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South Carolina Gamecocks at Kentucky Wildcats Week 6 Betting Pick and Odds

South Carolina Gamecocks

vs

Kentucky Wildcats
Saturday, October 04, 2014 7:30 PM ET
Commonwealth Stadium

The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to rebound from a disappointing home loss in SEC play when they visit the Kentucky Wildcats in their conference road opener on Saturday. The Gamecocks are coming off a 21-20 loss to Missouri last week as 6.5-point favorites to drop them to 3-2 straight up and 1-4 against the spread this season.

The Wildcats have struggled against conference opponents at home recently, losing eight of their last nine at Commonwealth Stadium and failing to cover their past six vs. SEC foes there. Kentucky had covered three straight overall before falling short of the number in beating Vanderbilt last week as a 16.5-point favorite.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting South Carolina Gamecocks opened as -7.5-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Gamecocks to win this game on Saturday 46-35. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-1 so far on the season, and 3-1 ATS vs the point spread. The South Carolina Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 1-3 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Kentucky go 2-2 and the South Carolina Gamecocks go 3-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs South Carolina injuries news.

The game pits the Kentucky Wildcats, currently No. 105 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the South Carolina Gamecocks, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey.

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How South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kentucky Wildcats No. 65-ranked offense (31.5 PPG) against a South Carolina Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 98 at 33 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats passing attack has averaged 290.5 yards per game, more than the South Carolina Gamecocks give up through the air (275.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the South Carolina Gamecocks own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 52 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Carolina was a 21-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tigers. They failed to cover the -6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, South Carolina got a 104-yard performance from Mike Davis, but Missouri prevailed 21-20.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 17-7 winner as they battled Commodores at home. Kentucky failed to cover in the match as a -16.5-point favorite, while 24 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Wildcats grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Commodores in their last game, winning 17-7 at Commonwealth Stadium.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
South Carolina is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games
South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Kentucky is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kentucky's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Carolina home to Furman, Saturday, October 18th
Kentucky home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 11th

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