Kentucky at South Carolina odds, picks and prediction
The Kentucky Wildcats (3-0, 1-0 SEC) and South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1, 0-1) meet Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Kentucky at South Carolina odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.
The Wildcats have struggled in the past two outings, including last week against FCS Chattanooga, 28-23. However, Kentucky has won all three of its games, including the SEC opener against Mizzou Sept. 11. The Over is 3-0 in three games, too.
The Gamecocks were rolled 40-13 at Georgia Saturday, splashing a little cold water on their 2-0 SU start. South Carolina did cover between the hedges, however, and they're 2-0-1 ATS to date, while hitting the Under twice in three tries.
Kentucky at South Carolina odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Kentucky -205 (bet $205 to win $100) | South Carolina +165 (bet $100 to win $165)
- Against the spread (ATS): Kentucky -4.5 (-105) | South Carolina +4.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 48.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Kentucky at South Carolina odds, lines, picks and predictions
Kentucky 23, South Carolina 20
Kentucky (-205) is a little on the pricey side, costing more than two times your potential return, especially in what should be a very close game.
SOUTH CAROLINA +4.5 (-115) is worth playing at home, especially catching more than a field goal. Yes, Kentucky -4.5 (-105) is unbeaten in three tries, and yes, it has beaten South Carolina in six of the past seven meetings. However, Kentucky has won the past two games by seven against Mizzou and just five against Chattanooga. And those games were at home. It remains to be seen how this young team will respond in its first road game.
UNDER 48.5 (- 112) is the lean, especially if you listen to the trends.
The Under has hit in four of the past five road games for Kentucky, while going 7-3 in its past 10 as a road favorite. The Under is 4-1 in South Carolina's past five at home, too, while going 5-1 in the past six meetings with Kentucky.
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