As we enter Week Four of the college football season, we’ve already seen a few games come down to the wire in the SEC. After a wild weekend in which Alabama, Florida, Auburn and Kentucky all had games come down to the final two minutes, the SEC again has numerous key games to keep an eye on this week. These lines will undoubtedly change a bit before kickoff.
Let’s start in Starkville, where Mississippi State is looking to bounce back after a loss to Memphis. The officials sure didn’t help the Bulldogs in this one either, as they screwed up a key play during which the Tigers returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown, which shouldn’t have been allowed. The Tigers of LSU are coming off a dominating win over Central Michigan to open SEC play.
According to FanDuel.com, LSU opened as a 2.5-point favorite.
Missouri hits the road to Boston College this weekend for an out of conference matchup. The Tigers are coming off a 59-28 win over SEMO, thanks in part to three TDs from Connor Bazelak. As for Boston College, they defeated Temple on Saturday and sit 3-0 on the season. This won’t be an easy game for the Tigers, and the experts seem to think the same.
According to FanDuel.com, Missouri has opened as a 2.5-point favorite.
No. 2 Georgia heads to Nashville to play Vanderbilt, coming off the beatdown of South Carolina. The Dawgs looked ferocious on defense and backed it up on offense, thanks to the return of JT Daniels, who threw for 303 yards and three TDs. Vanderbilt doesn’t stand a chance against the Dawgs, especially if they play like they did against Stanford, who won 41-23. Be careful with this line.
According to FanDuel.com, Georgia is a 33.5-point favorite.
In what could be the game of the weekend, Texas A&M and Arkansas will battle it out in Dallas on Saturday at 3:30 pm eastern. The Aggies are still working on their offense, as Jimbo Fisher is trying to find the right balance without Haynes King at QB. They defeated New Mexico 34-0 on Saturday. Arkansas is coming off a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern and are 3-0 on the season. This Razorback team is playing really good football at the moment and could easily upset the Aggies on Saturday.
According to FanDuel.com Texas A&M is a 5.5-point favorite
Coming off the loss to Penn State, Auburn will return home to play Georgia State. The Tigers played well in Happy Valley, but a few mistakes ended up costing them at the end. They will need better QB play from Bo Nix, as they can’t rely on Tank Bigsby every possession. This game shouldn’t be a problem, but watch the spread, as it’s a bit tricky.
According to FanDuel.com, Auburn is a 26.5-point favorite.
The Florida Gators took Alabama to the wire this past Saturday and had multiple opportunities to bring down the Tide. Look, the Gators proved they are a tough team to play, especially if Emory Jones is efficient. Dan Mullen also has Anthony Richardson if he’s healthy, which could help this weekend. Tennessee put up a nice game against Tenn Tech, but the Vols are still struggling to find the right QB and to play both quickly and efficiently. The Vols defense has been a nice surprise. History proves you take Florida at home in this rivalry. But, do you take the points?
According to FanDuel.com, the Gators opened as a 20.5-point favorite.
This will be a bounce back game for both Kentucky and South Carolina. The Wildcats barely survived against Chattanooga, and the Gamecocks were manhandled by Georgia. The Cats rushed for only 102 yards total on Saturday, while Georgia rarely let the Gamecocks pass the line of scrimmage. This game could go multiple ways, so we’ll leave it up to you.
According to FanDuel.com, Kentucky is a 5.5-point favorite.
Alabama is returning home to play Southern Miss. Well, that’s about all you need to know about this game. I imagine Nick Saban will be nice to the Eagles from Mississippi, and try not to run it up late. Try is the key word.
According to FanDuel.com, Alabama is a 44.5-point favorite.