We back. Let’s get rolling:
(All times Eastern)
#11 Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ole Miss Rebels — 7 p.m., ESPN2
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers — 7 p.m., SEC Network
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks — 9 p.m., SEC Network
Winners of two in a row, Tennessee is back in action Tuesday night. The Vols will face the Ole Miss Rebels on the road out in Oxford. UT took care of business against Mississippi State last week, and now will look to edge the other Mississippi squad this week. They’ll be favored in this one, as the 8-8 Rebels haven’t fared well lately. They’ve lost five of their last seven games and seven of their last 10. The Rebs have also failed to cover in five of their last seven games. Tennessee hasn’t really fared much better in that department, but I would expect UT to take this one, even on the road.
Meanwhile, Georgia will take on Auburn. This matchup pits two teams who are trying to break through out of the bottom half of the SEC. The Tigers were rolling before being dumped by Baylor, but to be fair, the Bears are one of the best teams in the nation. Plus the game was in Waco, so there’s really no shame in eating a loss in that situation. Auburn is a pretty sizable favorite over the Dawgs, who have won three of their last five to their credit. Additionally, Georgia has covered in three of their last five games, as well. This makes this a little bit intriguing, but I feel Auburn will take care of business in this one.
Finally, we’ve got Mississippi State and Arkansas tangling on Tuesday night. After a hot start, Arkansas has tripped up of late, losing five of their last nine games. That includes a loss this past weekend to Cade Cunningham and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Elsewhere, Mississippi State hasn’t played well lately, as they’re losers of five of their last nine. I’m intrigued about this matchup, as there aren’t really many weak points that either team could exploit on the whole. That being said however, State has performed poorly against 3-point shooting against conference opponents. But on the flip side, can Arkansas take advantage? They’re shooting just 34.2 percent from 3 against conference opponents. On the whole, they shoot 34.5 percent from the perimeter this season. I see that being the key in this one.