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January 14 SEC Basketball Schedule: TV, Tip Times, How to Watch, Streaming, Odds and Picks

Will the dominance of road teams keep up this weekend?

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Schedule

Game Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Georgia at Florida 12:00 PM ESPN2/WatchESPN
Texas A&M at Mississippi State 1:00 PM CBS/CBSSports.com
Alabama at LSU 3:30 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN
Auburn at Kentucky 4:00 PM ESPN/WatchESPN
Missouri at Arkansas 6:00 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN
Ole Miss at South Carolina 6:30 PM ESPNU/WatchESPN
Tennessee at Vanderbilt 8:30 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN

Home teams are just 9-17 so far in SEC play this season, but don’t expect that to keep up today with Kentucky, Florida, and South Carolina all playing at home... and Missouri playing on the road.

This is kind of an underwhelming slate, and that point is hammered home by the fact that Texas A&M at Mississippi State is the CBS game. Yeah, somehow, that was deemed the most attractive game on this Saturday’s SEC slate back in the preseason — granted, Texas A&M (and to a lesser extent Mississippi State) was thought to be better than they actually are back in the preseason. Aside from that the best game is... Georgia-Florida, I guess? I was sort of mad about my fiancee dragging me away from the TV all day to do other stuff until I actually looked at the schedule, if I’m being honest.

Odds and Picks

Season to Date: 62-81-1 ATS

  • Georgia at Florida (-10.5): While this might seem like a lot of points, the Gators are rolling, having won six in a row and covered in five of those (with the one ATS loss being a bad beat against Ole Miss.) Georgia has been playing better of late but I don’t see them keeping this game in single digits.
  • Texas A&M at Mississippi State (+1.5): Given the way these two teams are trending, it feels like the wrong team is favored here. I feel more comfortable taking Mississippi State and the points.
  • Alabama (-2) at LSU: LSU has lost four of its last five and its season appears to be in a tailspin. Yeah, they’re playing at home — but they’ve already lost to Vandy and Mississippi State at home, so why not?
  • Auburn at Kentucky (-23.5): I hate big lines like this because the favorite has to be really focused to cover it; that said, do you really want to bet against Kentucky here?
  • Missouri (+14.5) at Arkansas: I’m obviously not in love with Missouri, but I’m also not exactly liking Arkansas to cover this big of a number.
  • Ole Miss at South Carolina (-13.5): Deandre Burnett, Ole Miss’s leading scorer, is listed as doubtful with a high ankle sprain, and the Rebels weren’t all that good with him; meanwhile, South Carolina is 6-2 ATS this season with Sindarius Thornwell in the lineup. I like the Gamecocks here.
  • Tennessee at Vanderbilt (-4.5): Vanderbilt’s covered five in a row, though they’re only 2-3 straight up in that stretch, but that’s not a streak I like to bet against, particularly when they’re playing at home.