Can we skip right past Week 2? Four misses (Florida, Auburn, Alabama, LSU) and only a couple of hits (Tennessee, Georgia) leaves me at 11-6 on the year. Not bad, but not so hot.
This week I am using Sheridan’s odds from USA Today as of Sep 18. On with the picks!
Louisville at Kentucky
The cats get to eat some red birds. 14 is a lot of points to cover, but I am going to roll the dice and go with Kentucky.
North Texas at No. 4 Alabama
I hate to see the Mean Green get stampeded by the elephants, but it is going to happen. Alabama let me down last week, and this week the number to cover is a huge 39.5. The Tide will win, but not cover.
Tennessee at No. 1 Florida
Oh boy! This is the one everyone is talking about. The over/under is a mere 53. Florida by 30? Oh yes my friends. The Volunteers are going to get their asses handed to them, and it will not look so pretty.
Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 9 LSU
What’s the point in this one? LSU covers the 26.5 easily.
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
This is an interesting matchup. I say Vanderbilt bounces back from the LSU game and covers the 9 they are laying to those other Bulldogs.
Florida Atlantic at South Carolina
Florida Atlantic continues their SEC tour. They prevented Alabama from covering last week, but I think South Carolina easily covers the 20.5 this week.
West Virginia at Auburn
The Tigers are favored by 7.5, which is just going to make the folks on the Plains downright unbearable after they start off 3-0, with SEC Championship talk aflutter. Tigers cover.
Southeastern Louisiana at No. 5 Mississippi
Good for SE Louisiana, but I wish there was a limit to one of these games every 3 years. No line on this one. Ridiculous scheduling.
No. 23 Georgia at Arkansas
Arkansas is giving up 2.5 to the Bulldogs. Two questions. If the Hogs are favored, why are they not the ranked team? On what merits do the Hogs get to give up points? Georgia by 13!