The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in a Week 2 college football game on Saturday at Razorback Stadium.
Which team will win the game?
Check out these picks and predictions for the game, which is scheduled to kick off at 9am MST and can be seen on ESPN.
Arkansas is an 8.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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Fanside: Take Arkansas to cover vs. South Carolina
Josh Yourish writes, “Arkansas has the better quarterback and a lot more firepower. Rattler threw two picks against Georgia State and the Razorbacks defense is a big step up in the weight class. He’ll struggle and the Gamecocks could be looking his replacement earlier in the season. season.”
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Odds Checker: Go with Arkansas to cover against South Carolina
Matt MacKay writes, “This game will come down to the secondaries and the running game. South Carolina finished 2021 with the highest-ranked pass defense in the SEC and returns cornerback Cam Smith, safety RJ Roderick and transferred safety Devonni Reed out.” Rattler could finish with good numbers in the air, but he’ll need to manufacture points early to avoid falling into a multi-score deficit Arkansas played against a better opponent in Week 1 and posted 224 rushing yards, wearing down the Bearcats with a Lethal running game between Jefferson and Sanders South Carolina relied on two blocked punts to generate a late score against an inferior opponent and struggled to set up the running game I expect Arkansas to jump to an early lead en route to a win eight points at home against South Carolina.
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Betsperts: Arkansas will cover against South Carolina
The site predicts that Arkansas will win the game and cover the spread. He predicts that the total will sink.
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He writes: “Arkansas gave up too much to Cincinnati in the regular season opener but will bounce back with a big effort at home on Saturday against South Carolina. Arkansas has covered the number in four of the last five and the Razorbacks have covered the nut in six of last eight at home vs. South Carolina. South Carolina struggles in SEC play, failing to cover number and 11 of last 14.”
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Sports Chat Place: Take Arkansas to cover in game against South Carolina
He writes: “I’m sticking with Arkansas. The Razorbacks had a tough matchup early on this season and managed to fend off a talented Cincinnati team. The Razorbacks scored 447 total yards (224 rushing) on 6.3 yards per play and 23 first downs on a solid overall effort. As for South Carolina, they weren’t as statistically dominant as they probably should have been in their first outing of the year, but it was still a solid win. The Gamecocks had a couple of interceptions and went just 3-for-14 on third-down attempts, so they have some areas to work on in practice this week.”
Greenville News: Arkansas 37, South Carolina 31
Emily Adams writes, “Arkansas is a bad matchup for the Gamecocks and the offensive line struggles to give Rattler time in the pocket. Running backs are having a great day, especially Marshawn Lloyd, who finishes with two touchdowns and 100-plus yards.”
ESPN: Arkansas has a 73.4% chance of winning the game
The site gives South Carolina a 26.6% chance of winning the week 2 college football game.
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