The final Saturday of the SEC regular season is upon us. Unfortunately. This season has flown by, but we have a great slate of games this weekend to look ahead to, especially on the betting front. Here’s a look at all the point spreads for this weekend of SEC play:
Ole Miss @ Mississippi State ( -1.5)
We’ve got ourselves a pivotal Egg Bowl this season, as Lane Kiffin will take his team down to Starkville for the matchup. The Rebels are coming off a nice Senior Day, beating Vanderbilt 31-17 in what should’ve been an easier game. On the other side, Mike Leach has his team firing on all cylinders after they beat Tennessee State 55-10. Expect this to be an all-out slugfest, with that spread pretty much hovering at a pick’em. So, keep an eye on this one.
Missouri @ Arkansas (-13.5)
The Razorbacks are coming off a great performance against Alabama, where they gave the Tide everything they could handle and then more. Sam Pittman has his team playing inspired football and looking to win their eighth game of the season. As for Missouri, well, they sent Florida home with a loss and also sent Dan Mullen into the buyout life with their 24-23 OT win on Saturday. But this one feels like it will be all Hogs, especially if they play with that same fire. Keep an eye on the spread, as it could go up.
Georgia @ Georgia Tech (+34.5)
The Dawgs are coming off a nice cupcake game against Charleston Southern and should be well rested to finish off the regular season undefeated. This Georgia defense continues to dominate, and I don’t think Georgia Tech will cause them any problems. I don’t like the spread though, so bet with caution. The Dawgs are just trying to stay healthy for the SEC Championship and Playoff run.
Florida State @ Florida (-1.5)
The Gators just fired their head coach and lost to Missouri on a 2-point conversion play. To say this football team is gutted would be an understatement. The Mullen-less Gators might come out and play better than we’ve seen over the last few weeks. But who knows? As for FSU, they are coming off a win against Boston College and are playing better football down the stretch. Both teams both sit at 5-6 on the season and are fighting for bowl eligibility.
Alabama @ Auburn (+19.5)
Alabama is coming off a tough win against Arkansas, where QB Bryce Young set a school record for passing yards in a game. As for the Tigers, well, they went to South Carolina, were outscored 21-3 down the stretch, and returned home with a loss. This Tigers team is limping toward the end of the season, while Alabama is trying to stay healthy for the SEC Championship. But it’s the Iron Bowl, so throw the records out the window. Except maybe this year.
Vanderbilt @ Tennessee (-31.5)
Tennessee is coming off a 60-14 beatdown of South Alabama, where the offense scored on their first six possessions. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt put up a great fight in Oxford but ultimately lost 31-17. Credit to Dores QB Mike Wright, who had over 200 yards passing. But this game shouldn’t be close, as the Vols have too much on offense for the depleted Vanderbilt defense.
Texas A&M @ LSU (+6.5)
What could’ve been for Texas A&M this season. The Aggies were supposed to be playing for a Playoff spot, but will settle for playing for a New Year’s Six bowl game. As for LSU, well, they will be playing for bowl eligibility, as they sit 5-6 on the season. This will also be Ed Orgeron’s last game as head coach of the Tigers, so look for LSU players to come out hungry for their coach. Maybe. Either way, I like how this spread is sitting right now.
Kentucky @ Louisville (-2.5)
I really like Louisville QB Malik Cunningham and the way he is playing right now, especially in the 62-22 win over Duke. This team has come a long way in the back half of the season. As for Kentucky, they are looking for their ninth win of the season and a shot at the Citrus Bowl. But it all comes down to this rivalry game for the both teams. It’ll be important for the Wildcats to end the regular season on the right note. I like how this line is playing out.
Clemson @ South Carolina (+11.5)
Well, Clemson seems to be playing a whole lot better, especially coming off the 48-27 win over Wake Forest this past weekend. As for South Carolina, they took down Auburn for their second upset win at home in the past three weeks. The Gamecocks are playing inspired football right now and will give Clemson everything they’ve got and more. This game could be fun, especially since it’s in Columbia. Watch the spread on this one.