Kentucky at South Carolina 9/25/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1) vs Kentucky Wildcats (3-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)
Betting Odds: South Carolina Gamecocks +5-- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Kentucky faces South Carolina on Saturday, September 25th, at Williams-Brice Stadium for a Week 4 college football matchup.
Kentucky is off and running to start the 2021 campaign as the Wildcats are a perfect 3-0. Kentucky has played two weak teams in ULM and Chattanooga, however, Kentucky also took down a tough Missouri team for its first SEC win of the season. Kentucky is scoring 36 points per game and earning 474 total yards per contest as well. Kentucky's quarterback, Will Levis, has completed 64.6% of his passes for 800 yards, seven passing touchdowns, and four interceptions. Kentucky's leading rusher is Christopher Rodriguez Jr who has 377 rushing yards on 59 attempts for 6.4 yards per attempt and four touchdowns. Kentucky has allowed 20 points per game and only 275 total yards per contest defensively. Kentucky will be playing in its first road contest of the season and it will look to improve to 2-0 in SEC play.
South Carolina took its first loss of the season when it had to take on Georgia on the road last week. Georgia took down South Carolina by the final score of 40-13 in a game that South Carolina struggled in from the start. It was 26-6 Georgia at the half and South Carolina was never able to make it a game against one of the best defenses in the country. South Carolina has averaged 26 points per game on 359 total yards of offense per contest as well. South Carolina has focused on its ground game as the passing game has yet to catch fire, only earning 208 passing yards per game. South Carolina's defense has held up well this season, allowing 19 points per game and only 288 total yards per game as well.
Kentucky opens as a 5-point favorite and the total is set at 48. This total is low for a reason, as both of these defenses have been impressive this season. I think South Carolina's game against Georgia only prepares the team more when it comes to this home conference matchup. I will take the under here, as I expect this game to be rather low-scoring as both teams rely on their strong defensive fronts.