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Georgia vs South Carolina Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Top-ranked national champs visit Columbia

Play the defending national champions is never easy, but an undefeated Georgia team coming to town after South Carolina allowed 44 points and more than 450 yards of total offense (while losing to Arkansas) could make for an interesting day at the office with the Gamecocks.

Gamecocks will need improved line play on both sides of the ball if they’re to hang with the Bulldogs. That’s something that hasn’t happened in the last two meetings.

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Only Missouri has allowed more points among SEC teams than the 58 surrendered by South Carolina so far. Georgia is leading the nation in scoring defense in 2022, as was the case in much of 2021.

According to the college football betting lines, Georgia (+200) is second only to Alabama in the odds to win the national title this season. South Carolina is 100 times that number, or +20000.

The Bulldogs (+125) are also second only to Alabama in the odds to win the SEC title. The Gamecocks (+15000) are currently 12th in the odds to win the SEC, according to the wagering.

Georgia did bolt ‘Bama, taking the top spot in the Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs received 53 of the 63 first-place votes in that poll while remaining at No.2 in the American Football Coaches Association poll.

Check the latest NCAAF picks stats, injury reports, and NCAAF odds for Georgia vs South Carolina. There are plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.

Georgia Bulldogs

The loss of five defensive players who went in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft might lead to a rebuilding process for some teams. Georgia’s not “some teams.”

The Bulldogs have allowed just three points in the first two games of the season. With two interceptions and just one sack, Georgia’s not making the splash plays on defense

Freshman defensive back Malaki Starks leads with eight tackles in the first two games. Six of the top 10 tacklers are either freshmen or sophomores, Georgia losing those eight defenders (overall) in the draft.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett is off to an impressive start this season. He has completed 75% of his passes (688 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions) in the first two games. He is now fourth in odds to win the Heisman.

Kenny McIntosh leads with 198 yards (14 catches), while Kendall Milton has 135 rush yards (7.5 yards per carry).

Georgia is 4-2 against the college football odds over its last six.

South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina is averaging just 1.95 yards per rushing attempt. Add in 16 tackles for loss and nine sacks and all that hasn’t helped. Georgia won’t help.

That’s two things that won’t help Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler didn’t have to face the type of defensive pressure during his time with the Sooners he’s had early with the Gamecocks. He has 603 passing yards in the first two games, but he also three interceptions and only two touchdowns. Antwane Wells (15 catches, 244 yards) has quickly emerged into a South Carolina threat.

Freshman Nick Emmanwori leads with 10 solo tackles in the first two games (Georgia State and Arkansas).

Something to consider for those who bet online, South Carolina has covered in just three of the last 15 games against SEC teams.

Georgia vs South Carolina Injury Report

Georgia offensive lineman Earnest Green (leg) and receiver Adonai Mitchell (ankle) are questionable, offensive lineman Drew Bobo (shoulder), defensive back Nyland Green (hamstring) and receiver Arian Smith (ankle) are out indefinitely. Running back Andrew Paul (knee) is done for the season.

South Carolina’s linebacker Mohamed Kaba (knee), offensive lineman Jakai Moore, receiver Corey Rucker, and defensive backs R.J. Roderick and David Spaulding questionable. Receiver Chad Terrell (knee) out for the season.

Georgia vs South Carolina Head-to-Head

Georgia has won six of the last seven, with the average margin of victory 23.3 points. The last time the teams met in Columbia, Georgia was a 45-16 winner as a 22-point favorite.

South Carolina’s last win came in 2019, 20-17 as a three-touchdown underdog.

The Bulldogs blitzed South Carolina, 26-0, in the second and third quarters during a 40-13 win in last meeting.

The total has gone over in each of the last five games in the series when South Carolina is playing at home. The total has also gone over in seven of the last nine games between the Bulldogs and Gamecocks.

Georgia vs South Carolina Game Information

  • Game: Georgia (2-0) vs South Carolina (2-0)
  • Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10:00 AM CT
  • Georgia vs South Carolina Live Stream: ESPN

Georgia vs South Carolina Betting Lines

Team Handicap Total
Georgia Bulldogs -24½ -110 53½  -110o
South Carolina Gamecocks +24½ -110 53½ -110u

Georgia vs South Carolina Prediction

Georgia’s a 24½-point favorite, winning last dozen games when favored by at least 20 points (just 5-7 against the spread in those games). South Carolina has won two of its last five games when listed as an ‘dog of at least 20 points, and that includes the last victory by the Gamecocks against Georgia.

Georgia’s surrendered just two trips to the red zone by the opposing team in the first two games of the season. T

Georgia has won 19 of its last 20 games (12-of-last-13) against SEC teams, 4-2 against the spread in its last six.

Georgia has covered against the spread in each of its last six road games, while the total has gone under in five of the Bulldogs’ last six.

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