SEC Predictions (Week 5)

As we head into Week 5, I am 20-13 on the year. This weekend I will be using the betED lines for my picks. On with the show!

3 Alabama at Kentucky
The Tide rolls into Lexington favored by 16 points, and I think they can do just that, and bring home a 35-17 victory.

21 Mississippi at Vanderbilt
I think everyone and their crazy black sheep bastard uncle living in attic knew Mississippi was over rated. At the same time Vanderbilt has let me down a little this year. Mississippi is giving up 10 points, and part of me wants to say this should be a 13 point game. Maybe I am going against the grain on this one, but I do not think Ole Miss covers; I am going with Vanderbilt and the points. Not to win mind you; just taking the 10 points.

S. Carolina St at South Carolina
This one is off the board for good reason. Of course the fighting chickens will win easily, but the question is by how much? I say 35 points.

Texas A&M at Arkansas
This one is pretty much a pick ‘em. Harkens back to the old Southwest Conference days. I do not like either team in this match up; personal preference and for picking purposes. The Hogs are giving up 1, and I guess I will go with a mediocre SEC team over a mediocre Big-12 team.

25 Georgia Tech at Mississippi St
I do not see how the bumblebees can be favored by 5.5, unless everyone thinks that the Western Bulldogs played way over their heads last week against LSU. I am going to take Mississippi St and the points. Not sure that they will actually win, but I think they can cover.

Auburn at Tennessee
Around here the popular pick seems to be Auburn by a good 10 points, but the line calls for Tennessee by 2.5. Seems kind of strange to me. Lord knows I hate taking Auburn, and Tennessee is just as bad. If I remove the emotional part of this, I think that the home team wins by 3, which means they cover.

4 LSU at 18 Georgia
To me this is the shocking line of the week. How are the Dawgs favored by 3.5? Does this mean that at #4, LSU is way over rated? It is not as if the Bulldogs are a Top 10 team. Georgia has struggled mightily in every game, and this one will not be different. Because the defense is so suspect, I can see another 38-33 type of game, but it pains me to say that I have to take LSU and the points. Of course I want a Georgia victory, but I have my doubts. I hope they prove me wrong!

Go Dawgs!

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