South Carolina vs. UNC Betting Odds & Preview: Is Anyone Willing to Back Tar Heels?


Jim Dedmon, USA Today Sports.

Aug 31, 2019, 01:34 PM EDT

South Carolina vs. UNC Betting Odds

  • Odds: South Carolina -12
  • Over/Under: 62.5
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

All odds above are as of Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET and via PointsBet.

Starting a true freshman quarterback in Week 1 is rarely an ideal scenario for a college football team. Starting one against an SEC defense in his first career collegiate action probably isn’t going to end well.

North Carolina will do just that when they throw 4-star quarterback Sam Howell into the fire against South Carolina. He was a massive recruit for the Tar Heels but that doesn’t mean he’ll be a star right away.

That’s why 62% of the bets are 87% of the money has come in on the Gamecocks thus far.

South Carolina has massive advantages in explosiveness and line score when they have the ball. The Gamecocks ranked 28th in explosiveness and 48th in offensive line score while North Carolina was 102nd in defending explosive plays and 91st in defensive line score.

The temperature is going to be nearly 90 degrees in Charlotte on Saturday so the break-neck pace that South Carolina moves at will wear out UNC’s defense even faster.

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