Week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview
Halloween weekend can be a frightening time for SEC teams.
Will the favorites all survive, or will Week 9 shake up the SEC standings?
Picking college football games against the spread is a battle we are all destined to lose at some point, but Damn, Keach has been rolling at 60% or better for the past two seasons.
Let’s take a look at our week 9 SEC Football Predictions & Preview:
Last week’s record: 1-5
Season record: 34-27 (55% ATS)
Last week’s record: 4-2
Season record: 37-24 (60% ATS)
Last week’s record: 4-2
Season record: 34-27 (55% ATS)
Kentucky at Missouri
12:00 pm SEC Network
Line: Missouri -4.5 o/u: 70.5
Missouri has been a absolute disaster over the last three weeks. The offense was an embarrassment on the road at LSU and Florida, and last week the defense didn’t show up in a loss to Middle Tennessee.
Both teams defensively are a mess, but the offenses have the ability to score some points and make this a shootout.
Kentucky is coming off their best win of the season after knocking off the MSU Bulldogs.
This one is simple, Kentucky is playing better football right now, so I’m going with Stoop’s to steal a win in Columbia and essentially become Bowl Eligible for his first time as head Wildcat.
Good Lord, can you believe that Kentucky, yes Kentucky, is second in the SEC East at week 9?
Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville
3:30 pm CBS
Line: Florida -7.5 o/u: 43.5
There’s reason for concern with the Gators.
Are they for real?
They’ve essentially played one, just one, decent team this year, the Vols, and lost. The good thing for Gator fans… Georgia isn’t a decent team. The Gators’ have beat up on some bad teams like UMass, Kentucky, North Texas, Mizzou and Vanderbilt, which somehow beat Georgia, in Athens.
Georgia hasn’t been competitive in the last two games in Jacksonville.
This is a gut check game for Kirby.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) October 27, 2016
This years game is a little different than past years, neither team really has any, “game changers” at wide receiver. In the past you’ve had players like Gurley, Tebow, Stafford and this year, neither team has any of those type players.
Georgia has zero senior talent on this squad. The class of 2013 has 5, just 5, players that are making a contribution on this current team. Georgia has decent slot receivers, and tight ends, but they don’t have an “X” receiver on the team.
Unless Georgia’s offensive line steps up and the Dawgs can get the run game going, freshman quarterback Jacob Eason will be forced to the air — not a recipe for success against the Gator defense.
The more physical team has prevailed in this game of late, I’d say that favors the Gators.
It doesn't matter where you're from or where you grew up.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 27, 2016
Auburn at Ole Miss
7:15 pm SEC Network
Line: Auburn -4.5 o/u: 63
Auburn torched the Hawgs’ last week, out-rushing the Razorbacks 543-25. Yes. You read that correctly. The Rebels currently hold the worst run defense in the SEC, not exactly good news for Ole Miss.
Ole Miss has some “major” issues going on. Chad Kelly is having a Bo Wallace type season with Hugh Freeze’s, “chunk n dunk” offense, the defensive lines are so good in the SEC, it’s really tough for a quarterback to drop back and pass in this league.
The Gus Bus is back and the Tigers are looking like a legitimate threat to Alabama’s dominance in the SEC West, which should make for another great Iron Bowl down the road.
Tennessee at South Carolina
7:15 pm ESPN2
Line: Tennessee -13.5 o/u: 50.5
Saturday night when the Gamecocks host No. 18 Tennessee at 7:15 p.m. ET in Williams-Brice Stadium, it will mark Muschamp’s first night game as head Gamecock. In fact, it’ll be South Carolina’s first night home game since Week 2 of last season, a 26-22 loss to Kentucky.
It’s sitting there on a platter for the Vols’. I know, Florida needs another SEC loss, but the Gators haven’t played anyone with a pulse this season, other than Tennessee, which is their lone loss. So, to expect Florida to run the table with a neutral site game against a struggling Georgia team in Jacksonville, followed up with trips to the Ozarks and Baton Rouge is a bit of a stretch to think they’ll run the table.
Tennessee, albeit battered and beaten, have gotten past the tough part of their schedule, with games against South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt remaining, a loss would be a major upset. The eastern division is sitting on a tee for Butch Jones, all the Vols need to do is play consistent football.
South Carolina has been anemic on offense and special teams has been anything but special, especially on punt returns. The running game has struggle behind a below average SEC offensive line. Freshman quarterback, Jake Bentley showed a spark last week, albeit against an inferior UMass squad, will he be able to do the same against a solid Vols’ D-Line?
Listen, the formula the Gamecocks need to upset the Vols is simple. Run the football and stop the Tennessee rushing attack. South Carolina hasn’t done either worth a crap and with a Shawn Elliott led offensive line that’s as bad as our 2016 Presidential Candidates, I’d expect this one to get ugly.
But, then again, Tennessee hasn’t been able to put together a positive 60 minutes all season long.
New Mexico State at Texas A&M
7:30 pm ESPNU
Line: Texas A&M -43.5 o/u: 69.5
Aggies vs. Aggies, in College Station. Well, 43 is a pile of points and this one is going to get U.G.L.Y and sideways and typically I am not a fan of laying huge numbers, but I am here. The Texas Aggies can score against good teams, the New Mexico Aggies aren’t a good team and I expect Texas A&M will hit a lot of big plays. I’d be very shocked if New Mexico State had any success offensively against a stout John Chavis led defense.
Billy: NM State Aggies
Keach: NM State Aggies
Josh: I should probably play the numbers here, but what the hell. Give me the Texas Aggies.
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