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TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 22: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes against Kingsley Keke #88 of the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Kevin C. Cox Getty Images North America

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With the first edition of the 2016 College Football Playoff rankings released earlier this week, you can already tell the SEC continues to get more respect than any other conference in the country. Three SEC teams reside in the Top 10 with five among the first 13 teams listed in the initial rankings.

The most surprising pick is the fourth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies (7-1), whose lone loss came against the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0). Meanwhile, the Washington Huskies (8-0) find themselves ranked fifth with a lot of work left to do in order to impress voters. That being said, find out if the Aggies, Huskies and Tide will all continue to roll in Week 10 . . .

Texas A&M (-13.5) at Mississippi State (Sat, 12 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

While the Aggies certainly seem like the easy pick here based on most betting trends in this conference matchup, this is usually the time of year they start struggling a bit, going 1-5 against the spread in their last six November games. The Bulldogs (3-5) do not look like they are at nearly the same level as Texas A&M obviously on paper, but they are playing at home and coming off a win. Take Mississippi State to stay within double digits and cover the spread in a more competitive game than expected.

Alabama (-7.5) at LSU (Sat, 8 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

The Tide has won five in a row over LSU (5-2), but the road team has gone 0-3-1 ATS in the past four meetings. The latter is the more significant trend, and that means the Tigers have a good shot to keep this one within a touchdown. LSU’s defense will be counted on to come through big against Alabama and should be the difference as the home team beats the number.

Washington (-17) at California (Sat, 10:30 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

Unlike the two earlier games covered here, the Huskies will have a much easier time taking care of business on the road as favorites. Despite having the biggest point spread of the three games, they should be motivated to run up the score in an effort to sway some voters their way. Plus, Washington is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings with Cal (4-4) overall.


Over in the NFL, the midway point of the season has finally arrived, with some teams trying to reach the .500 mark heading into the second half. Find out which of them will come through in Week 9 . . .

Jets at Dolphins (Sun, 1 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

Miami (3-4) is coming off its bye week after upsetting the Buffalo Bills 28-25 as a home underdog in Week 7. The Dolphins will be facing a weaker New York team from an offensive perspective and seem to be coming together under first-year head coach Adam Gase. The Jets (3-5) need quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to have a big game, and that’s not happening with them on the road for the second consecutive week. Take Miami to even its record in this spot.

Steelers at Ravens (-3) (Sun, 1 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

Baltimore (3-5) also just had its bye, giving the team a chance to sort things out in an effort to end a four-game losing streak. The Ravens may or may not be facing Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger here with him still recovering from minor knee surgery, but they will be at home and have the healthier signal-caller regardless in Joe Flacco. The Steelers (4-3) have lost the past three meetings with Baltimore, and 10 of 13 in this AFC North rivalry at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens will win again and cover.

Saints (-3) at 49ers (Sun, at 4:05 p.m. ET) – Matchup Report

New Orleans (3-4) may have played its best game this season on both sides of the ball last week in a 25-20 home victory against the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints have now covered the spread in four straight games, winning three of them following a disappointing 0-3 start. While San Francisco (1-6) just had its bye, the team remains a mess and will not be able to fix most of its problems until 2017 at the earliest. The 49ers have dropped seven of the past 10 meetings with New Orleans, and they are also just 2-7 straight up and ATS in their last nine versus teams with losing records. Look for the Saints to extend each of those trends by winning and covering.

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.


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