No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 24 South Carolina Gamecocks
Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m.; Williams-Brice Stadium; Columbia, S.C.
TV: CBS; Line: Georgia -10; Over/Under: 56.5
This game will most likely decide who wins the SEC East title. Both teams have had this game circled on their calendars since day one of the new seasons. South Carolina has the momentum to win here, they are playing at home, and they have a history of success. What’s the success? The Gamecocks have beaten Georgia three straight times at Williams-Bryce Stadium before losing in 2016.
Georgia is the more talented team here, and I would not be shocked if they win this game. But my gut is telling me to pick the Gamecocks in a major upset over the Bulldogs. To do that though, South Carolina must play a perfectly executed, mistake-free type of game. I believe that is what exactly will happen. Give me the Gamecocks to win this game.
South Carolina: 24 Georgia: 20 (South Carolina +10; Under)
Georgia at South Carolina could potential he be one of the best games in college football this season. It honestly could be a difference maker in the SEC East title race. After two blowouts in week one, we don’t know much about either team other than both teams lost a lot of starters from their defenses, However, if you think that means they aren’t going to have tough defenses, you’re wrong.
Georgia comes in as a 10 point favorite against the Gamecocks. I just think that is too many points especially with South Carolina being at home. Here’s a trend for you. South Carolina is 14-5-1 as an underdog at home against the spread in their last 20 games. Also in the Gamecocks last 18 SEC games 14 times the under here.
Georgia: 30 South Carolina: 24 (South Carolina +10; Under)
Just like Kansas State-Mississippi State, this game should have all the makings of an upset. The South Carolina Gamecocks are an experienced team at home facing a Georgia Bulldogs team loaded with talent but extremely young, especially on defense. Both teams likely beat Tennessee football this year. However, I am still not a believer in Will Muschamp’s program. His strong finish last year was by beating a bunch of losing teams and then a Michigan team that phoned in their bowl game. There’s no reason to believe in them.
Because of that, I’ve got the Dawgs winning this game. However, there’s no reason to pick Georgia to cover. Muschamp lost by 14 on the road last year. His team is at home this year, they are better, and UGA is worse. As a result, I’ve got the Dawgs winning in what will be a good old-fashioned SEC game. But take South Carolina on the spread, and bet on the under.
Georgia: 28 South Carolina: 20 (South Carolina +10; Under)