|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football odds handicappers will get a SEC college football betting treat in just the second weekend of the season as Georgia hosts South Carolina. College football odds bettors were impressed with South Carolina’s college football betting cover in their opener at NC State while Georgia continues to frustrate.
South Carolina is again considered a middle of the pack SEC team against the college football odds and has a fresh look from the past few college football betting seasons that may actually make them a better online betting commodity.
The Gamecocks return only 5 starters on offense and 6 on defense and have a new quarterback in sophomore Stephen Garcia. Garcia was not that impressive against the college football odds last week in South Carolina’s 7-3 win and cover as 5-point dogs at North Carolina State as he went 13-22 for 148 yards with 1 interception. T
he strength of the Gamecocks against the college football odds was their defense that suffocated the Wolfpack, who gained only 133 total yards including just 59 on the ground. Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson continues to field an improving and impressive unit against the college football odds in only his second year in charge. The Gamecocks have failed to cover in just 5 out of their last 18 road games.
The Georgia Bulldogs had a tough opening assignment against the college football odds as they lost at Oklahoma State 10-24 as 5.5-point dogs. Georgia has 7 starters returning on offense and 8 on defense and was touted as the one team that could overtake Florida against the college football odds for the SEC title.
Senior quarterback Joe Cox had a rough opener against the college football odds as he was 15-30 for 162 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Georgia was held to just 257 yards by Okie State, who was not considered a defensive power. The loss put coach Mark Richt right back on the hot seat as he caught considerable heat last year for losing 3 games with a team that was ranked as a preseason number 1. Richt lost key games to Alabama, Florida, and hated Georgia Tech which is not good for one’s job security in Athens. Georgia has gotten the cash in just 1 out of their last 6 games at home.