia is coming off a 51-44 win at home over Tennessee last week. The Bulldogs have now allowed at least 20 points in four of their five games. On the season, Georgia is giving up an average of 22 points per game. However, the offense ranks eighth in the nation in scoring, averaging 48.2 points per game. The team is being led by running back Todd Gurley, who has rushed for 536 yards and 9 TDs thus far.

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In terms of Injuries, Georgia running back Brandon Harton is expected to be out with a thumb injury while offensive lineman Hunter Long is out with a foot injury. South Carolina running backs Shon Carson (wrist) and Brandon Wilds (ankle) are out for this game.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Georgia. The Bulldogs are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of +2 points at South Carolina on Saturday.

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