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South Carolina Gamecocks Hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

Bank of America Stadium features a battle between the host South Carolina Gamecocks and the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels in college football betting action Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the South Carolina Gamecocks here saw them at Bovada as -3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 27-23 result in favor of the Tar Heels on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs South Carolina Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

South Carolina battles the North Carolina Tar Heels, currently with a 6-7 mark (5-8 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 6-7 for the Gamecocks and 6-7 for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and South Carolina vs North Carolina injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 51 and the North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 93 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits South Carolina's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 32.62 PPG, against a North Carolina defense that ranks No. 120 this week at 39 PPG. The South Carolina aerial game is averaging 281.62 yards per game, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels secondary allows through the air, 257.38 YPG per game.

Defensively, the North Carolina Tar Heels feature the league's No. 58-rated road run defense, allowing 171.6 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 49 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

T.J. Logan tore up the turf for 110 rushing yards in the latest Tar Heels game, a 40-21 loss to the Scarlet Knights at Ford Field.

Pharoh Cooper was good for 170 receiving yards in the Gamecocks's most recent action, helping his team to a 24-21 victory over the Hurricanes.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Carolina's last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games
  • South Carolina is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games at home
  • South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • South Carolina is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to North Carolina A&T, Saturday, September 12th
South Carolina home to Kentucky, Saturday, September 12th