SEC Picks: Against the spread, Week 9
It’s time, once again, to pick the winners across the board in the SEC. And on this Halloween weekend, hopefully no one will get “tricked” into actually betting these picks. It might be a “treat” to bet against them.
South Carolina +16.5 at Texas A&M
Speaking of Halloween, formerly 10th-ranked Texas A&M is a little like a Halloween pumpkin. It’s all anyone talked about during October, but it’s thrown in the trash by November. The Aggies will probably win on Saturday, but the Gamecocks will get the cover.
Ole Miss -7 at Auburn
At one point, Auburn fans thought Gus Malzahn might be the next Nick Saban. Now they’re worried Malzahn might be the next Gene Chizik. The Tigers come into this game just 1-6 against the spread, and will exit 1-7.
Florida -2.5 vs. UGA
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt has tried everything he can to stay competitive with Florida. He’s changed up the celebration, he’s changed up the uniforms and now, maybe he’s changing up the quarterback. If he suffers his 10th loss to the Gators on Saturday, a lot of fans are going to say maybe it’s the coach that should be changed.
Tennessee-Martin at Arkansas, no line
This is the fourth time in its last 20 games Tennessee-Martin has played an SEC team. The Skyhawks are apparently more popular on homecoming than giant corsages.
Houston -12 vs. Vanderbilt
Houston is one of the ranked teams from the AAC West. Vanderbilt is one of the rank teams from the SEC East. This one could get ugly.
Tennessee -8.5 at Kentucky
It’s Butch Jones versus Mark Stoops on the field and Jack Daniels versus Jim Beam in the stands. By the fourth quarter no one will care that these teams have combined for seven losses this season.