Gamecocks Wildcats Betting Preview for Week 6

Kentucky Wildcats South Carolina Gamecocks
1-3 October 05, 2013, 07:30 | Williams-Brice Stadium 2-1

 

Week 6 action on Saturday will see the Gamecocks looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Wildcats visit Williams-Brice Stadium.

They will face the 1-3 Wildcats, who own a 1-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Wildcats listed as 21-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gamecocks rated this week at No. 46 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 111. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-22 result in favor of the Gamecocks this week.

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Kentucky lost its last outing, a 24-7 result against Florida on September 28. Kentucky failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 31 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Central Florida was unable to contain Mike Davis in its last action Saturday and the result was a 28-25 Week 5 loss against the Gamecocks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 30 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 51 this week at 23.25 PPG. The Gamecocks aerial game is averaging 257.5 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 175 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 148 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 45 in rushing offense at home.

A few Wildcats at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing South Carolina
Kentucky is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing South Carolina
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kentucky
South Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Kentucky
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kentucky at Alabama, Saturday, October 12th
South Carolina at Arkansas, Saturday, October 12th

 

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