SEC Picks: Against the spread, Week 6
It’s time once again to pick the winning side across the board in the SEC. The task is made a little easier this week because a few SEC teams are off, but then again the picks have been a little “off” too.
Ole Miss -45 vs. New Mexico State
Hugh Freeze is a name that could belong to a comic book villain. This would be appropriate seeing as how last week Ole Miss made Florida coach Jim McElwain look like Superman. The Rebels will have a better day this Saturday though. The few fans that even bother to leave The Grove will see a blowout.
UGA -3 at Tennessee
The last time Tennessee beat Georgia was so long ago that no one at the time had ever even heard of Instagram. Right now there are a lot of Vols fans that wish they never heard of Butch Jones. This week the Vols coach had to deny a rumor that he had beaten one of his players. Tennessee fans knew this couldn’t be true though because Jones is apparently incapable of beating anyone.
Mississippi State -30.5 vs Troy
Troy sounds like the name of your cool uncle that can’t keep a job but always has a tan. Troy also sounds like it is going to be in some trouble against the Bulldogs, a team that will be in a bad mood after losing to Texas A&M last week.
Arkansas +16.5 at Alabama
Normally a matchup between Nick Saban and Bret Bielema would be a little like a matchup between a lawnmower and a blade of grass. However, Arkansas will keep this one a little closer than Vegas thinks. After all, these two teams played a tight game last year and Bielema is full of confidence after seeing his team beat Tennessee. Some Arkansas fans though are becoming suspicious that Bielema may be full of something else.
Florida -4.5 at Missouri
The St Louis Cardinals will be playing a home playoff game against the Cubs around the same time as this game on Saturday, which means the state of Missouri will be just like all the other states in the SEC, in that it will be ignoring what happens in the Missouri football game.
South Carolina +19.5 at LSU
No jokes about the Gamecocks or LSU this week. Instead, all of SEC Country should extend best wishes for better times for the people of South Carolina after the terrible flooding, and a ton of credit to LSU for handling a tough situation with class.