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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

September 16, 2023


Two SEC East Division rivals square off in week 3 of the college football season as the South Carolina Gamecocks travel to take on the #1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. South Carolina enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 47-21 win at home against the Furman Paladins while the Georgia Bulldogs enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 45-3 win at home against the Ball State Cardinals in week 2 of the college football season. 

Will the Bulldogs win in a rout at home or will the Gamecocks keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The South Carolina Gamecocks enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a loss in week 1 against the North Carolina Tar Heels at home by a score of 17-31 and a win at home in week 2 against the Furman Paladins by a score of 47-21 while covering the spread as an 18-point home favorite. South Carolina scored 47 points while compiling 569 total yards offensively which included 463 passing yards and 106 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 323 total yards defensively which included 243 passing yards and 80 rushing yards. 

Spencer Rattler led the team in passing, completing 25 of 27 attempts for 345 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for eight yards and one touchdown on three attempts. Dakereon Joyner led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 53 yards. Xavier Legette led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 118 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia enters this game ranked #1 in both the AP and Coaches Polls with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the UT-Martin Skyhawks by a score of 48-7 and at home against the Ball State Cardinals by a score of 45-3. The Bulldogs scored 45 points while compiling a total of 386 total yards offensively which included 287 yards passing and 99 yards rushing while allowing 3 points and 224 total yards defensively which included 147 passing yards and 77 rushing yards. 

Carson Beck led the team in passing, completing 23 of 30 attempts for 283 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding 17 rushing yards. Roderick Robinson II led the team in rushing with six carries for 38 yards and a touchdown. Oscar Delp led the team in receiving, catching two of three targets for 50 yards.

BookMaker has the Georgia Bulldogs listed as 26.5-point favorites at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks in week 3 of the college football season on Saturday. Georgia has won eight of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. 

South Carolina is 1-1 ATS overall 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Georgia Bulldogs are 0-1-1 ATS overall, 0-1-1 ATS at home, and 0-1-1 ATS as a favorite.

Georgia is the more talented team and has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row. The Bulldogs are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Georgia Bulldogs -26 at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Georgia Bulldogs -26