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SEC Football Picks: David's Week 9 Selections

There aren't a ton of great games this week.

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Last week: 4-2 straight up, 3-3 against the spread

Season: 59-10 straight up, 39-21-1 against the spread

This week doesn't offer many games, and none of them are matchups between two ranked teams. It's the calm before the stretch run really begins in November.

As always, the lines come from the pick 'em game.

Ole Miss (-7.5) over Auburn 34-20

I am not convinced that the Tigers' offensive problems are solved, and the Rebel defense is still in good shape despite not being 100%. Ole Miss's defense is the best unit in this game, and its offense might be the second best. Even though the game is on the Plains, I'll go with Hugh Freeze and co.

Texas A&M (-16.5) over South Carolina 30-17

Your guess is as good as mine in this one. The Aggies' offense is in a bit of disarray, while its run defense is struggling mightily. With South Carolina now being run by a guy who is an offensive line coach by trade, I can see the Gamecocks just running a bunch of times and keeping it close. I can also see the poor Carolina defense being just the cure A&M's offense needs. I'm taking the better team to win but not cover. It's what I do when I don't know what else to do.

Florida (-3) over Georgia 24-13

I did a full preview of this game, so go read that if you want a full breakdown. Long story shortened and oversimplified: I don't think Georgia will be able to pass at all, and we saw what that meant against Alabama when they did have Nick Chubb available.

Houston (-11.5) over Vanderbilt 29-13

I don't think Vandy has the firepower to keep up with Houston, but the Cougars will run into far more trouble than they've had to deal with to date.

Tennessee (-8.5) over Kentucky 40-20

I don't think Kentucky is all that good.

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Arkansas over UT-Martin 59-10