For many of the bigger teams in college football, Week 1 of the new season was little more than a warm-up game, with most of the top programs playing lesser opponents to get the season rolling. For most, that is all about to change in Week 2, as there are some huge games on the calendar this coming Saturday, with a handful of conference games included in that mix. SEC clashes are always a lot of fun to watch, and we have one this weekend that could well set the tone early in the SEC East.The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a great season where they came up just short in the National Championship Game, so it’s no real surprise that they are the favorites to win the division. If anyone can give them a run for their money, you would have to think that it is the South Carolina Gamecocks, a team who took a big step forward last season. The Bulldogs are on the road for this one but in as a 10-point favorite, with the point total set at 52.
Georgia at South Carolina College Football Week 2 Spread & Pick
- When: Saturday, September 8 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: CBS Sports
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -10 (Total 52.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 32°C/90°F
- Humidity: 43%
- Precipitation: 15%
- Cloud Cover: 40%
- Wind: 5 mph ESE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?The Bulldogs opened the season with a totally expected one-sided 45-0 win over the Austin Peay Governors. Coach Kirby Smart was not among the people praising the Bulldogs for the lopsided win, as he feels that his team will need to execute better this week versus a much tougher opponent. Georgia looks as though they have a pair of QB’s that can play at a high level, as both Jake Fromm and freshman Justin Fields put up some impressive numbers in the opening game.The running game also looks to be very healthy despite losing Chubb and Michel to the NFL, while the defense was about as solid as you would expect considering the opposition. Georgia fell 1 point short of covering in Week 1 and are now 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games. While 4 of the last 5 games between these two have gone OVER, 9 of 11 games played in Columbia have gone UNDER.
Why bet on the South Carolina Gamecocks?Last season was very much a step in the right direction for this program, but they still have a way to go to reach the level that Georgia is currently playing at. There does appear to be a shift in the way that Will Muschamp is choosing to do business, as the Gamecocks are now shifting to a more up-tempo style of offense, a move that they seem to be comfortable making with QB Jake Bentley under center.He did not see a lot of time in Week 1 in a game that South Carolina dominated with a 49-15 win over Coastal Carolina. The Gamecocks covered the 31-point spread in that one, taking them to 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games. The Gamecocks have covered in 6 of their last 9 meetings with Georgia but are just 1-4 SU in the last 5 against the Dawgs.
Latest College Football Week 2 Betting Trends for Georgia at South Carolina
- Georgia is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Georgia is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia’s last 6 games on the road
- South Carolina is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games
- South Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 5 games when playing Georgia