College football odds: Week 8 opening Vegas betting lines for SEC games
Five SEC schools will take the week off, which leaves nine of them in action for Week 8.
Idaho visits Columbia, Mo., for a date with Missouri. The Tigers, who are a 14-point favorite, will hope to snap a five-game losing skid on their homecoming weekend.
Speaking of losing skids, Tennessee has dropped two in a row and faces a trip to top-ranked Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 34.5-point favorite and hasn’t lost to the Volunteers since 2006.
The Crimson Tide lead the overall series, 53-38-7.
Kentucky hits the road to take on Mississippi State on Saturday night and is a 9.5-point underdog. The Wildcats won a 40-38 thriller in Lexington, Ky., last season, but lost to the Bulldogs in the seven meetings before that one.
The winner of this game will take the all-time lead in wins, as the schools have met 44 times with each earning 22 victories.
LSU is back in the AP Top 25 after a come-from-behind win against Auburn. This week, it travels to Oxford, Miss., for a date with Ole Miss. The Tigers are a touchdown favorite and claimed a 38-21 victory in Baton Rouge, La., last year. The Rebels, however, have won the last two meetings on their home field.
Auburn, meanwhile, will try to right the ship on the road against a slumping Arkansas squad. The status of Arkansas starting quarterback Austin Allen, who missed the Alabama game with an injured right shoulder, is unclear. That’s why this game is off the board on Sunday evening.
Arkansas won the last meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., a 54-46, four-overtime classic. Auburn has won three of the last four meetings overall.
Here’s a look at each of the early Vegas lines for Week 8.
All times Eastern and all lines are as of 6 p.m. ET Sunday and courtesy of the Wynn Sportsbook.
|Idaho at Missouri||Noon||Tigers -14|
|Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama||3:30 p.m.||Crimson Tide -34.5|
|Kentucky at Mississippi St.||4 p.m.||Bulldogs -9.5|
|No. 24 LSU at Ole Miss||7:15 p.m.||Rebels +7|
|No. 21 Auburn at Arkansas||7:30 p.m.||Off|