|Georgia at South Carolina||2:00 PM||ESPN2/WatchESPN|
|Ole Miss at Vanderbilt||3:00 PM||ESPNU/WatchESPN|
|Tennessee at Mississippi State||3:30 PM||SEC Network/WatchESPN|
|Arkansas at Missouri||6:00 PM||SEC Network/WatchESPN|
|Kentucky at Florida||8:15 PM||ESPN/WatchESPN|
|Auburn at Alabama||8:30 PM||SEC Network/WatchESPN|
|Texas A&M at LSU||9:00 PM||ESPNU/WatchESPN|
You may not have wanted a rant, but you’re getting one.
Was it really necessary to cram six games into basically two time slots on this Saturday? I realize most people aren’t junkies and you probably don’t care that the start times of Kentucky-Florida, Auburn-Alabama, and Texas A&M-LSU are all within 45 minutes of one another, or that Ole Miss-Vanderbilt and Tennessee-Mississippi State start within 30 minutes of one another. But seriously, why are we not making use of the Noon time slot this week? Why would anyone want to watch Texas A&M-LSU?
Oh, I think I just answered my own question.
Anyway, the Game of the Year of the Week is tonight with Kentucky heading to the O-Dome. As I wrote on Friday, Florida basically needs to win this one to stay alive in the SEC title race; Kentucky wouldn’t exactly put it away with a win, but they’d be in the driver’s seat.
As for the rest of the slate, Georgia-South Carolina should be pretty good. The other two afternoon games (Ole Miss-Vanderbilt and Tennessee-Mississippi State) seem to be hit or miss: they might be good, or they might not be, and the former game will subject you to at least one showing of Bryce Drew’s shot (yeah, I went there, Logo.) Arkansas at Missouri is exactly what it sounds like and the other two late games probably won’t be worth watching unless you’re a fan of one of those teams.
Odds and Picks
Season to Date: 86-100-1 ATS
- Georgia (+7) at South Carolina: I’m done picking against Georgia in these road games against good teams. Not after they’ve taken both Kentucky and Florida to overtime on the road.
- Ole Miss at Vanderbilt (-6.5): Both teams have been playing well of late, so I don’t feel too strongly about this, but if one team is going to win big it will be Vanderbilt.
- Tennessee (-4) at Mississippi State: The Vols are rolling right now, having won and covered in four straight, and Mississippi State has hit a slump. I think the Vols will win this one.
- Arkansas (-8) at Missouri: Only eight points? Is Vegas drunk?
- Kentucky (+2) at Florida: I have this game as basically a tossup, so I’ll take the team that’s getting points here. Even better, that team is Kentucky, in a rare instance of the Wildcats being an underdog.
- Auburn (+6.5) at Alabama: Go ahead and take 6.5 points on a team that beat the other team by 20 points a couple of weeks ago.
- Texas A&M at LSU (+6.5): I’m not in love with taking LSU here, given that it’s, you know, LSU. But then Texas A&M isn’t very good either. The downside is that LSU could easily lose by 20... but then that would require A&M to score points. In summation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯