South Carolina vs Georgia Picks, Line and Odds
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Sanford Stadium is the site where Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday. South Carolina opens this game as 24.5-point dogs. The Gamecocks are 3-2-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
10/07/19 RB Rico Dowdle Ankle is probable Saturday vs Georgia
10/07/19 QB Ryan Hilinski Elbow is probable Saturday vs Georgia
10/06/19 RB A.J. Turner Thumb is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
10/06/19 DL Aaron Sterling Knee is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
10/06/19 QB Dakereon Joyner Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
10/06/19 OL Hank Manos Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
10/06/19 WR Shi Smith Side is questionable Saturday vs Georgia
09/22/19 RB Kevin Harris Undisclosed is out for season
09/15/19 DL Brad Johnson Groin is out indefinitely
09/15/19 WR Randrecous Davis Ankle is out indefinitely
09/08/19 QB Jake Bentley Foot is out for season
08/29/19 DL Keir Thomas Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
09/10/19 WR Tommy Bush Hernia is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the South Carolina Gamecocks played the Kentucky Wildcats and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-7. Leading the way at QB for the Gamecocks was Ryan Hilinski who went 15/27 with 140 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tavien Feaster paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 7.1 yards per tote. Bryan Edwards was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 37 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 6.2 yards per reception during the game. The Gamecocks ended up rushing 46 times and generated 247 yards giving them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 73 plays for 387 yards. In the game, the Gamecocks totaled 21 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 40 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, South Carolina gave up 13 catches on 34 throws for a total of 97 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.2%. In the running game, the Gamecocks gave up 115 yards on 28 tries which gave the opponent an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 212 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Gamecocks come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 30.6 points per contest, putting them 63rd in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 203.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 5th in the Southeastern Conference. For total yardage, they rank 8th in the conference and 61st in D-1 with 2,162 yards. The Gamecocks have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 24.4 points per game putting them 9th in the SEC. In discussing yards rushing, South Carolina is giving up 139 yards per game which has them at 9th in the Southeastern Conference and 53rd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the Southeastern Conference and 52nd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 695 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Gamecocks have conceded 1,143 yards. Teams are completing 59.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Georgia Bulldogs went up against the Tennessee Volunteers and won 43-14. Running the show from under center for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 24/29 with 288 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Brian Herrien led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 40 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 88 yards via 11 carries which meant he averaged 8.0 yards per tote. D'Andre Swift was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 72 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per reception for that game. The Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 41 times and totaled 238 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per carry. In the game, they totaled 70 plays for a total of 526 yards. For the contest, the Bulldogs racked up 26 first downs and they had 11 penalties for 107 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia gave up 15 completions on 33 attempts totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. Against the run, the Bulldogs gave up 70 yards on 29 runs which means they allowed 2.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 343 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Bulldogs head into this game 5-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Bulldogs have one of the best offenses in college football. Georgia is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 250.4 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 13th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,252 yards rushing through 5 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bulldogs average 512.6 yards per contest overall putting them 11th in the nation and 3rd in the SEC. The Bulldogs are allowing 10.8 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Southeastern Conference and 7th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are allowing 219 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 7th in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 54 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 59.6 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the country and 1st in the conference. This season, they have given up a total of 298 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -24.5
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