Georgia football is one of the favorites to win the national championship this season, and many Bulldogs fans who are watching those odds are also watching the week-to-week point spreads as well. With that in mind, DawgNation is proud to share a brand new show — in partnership with R.S. Andrews — called Go With the Flow. It offers a chance to hear from some of your favorite DawgNation personalities as they share their thoughts on UGA, and the other big games each week around college football, and play along with R.S. Andrews’ Dari Payrow as he decides which picks he likes best.
3 things to know before betting UGA as a 21.5-point favorite vs. South Carolina
UGA is 2-1 against the spread vs. South Carolina under coach Kirby Smart.
The Bulldogs have won all three meetings vs. the Gamecocks during Smart’s tenure, and covered the spread in two of those games — including a 41-17 victory as an eight-point favorite at South Carolina last September. However, the 2016 contest — which UGA covered as an 8.5-point favorite — probably was a bit of a heart stopper. UGA bettors needed Terry Godwin’s scoop and score on an onside kick to preserve a 28-14 win to send them to the pay window.
UGA is 2-3 against the spread when favored by 20 or more points at home vs. SEC teams under Smart.
UGA covered as a 26-point favorite against Vanderbilt last season, and as 22.5-point favorites vs. Kentucky in 2017. However, the Bulldogs failed to meet the spread as 30.5-point favorites in a 38-12 win vs. Tennessee last season, and were held below the number in wins vs. Missouri and the Gamecocks in 2017 as well.
The UGA-South Carolina point spread has dropped by three points this week.
As of this writing, the UGA-South Carolina point spread can be commonly found at 21.5. However, it opened at 24.5. Typically a line move of this type suggests money coming in on the underdog. Although, there’s also a chance the spread could move back in the direction of the favorite before kickoff at noon on Saturday (Odds and trend data courtesy of OddsShark).
Best of luck with your picks this week. For more information on UGA, and the top games of the weekend, check out DawgNation’s sports betting show, Go With the Flow, linked below.