What Happened (Sunday) Night
- Kentucky 66, Georgia 61: Kentucky had a tough time with Georgia; the Bulldogs led much of the way before a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander three-pointer with 4:41 left gave the Wildcats a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Gilgeous-Alexander led all scorers with 21 points off the bench for Kentucky; Yante Maten had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Georgia.
- Ole Miss 74, South Carolina 69: Ole Miss got a key win in a back-and-forth battle with South Carolina behind 18 points from Deandre Burnett and 17 from Markel Crawford. South Carolina’s Chris Silva had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
|Auburn at Tennessee
|Alabama at Vanderbilt
|Arkansas at Mississippi State
|Florida at Texas A&M
There’s only one college football game left this season, but almost the entire SEC basketball schedule left to play.
The Auburn Tigers and Mississippi State Bulldogs are both sporting 12-1 records, but both of them will get a real test tonight. Auburn travels to Knoxville to play the Tennessee Volunteers at 7 PM ET, in a game that will be televised on ESPNU, while Mississippi State hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks at 9 PM ET on the SEC Network.
In another 7 PM ET game, the Vanderbilt Commodores host the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama is looking to avoid a hangover from a big win over Texas A&M this weekend, while Vanderbilt looks to recover from a loss to Florida in their SEC opener on Saturday.
And speaking of the Florida Gators and the Texas A&M Aggies, they’ll be playing each other at 9 PM ET on ESPN2. Texas A&M is expected to be without D.J. Hogg, who’s serving the final game of a three-game suspension, and also likely Admon Gilder, who’s missed the last three games with a knee injury. That gives a huge opening for Florida, which has a chance to pick up a big road win against a wounded A&M squad.
Bad Gambling Advice
Sunday: 2-0 ATS; Season to Date: 53-51-2 ATS
- Alabama at Vanderbilt (-2.5): Alabama opened as a 1-point favorite and there’s been significant line movement. While I still don’t entirely trust Vanderbilt, the near-comeback at Florida on Saturday suggests they may be figuring things out and Alabama may be suffering a hangover after a big win.
- Auburn (+5.5) at Tennessee: I still think Tennessee is good, but I’m also a believer in Auburn at this point. This game is at Thompson-Boling Arena, but I like Auburn to cover (though not win outright) as this should be close.
- Arkansas at Mississippi State (+2): The last (and only) time that Arkansas played a true road game, the result was a 91-65 debacle at Houston. I’m still not a big believer in Mississippi State but this is more about fading Arkansas away from Fayetteville.
- Florida (+2.5) at Texas A&M: The Aggies are still shorthanded, with D.J. Hogg serving the final game of a three-game suspension, Admon Gilder still likely out with a knee injury and now Duane Wilson injured as well. This seems like a good spot for the Gators to steal a big road win.