Kentucky vs. South Carolina Odds

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NORMAN, OK (The Spread) – No. 13 South Carolina looks to pick up an SEC victory on Saturday when it hosts Kentucky at 7:30PM ET on ESPN3.

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South Carolina is 3-1 overall, 2-0 at home and 1-3 against the spread. Kentucky is 1-3 overall, 0-1 on the road and 1-3 against the spread. South Carolina has won nine of its last 10 against Kentucky.

Trends show that South Carolina is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 against Kentucky. These two have hit the over in their last 6 meetings overall and in their last 6 meetings at South Carolina.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, South Carolina is the favorite at home, as the Gamecocks have odds of -21 to win, while the over/under total for the game has been set at 54 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had South Carolina favored by 21 points. The spread moved up to 21.5 points before falling back to 21. The over/under total opened at 55 points and hit a peak of 56 before falling back to 53.5 points. It has since moved up to 54.

South Carolina is 3-1 following its 28-25 win over Central Florida. The Gamecocks found themselves down early in the game and they lost quarterback Connor Shaw to a shoulder injury along the way, but the team rallied to get the win. Shaw is doubtful to play in this game, which means Dylan Thompson will step in. He is 23 of 42 passing for 365 yards and one touchdown. Mike Davis has rushed for 508 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense.

Kentucky fell to 1-3 last week after losing to Florida, 24-7. The Wildcats have lost two straight, both to ranked opponents. The Wildcats are scoring 21.8 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 23.3 points per game. Maxwell Smith has thrown for 634 yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense, while Javess Blue has caught 18 passes for 213 yards and one touchdown.

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In terms of Injuries, South Carolina receiver Carlton Heard (hamstring) and tackle Mike Matulis (shoulder) are both questionable. Kentucky has no new injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -21 points against Kentucky.

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