South Carolina football: Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats odds and prediction

South Carolina football: Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats odds and prediction for college football week 4 matchup.

The South Carolina football team took their first loss on the year last weekend to the second-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, falling 40-13 in Sanford Stadium. Now, they look to bounce back against another SEC East rival in the form of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Mark Stoops’ bunch is sitting at 3-0 on the season after beating Chattanooga in a close one last Saturday, 28-23. The Wildcats are tied atop the SEC standings, having taken down Missouri in week two, and they look to stay undefeated as they roll into Williams-Brice Stadium.

Kentucky has had the Gamecocks’ number over the last few seasons, winning six of the last seven meetings. That includes a 2-1 mark in Columbia, though South Carolina did take the last matchup on their home turf by a score of 24-7.

In all, the series has become nearly even, with the Gamecocks holding a slight 18-13-1 advantage in the 32 overall meetings. Can they land a win against a quality foe this Saturday? Let’s take a look at South Carolina’s odds to pull an upset and earn their first conference victory.

South Carolina football vs. Kentucky Wildcats odds week 4.

The Week 4 betting odds on WynnBET have the Gamecocks listed as five-point underdogs at home. They have +175 moneyline odds, while Kentucky is the favorite at -225. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 49.5 points.

South Carolina football vs. Kentucky Wildcats prediction week 4. 

Kentucky has gotten off to a hot start, though they’ve been playing with fire over the last two weeks. The Wildcats have earned back-to-back one-score wins against Missouri and Chattanooga, and the offense struggled last weekend with three turnovers and less than 400 yards against its Group of Five opponent.

This will also represent Kentucky’s first road trip of the year, and it should be an electric atmosphere in front of a sold-out crowd in Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks, on the other hand, will be happy to get back to their friendly home confines after back-to-back road games.

South Carolina took some lumps last week, but it showed toughness in the loss to the Bulldogs. Despite the results, I think the team is continuing to gain confidence. Fans got their first Luke Doty sighting on Saturday, and it looks as though he’s finally ready to guide the offense.

This game will come down to which team can have the most success on offense. Each of these defensive units have been stout, surrendering less than 300 yards per game. The strength of each offensive unit is the run game, with Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez leading the SEC in rushing. The Gamecocks’ Kevin Harris accomplished the same feat last year.

Who can find success moving the football?

As far as a prediction goes, it may be smart to stick to the under. The total in six of the last seven matchups has fallen under the 49.5-point mark, and we anticipate a similar result in this year’s edition.

Our garnet-colored glasses also have us believing that the home crowd will be a factor and help the Gamecocks leave Williams-Brice Stadium with a huge win.

Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats
20
South Carolina Gamecocks
21

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