College Football Bet – South Carolina at Kentucky on ESPN

December 1st, 2010 NCAA College Football Betting

Does South Carolina look appealing for your college football bet at SBG this week?

They are coming off a win over top-ranked Alabama and yet they are just five-point favorites in college football betting at Kentucky on Saturday.  Will the Gamecocks have a massive letdown or not?

South Carolina has moved into the Top 10 in the rankings but to stay there they will have to put last week’s win behind them and win on the road at Kentucky in a game that will be shown on ESPN.

Huge Game for South Carolina – Head coach Steve Spurrier has said this is the biggest game of the season for his team.  He doesn’t know if they can avoid at letdown after last week’s huge win. He also has said that his team is not an elite team even though they beat #1 Alabama.  Kentucky has never beaten a Steve Spurrier coached team but if you look at the odds at Sbg global you have to think they have a chance.

History Against the Gamecocks – Six times since 2002 a team upset the top-ranked team in the country and then played the following week.  Can you guess what happened the next week? Three of those teams lost outright. The last time it happened was in 2008 when Oregon State upset USC and then went to Utah the next week and lost.

Kentucky Can Score – The Wildcats can score but they are finding ways to lose. They scored 34 in last week’s 37-34 loss to Auburn. They scored 35 the previous week in a 42-35 loss to Mississippi.  If you are making a college football bet with the Wildcats, the problem for Kentucky is their rotten defense. Kentucky will probably be without senior running back Derrick Locke who is doubtful for this game.

The Numbers – South Carolina is 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference, while Kentucky is 3-3 and 0-3. The Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. They are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Gamecocks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings at Kentucky.
The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Over is 4-1 in the Gamecocks last 5 games overall. The Over is 8-3-1 in the Gamecocks last 12 road games. The Over is 5-0 in college football betting in the Wildcats last 5 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Kentucky.

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