SEC Game Predictions- Week 6

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 28:  Benny Snell Jr #26 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers  at Commonwealth Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

ROBERT CORTINEZ
RCORTINEZ2@HOTMAIL.COM

At the halfway mark of the 2018 season, the SEC has the #1 team, Alabama, #2 team, Georgia, the #5 team, LSU and the #9 team, Auburn, in America.  Go figure.  Here’s the rub, Bama, LSU and Auburn all play each other in the west division while Georgia got the short straw
on its two west opponents, drawing LSU and Auburn.  Attrition, as always, will bloody up the SEC.
No surprises last week from this writer’s perspective, though some
wouldn’t have had #13 Kentucky, at 5-0 at this point in the season
Last week’s results:Straight: 7-1  ATS: 5-3
Season results: Straight: 45-6 ; ATS : 29-19

#1 Alabama (5-0) at Arkansas (1-4)
Line: Tide -35 / 60
TV: Saturday 11:00 AM, ESPN
The Hogs felt “good” about only getting beat by a touchdown by
the Aggies last week.  The Crimson Tide put it in neutral and still
beat Louisiana Tech, 56-14.  Nicky’s team is favored by 7 TD’s but the
Razorbacks will get another “moral” victory and get beat by only 25.
Pick: Alabama 41  Arkansas 16
Missouri (3-1) at South Carolina (2-2)
Line: Gamecocks -1 / 64.5
TV: 11:00 a.m, SECN
Tiger QB Drew Lock (11 TD’s, 1283 yds, 2 int) faces defenses who
respect his deep ball ability and play the pass. South Carolina has
had trouble on both sides of the ball and got beat by Kentucky last
week for the 7th straight season.  Do or die game for the Gamecocks at
home in a shootout to salvage the 2018 season .
Pick: South Carolina 41 Missouri 40

#5 LSU (5-0) at #22 Florida (4-1)
Line: Tigers -3 / 44
TV: 2:30 PM, CBS
Dan Mullen knows all about playing LSU after coaching Mississippi
St. in the west division for 11 years.  The Gators are definitely
improved but Cajun Ed will roll in the Swamp.  LSU’s new star QB, Joe
Burrows, cruised like a season pro in the blow-out of Ole Miss, 45-16
and is just getting started. Predicting a blow-out
Pick: LSU 33  Florida 10

UL Monroe (2-3) at Ole Miss (3-2)
Line: Rebels 22.5 / 75.5
TV: 3:00, SECN
The Rebels get the “who cares” game of the week and are also get a
swiss cake roll with the ragin cajuns in Oxford. Ole Miss HC Matt
Luke is doing a good job keeping his talented offense and emerging
defense focused in his inaugural probation season and will easily
notch the fourth win of the season for the Grove gatherers.
Pick: Ole Miss 42 Louisiana Monroe 18

#13 Kentucky (5-0) at Texas A&M (3-2)
Line: Aggies -6 / 49.5
TV: 6:00 PM, ESPN
This battle between the undefeated Wildcats and the Aggies could be
the best game of the week. A&M has to win to be relevant in HC Jimbo
Fisher’s first season while Kentucky is seeking rarified air not known
since Bear Bryant’s national championship at Kentucky in 1950.
Although Jimbo has toned it down, he still grates on the nerves.
Picking Kentucky  just because.
Pick: Kentucky 34  Texas A&M 27

Vanderbilt (3-2) at #2 Georgia (5-0)
Line: Bulldogs -26.5 / 52
TV: 6:30 PM, SECN
Two weeks ago, the Commodores looked like contenders, almost
beating Notre Dame.  Fast forward fourteen days and a shellacking by
Florida, and barely beating Tennessee State 31-27 last week, and it
appears the ‘Dores ship is sinking.  Georgia hasn’t been tested yet
and HC Kirby Smart’s team will need a stronger foe than Vandy to give
them any trouble.  Dawg QB Jake Fromm needs to show his mettle in the
last tune up before LSU next week.
Pick: Georgia 40 Vanderbilt 17

#8 Auburn (4-1) at Miss. State (3-2)
Line: Tigers -3.5 / 44.5
TV: 6:30, ESPN2
Mississippi State HC Joe Moorhead was the darling of the media two
weeks ago, sitting at 3-1 and AP #14. The former Penn State
offensive coordinator was also starting to get his own fan club in
Stark Vegas.  Not anymore after getting beat by former HC Dan Mullen,
13-6, in a brutal home loss.  Auburn hasn’t played up to its potential
since beating Washington in its opener and is overdue for a complete
game. Looking for ole Gus to let the bus loose.
Pick: Auburn 37  Mississippi State 17

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