Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Picks for all of the Week 5 SEC football action.
Last Week: 9-1 straight up, 3-6 against the spread
Season: 38-6 straight up, 19-18 against the spread
The pattern of good odd weeks and bad even weeks continued, at least according to the spread. There's only six games this weekend, so it doesn't offer much room to rally unfortunately.
Texas A&M (-13) over Arkansas 34-17
I'm purely guessing here. I don't think there's much about A&M's sole game against a good team applies over to this one, and Arkansas is kind of a wounded animal at this point. Kyle Field wins out? I guess?
Missouri (+2.5) over UCF 17-10
It feels weird to see Mizzou getting points at a CUSA team, but here we are. Anyway, UCF has been a secondary rooting interest of mine for a long time thanks to my mother having gone there. This is the kind of game they lose more often than not.
Georgia (-14) over Tennessee 40-21
If Tennessee doesn't self destruct, this could be a pretty close game. I'm not sure it won't, though, once Jarvis Jones gets inside Tyler Bray's head. UGA is much better than UT, though, and the Bulldogs will pull away by the end.
South Carolina (-20.5) over Kentucky 27-10
Steve Spurrier has yet to log a convincing win in Lexington as South Carolina's head coach. Plus, the season-defining game at Georgia is coming up the weekend after this one. I say the Gamecocks win but are looking ahead too much to cover this line.
Alabama (-30) over Ole Miss 55-17
If Texas could put up 66 on the Rebels in Oxford, Bama can hang half a hundred on them at home. The Tide has a much better defense than Texas does, though.
LSU over Towson 52-3