This week 12 college football matchup between the Gamecocks and Wildcats takes place on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 ET. The Gamecocks will host the Wildcats at Williams-Brice Stadium with the game being televised on SECN. In this matchup of SEC conference rivals, the Wildcats are listed as 2 point road favorites. Can they secure a road victory and cover the spread?
KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -2
This game will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium at 7:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE KENTUCKY WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-26 in favor of Kentucky.
- Not only will Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 54 points, and we like the over with a projected 57 points.
Can the Wildcats Deliver Being Favored on the Road?
So far, the Kentucky Wildcats are 6-4, including going 2-1 on the road and 3-3 at home.
So far, Kentucky has been favored six times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-4 and an average scoring differential of +4.1.
Heading into this week’s game, Kentucky’s over/under record is 7-2. Their average margin against their over/under lines is currently +7.3 with their games averaging 54.1 points per game.
Heading into their matchup vs. South Carolina, the Wildcats’ offense is averaging 136.5 rushing yards per game, along with 5 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 89th rank in rushing yards and 85th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 206.8 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Kentucky is at 29.1 points per game, which is 48th in the NCAA.
Kentucky’s defense holds the 84th rank in passing yards allowed per game as they head into this game. On average, opponents have made 33 passing attempts against the Wildcats. They have given up 25 points per game, which places them at 92nd in college football. In the rush defense category, they rank 39th in the NCAA.
Are the Gamecocks Ready for a Home Win?
With a 4-6 record, the South Carolina Gamecocks take on Kentucky. Their road record so far is (0-5) and at home (2-1).
So far, South Carolina has been favored three times and the underdog in five games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-4 and an average scoring differential of +0.2.
Over the course of 10 games, the average over/under line in South Carolina’s matchups has been 54.4 points. These games have had an average combined score of 57.4 points, leading to an OU record of 3-5.
South Carolina’s offense is averaging 28.8 points per game, which ranks them 51st in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 301.7 passing yards on average, putting them at 12th in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 119th in rushing yards, with an average of 305 rushing attempts per game this season.
This season, the Gamecocks’ defense has yielded an average of 150.2 rushing yards, earning them a rank of 123rd. Opponents have an average of 268.4 passing yards, with opposing quarterbacks attaining a passer rating of 92.8 when facing South Carolina. They are currently 34th in points allowed in NCAA rankings.