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South Carolina Gamecocks Open as Week 4 Betting Underdogs vs Wildcats

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Kentucky Wildcats as -1.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 27-26 result in favor of the Wildcats. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kentucky battles the South Carolina Gamecocks, currently with a 2-1 mark (2-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-0 for the Wildcats and 0-3 for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs South Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kentucky Wildcats rated this week at No. 96 and the South Carolina Gamecocks sitting at No. 86.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kentucky Wildcats No. 55-ranked offense (34.67 PPG) against a South Carolina Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 29 at 17.33 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats passing attack has averaged 226.33 yards per game, more than the South Carolina Gamecocks give up through the air (222.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the South Carolina Gamecocks own the league's No. 72-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 229.5 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gamecocks grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Pirates in their last game, winning 20-15 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Stephen Johnson throttled the Aggies defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 310 yards as Kentucky handed New Mexico State a 62-42 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • South Carolina is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • South Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games
  • South Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Kentucky is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

South Carolina home to Texas A&M, Saturday, October 1st
Kentucky at Alabama, Saturday, October 1st