Week 11 of SEC football gives us a full slate of action, but not really must see football unless you are a fan of the respective teams. Other than the Auburn/Georgia game, I am not sure how much of the action I will catch. Maybe some of the Tennessee/Mississippi game and I will be checking in on Mississippi St to see if they can pull off the upset over Alabama.
This week I am using the SPORTSBETTING line as seen in USAToday. I am 37-29 on the year. It is 1:15AM EST as I write this; I’ll be brief so I can get to bed!
Tennessee at Mississippi
I don’t get the line in this one: Mississippi -6. Tennessee has been playing well of late, and after all the initial hype, Mississippi’s season has been relegated to “oh well” status. The pick is Tennessee and the points.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is getting 3 at home. The Commodores have burned me one too many times this year, so I will take Kentucky even if they have to give up 3 on the road.
1 Florida at South Carolina
I seem to be wrong on Florida more other than not, so giving South Carolina 17.5 makes for a tough pick. We all know the Ol Ball Coach is going is going to want this one in the worst way, but the Gators cover. There, I said it. Watch me be wrong!
Louisiana Tech at 8 LSU
LSU is coming off a tough loss to Alabama, so this one has the potential to be a trap game for LSU, who is giving up 23 to La Tech. I guess I have a little Vince Dooley in me. LSU covers.
Troy at Arkansas
Troy will be much better than Arkansas expects, but the Hogs are obviously not Troy’s typical Sun Belt opponent. I do not like the line (Arkansas -13.5), but I think Arkansas covers; just barely. Then again I would not at all be surprised if Troy pulled off an upset.
2 Alabama at Mississippi St
Is there any possibility of a letdown for the Tide? Mississippi St has played very well at times, but on paper they have no chance at winning this one. The line gives those other Bulldogs 11.5. I do not know if they can pull off the upset, but after have an extra week to prepare for hosting Alabama, I think they are going to at least scare the living snot out of Bama fans. I am going to take Mississippi St and the 11.5.
Auburn at Georgia
So it comes to this; the Bulldogs must win to say above .500! Who would have thought that at the beginning of the season? Recent history has favored the visiting team, which makes the like (Georgia -4) less than promising. This is a pick with no real rational behind it. Call it from the heart, homer, wishful thanking … a fool and his money are easily parted. Georgia to cover. Good Lord what is wrong with me?