Last week: 5-1 straight up, 3-3 against the spread
Season: 46-6 straight up, 22-21-2 against the spread
I am traveling down to Gainesville to take in the LSU-Florida game in person, so I won't be around much this weekend. If there are any errors or omissions in this post, well, my dumbness will be on full display for a while unless Brandon is feeling charitable.
As always, the lines come from the Yahoo! pick 'em game.
Missouri (+3) over Georgia 37-30
I have no way to prove this, but I was going to pick the Tigers even before Todd Gurley got suspended. I don't think Hutson Mason will fare well against MU's pass rushers, and the Bulldog defense will give up some points and yards to this offensive attack. Taking Gurley out, especially so close to game day with Sony Michel already out injured, only seals it.
Kentucky (-21.5) over UL-Monroe 44-20
Funroe is just not that good this year. I mean, they only beat Wake by seven! (rimshot) But seriously though, UK is on a tear and will destroy this team. It's a new era in Lexington.
Auburn (-3) over Mississippi State 38-33
I know the cowbells will be ringing as loud as ever for this one, but I decided a while back that when in doubt, I will trust Gus Malzahn. An MSU win would not surprise me at all, but I am going with the team that's Been There Before.
Alabama (-9) over Arkansas 31-17
Heaven hath no fury like Nick Saban after a loss. The Razorbacks don't have enough of a defense yet to keep the Tide from rolling up a big bounce back win. Only the rain will keep the Tide's score down.
Florida (+1.5) over LSU 13-10
I trust these offenses as far as their quarterbacks can throw it accurately, but I have more reason to think the Gator defense will hold than the Tiger defense will. I think. Unless the Gators are going to go into full letdown mode following Treon Harris's suspension. I have gone back and forth on this game a million times this week. I still don't know.
Texas A&M (-2) over Ole Miss 27-21
Last week, I went with my preseason pick and chose the Rebels over the Tide. I'm doing it again this week, predicting a road letdown for Ole Miss as the team goes to Aggieland. A&M still has plenty to play for, and I think this is the week where the Rebels' inability to run the ball finally catches up to them.
Tennessee over Chattanooga 50-6
Vanderbilt over Charleston Southern 27-24