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Vegas sharp breaks down Week 3 SEC games

Here’s a look at up-to-date betting information for each SEC contest, complete with analysis and picks from Brian Edwards.

Edwards, a long-time handicapper with an emphasis on SEC football, will provide his thoughts and insights on the line moves throughout the 2017 season. He is a University of Florida graduate and a weekly radio guest in Las Vegas, Omaha and Memphis.

You can check out his work on Twitter or on his website,

Note: All times Eastern. Lines and over/under totals are courtesy of Westgate Superbook and 5 Dimes.

Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas A&M

Kickoff: Noon
Friday Line: Texas A&M minus 24 (opened -23.5)
Over/Under: 62
Public (ATS): 60 percent Louisiana-Lafayette

Edwards’ Analysis: “I’m not looking to be laying a huge amount of points with A&M. They only scored 24 against Nicholls last week. So to ask them to lay that much, even though Louisiana’s program seems to be heading south after a great start under [Mark] Hudspeth, I’ll be on the sidelines for this one. ”

The Play: Pass

No. 23 Tennessee at No. 24 Florida

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.
Friday Line: Florida minus 4.5 (opened -5.5)
Over/Under: 49.5
Public (ATS): 68 percent Tennessee

Edwards’ Analysis: “I like the under. I know Michigan’s got one of the best defenses in the country, but Florida looked like a disaster. Their O-line just got beat up and dominated. They didn’t get to 200 yards of total offense against Michigan. … How accustomed are we to Florida having pedestrian offenses these days? Florida alums like me who came up on [Steve] Spurrier and having 42 points by halftime weekly. Those days seem like a long time ago, and even longer ago with every game we see out of [Jim] McElwain. To think that the offense has regressed since [Will] Muschamp is unfathomable, but that’s what’s happened.

“If you look at Tennessee, they lost offensive tackle Chance Hall in August. Now, it looks like Jauan Jennings is out for the year, and he was their leading returning receiver. He had a big one when he beat Teez Tabor and helped [Tennessee] snap that 11-game losing streak against Florida last year. This is also Quinten Dormady’s first road start.”

The Play: Under 49.5. Slight lean to Florida -4.5 for the side.

Purdue at Missouri

Kickoff: 4 p.m.
Friday Line: Missouri minus 7.5 (opened -7)
Over/Under: 76.5
Public (ATS): 82 percent Purdue

Edwards’ Analysis: “Purdue has obviously found a quality coach in Jeff Brohm. For Purdue to play Louisville that tight and then just wallop a quality mid-major program that Frank Solich has in Ohio, that’s good stuff. … There’s talk that Barry Odom might get fired after this year, and it’s pretty unheard of to get fired in two seasons, in college at least. I think Missouri has a really good quarterback in Drew Lock. Obviously, Muschamp had a great plan for him last week. I think Missouri wins, but I’m not laying the points.”

The Play: Pass

Mercer at No. 15 Auburn

Kickoff: 4 p.m.
Friday Line: Auburn minus 41
Over/Under: 51.5
Public (ATS): N/A

Edwards’ Analysis: “I don’t want to write off Auburn’s offense yet, and I’m certainly not writing off Jarrett Stidham. … Let’s go ahead and pause on all the overreactions that there seem to be with Auburn this week. They’ll get well this week against Mercer. … They’ve got a good chance to bounce back and win four in a row heading into the LSU game. Their defense looked like a top-5 defense last week, and their offense struggled with what might be the best defense in America in Clemson. Everybody needs to relax on the Plains. Auburn’s fine.”

The Play: Pass

No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State

Kickoff: 7 p.m.
Friday Line: LSU minus 7.5 (opened -6.5)
Over/Under: 53
Public (ATS): 59 percent LSU

Edwards’ Analysis: “I think it’s a good number. I think LSU is going to win, as long as Nick Fitzgerald doesn’t do what he did in the Egg Bowl last year and break off a couple of 60-yard touchdown runs. And I don’t think that’s going to happen against LSU’s defense. They get Arden Key back, and that’s huge. He’s their leading returning tackler and he had 12 sacks and 11 QB hurries last year. I think LSU wins, but I’m not going to lay the points.”

The Play: Pass

Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama

Kickoff: 7 p.m.
Friday Line: Alabama minus 28.5 (opened same)
Over/Under: 54.5
Public (ATS): 80 percent Alabama

Edwards’ Analysis: “It’s not enough points for me to go with the underdog. And going back to the coaching etiquette that Nick Saban has, he pumps the brakes a lot of times. I can see Alabama getting ahead of the number, and then (quarterback) Nick Stevens makes a play or two and Colorado State gets a backdoor cover. If I had to pick it, I’d probably take Alabama and buy the hook (half point) down to 28. But I’m going to stay away from this one.”

The Play: Pass

Samford at No. 13 Georgia

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Friday Line: Georgia minus 34
Over/Under: 56
Public (ATS): N/A

Edwards’ Analysis: “[Samford coach Chris Hatcher] gave Kirby Smart his first coaching job. I think Kirby’s going to do his best to be gentle here, so I’m not laying the points. Vintage letdown scenario here, too, for Georgia after an emotional win [in South Bend]. I just don’t know enough about Samford to take the dog.”

The Play: Pass

No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Friday Line: Vanderbilt plus 4 (opened same)
Over/Under: 50.5
Public (ATS): 75 percent Kansas State

Edwards’ Analysis: “I’m buying Vandy. As long as they’re healthy, I’m buying them. At some point in the season when injuries start to take a toll, that’s where you see the separation between Vandy and other SEC programs. I saw [Thursday] night that there was only 500 tickets left to sell. They don’t sell out many games at Vandy. It will be a true home advantage for them. This is a big-time game for Vanderbilt. If they can get that ‘W’ and go 3-0 with the No. 1 team in America coming in next week, I think Nashville will really take to this squad.

“There’s a lot to like about them. They have Ralph Webb, who was already the program’s leading rusher coming into the season. Now they seem to have their best quarterback since Jay Cutler. Kyle Shurmur came of age in November of last year, and he’s just lighting it up right now. … Their defense is playing lights out, and [Derek] Mason is one of the best defensive schemers in America. I like them to win outright.”

The Play: Vanderbilt plus 4

Kentucky at South Carolina

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Friday Line: South Carolina minus 6.5 (opened same)
Over/Under: 50.5
Public (ATS): 74 percent South Carolina

Edwards’ Analysis: “South Carolina’s been a money maker for me. I touted the over 5.5 wins. I was screaming from the rooftops all summer to take the over. People thought I was a moron, but look at them. If it was more than 7, I probably wouldn’t lay the points. The fact that it’s less than 7? I can’t turn it down.

“They looked fantastic again last week. If you would have told me that they were going to hold Drew Lock and J’Mon Moore to 13 points last week — I never would have dreamed they could do that. Missouri has problems, but they’re mostly on the defensive side. … South Carolina is rolling right now.”

The Play: South Carolina -6.5

Ole Miss at Cal

Kickoff: 10:30 p.m.
Friday Line: Ole Miss minus 4 (opened -3.5)
Over/Under: 71.5
Public (ATS): 56 percent Ole Miss

Edwards’ Analysis: “I’ve been impressed with [Cal coach] Justin Wilcox. You go on the road in the early September heat to North Carolina, you’re a West Coast team and you’ve got a noon kick. Yet you go out as a double-digit underdog and you win outright. They’re feeling good.

“Ole Miss is feeling good as well. Shea Patterson has been great. He’s got me thinking that he’s going to be good enough to keep Ole Miss in a lot of game against quality SEC foes down the road. I think it’s going to be a high-scoring game and you see that reflected in the total. This one’s a pass for me. I just want to watch. ”

The Play: Pass