- The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2.5-point favorites against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
- Underdogs won outright in the last two meetings of the Carolina rivalry.
- The best bet is on the over at 64.5 points with -110 odds.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Drake Maye and the North Carolina Tar Heels are 2.5-point favorites against Spencer Rattler and the South Carolina Gamecocks. South Carolina is 7-2 all-time against North Carolina, winning their most recent meeting in 2021 by 17 points after being a 12-point underdog.
Still, odds list North Carolina as the legal sports betting favorite in the battle for Carolina on Saturday night.
North Carolina Vs South Carolina Betting Lines
|North Carolina||-2.5 (-110)||-135||O64.5 (-110)|
|South Carolina||+2.5 (-110)||+115||U64.5 (-110)|
North Carolina was 7-3 outright but just 2-7-1 against the spread as a favorite. The Tar Heels lost their final four games last season, but legal North Carolina sports betting sites are favoring them to start 2023 with a win at -135 moneyline odds.
South Carolina won four of their last five head-to-head meetings and has +115 odds to win again on Saturday night. The Gamecocks covered the spread in three of those meetings.
Betting on the Over at 64.5 Points (-110)
The total at legal online sportsbooks opened at 70.5 points but now sits at 64.5 points with just two days before kickoff. With both teams possessing high-powered offenses but poor defenses, the over is the best bet in the game.
Last season, North Carolina’s defense surrendered 30.8 points per game, ranking 102 of 131 teams in the country. South Carolina wasn’t much better, as the Gamecocks allowed 28.8 points per game.
However, both teams score over 32 points a game. Bets on the legal South Carolina sports betting total at 64.5 points should be on the over in what expects to be a high-scoring affair.
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