SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

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SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

Tiger Stadium

LSU’s Tiger Stadium at Night

October is behind us and November is upon us , which means conference play is heating up, and the SEC has 4 legitimate teams vying for spots in the College Football Playoff.

If Week 9 was any indication, top-ranked teams should be wary of matchups with pesky unranked foes—ask Butch Jones and the Vol nation.

Tennessee’s football team left Williams-Brice Stadium following a 24-21 upset loss to South Carolina on Saturday night with a lengthy list of questions. To make matters worse, the loss was following a bye week.

“It starts with me.” Jones said. “We talked about it all week long. Again, we have to own it. Where do we go from here? It’s a long, long football season, and you can’t let one football game define you, but we’re going to find out the competitive make-up of us in how we bounce back.”

Some have short-term answers, while others may not be addressed until after the season.

Alabama-LSU highlights this week’s slate, as the playoff picture starts to clear up. Week 10 provides us with a full slate with all 14 teams in action, but we won’t pick the Vol game since no line is available.

Week 9 all three of us went 3-2, although our losses came from different games.

Billy:

Last week’s record: 3-2 
Season record: 37-29 (56% ATS)

Keach:

Last week’s record: 3-2 
Season record: 40-26 (60% ATS)

Josh:

Last week’s record: 3-2 
Season record: 37-29 (56% ATS)

Let’s take a look at our SEC week 10 Predictions & Preview:


Georgia Southern at Ole Miss

SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

Akeem Judd, left, leads Ole Miss’ struggling rushing game with 382 rushing yards this season and quarterback Chad Kelly, right, ranks second at 269

12:00 ESPNU
Line: Ole Miss -27.5 o/u: 62.5

It has been a tough season for Ole Miss. The Rebels are just 1-4 in the SEC, and I’m sure they’re ready to beat up on someone. This one is simple, Offense has been a problem for the Eagles all season long. They’re the 83rd ranked offense in the nation. The Eagles are only gaining 386 yards per game this season and the Eagles defense has been fairly disappointing this season.

Can the eagles stay within three scores?

The Picks:

Billy: Georgia Southern 

Keach: Georgia Southern 

Josh: Ole Miss is looking to beat the hell out of someone, a one-dimensional Southern team is just what they need.


Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Trevor Knight: SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight (8) celebrates with teammates after rushing for a touchdown (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

12:00 SEC Network
Line: Texas A&M -14 o/u: 60.5

The Aggies aren’t a playoff contender, even though the committee gave them some love last night. The Aggies are a good team, but they’re a pretender not a contender. It won’t matter this week against a struggling MSU team with an extremely sketchy defense. The Aggie running game will have a field day in this one and Trevor Knight will move the chains all day.

The Picks:

Billy: Texas A&M

Keach: Texas A&M

Josh: Texas A&M


Vanderbilt at Auburn

SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

Auburn Football Coach Gus Malzahn

12:00 ESPN
Line: Auburn -26 o/u: 45

The Commodores and Derek Mason are actually thinking about bowl eligibility, but this week won’t help that cause. Gus Malzahn is back on the plains and has his Tigers playing as good as any team in the country right now, confidence is a beautiful thing in college football.

Give the Auburn team/staff credit after a tough start to the season with losses against Clemson and Texas A&M, who by the way are both ranked in the current top 5, not bad. The staff sat down and decided what they do best, which is a power run game and solid defense and suddenly the Iron Bowl looks very interesting.

This one will get sideways.

The Picks:

Billy: Vanderbilt

Keach: Auburn

Josh: Vanderbilt – I don’t see this being close, but Vandy will ugly this game up and 26 is a big number.


Florida at Arkansas

SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

Florida Gators vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

 3:30 pm CBS
Line: Florida -5 o/u: 47

The Hawgs are coming off a much needed bye week after getting ran out of town by a dominant Auburn rushing attack in week 8. This is a weird Arkansas team, in that the offensive line has struggled, which is atypical for a Bret Bielema team. The passing game has actually been the strength of this team, not the rushing attack, while the defense hasn’t played very well.

Defensively, Florida is as good as any this season, but offensively they’re below average.

I still don’t like this matchup for Arkansas, the Hawg passing game against a stout Gator defense sounds like a disaster, Arkansas only managed 3 points against Auburn’s defense two weeks ago.

The Picks:

Billy: Florida

Keach: Arkansas

Josh: Florida Arky bad o-Line vs a great Gator D-line, I’ll take FL.


Missouri at South Carolina

SEC Week 10 Predictions & Preview

South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley (4) celebrates a touchdown during the first half of the Tennessee game

4:00 pm SEC Network
Line: South Carolina -7.5 o/u: 54.5

The emergence of the Freshman trio of Bentley, Dowdle and Edwards and two straight wins, including an upset of Tennessee, have the Gamecocks thinking bowl, but this one is an absolute must. Fortunately for them, they face a Tigers team that has been struggling of late.

The Tigers defense was thrashed for 377 rushing yards by Kentucky, as the defense continues to struggle in Barry Odom’s first year as head coach. Why in the world Odom decided they needed to change the defense this off-season is baffling. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The Picks:

Billy: Missouri

Keach: Missouri

Josh: Missouri


Georgia at Kentucky

Jacob Eason

Georgia Bulldogs offensive cordinator Jim Chaney talks with quarterback Jacob Eason (10) on the sideline during the third quarter of the 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

7:30 pm SEC Network
Line: Georgia -2.5 o/u: 51

Georgia is an offensive wreck. The offensive line absolutely stinks and the play calling by Chaney hasn’t been much better. The play calling has been very predictable at times, run-run-pass and the O-line just hasn’t been able to block well enough. I’ve heard some Dawg fans speculate the offensive struggles this season may work in the teams favor with Chubb and Michele possibly returning next year. Listen, it ain’t happening. Georgia isn’t going to magically improve on the offensive line next year. This isn’t the NFL so free agency isn’t an option to find some veteran players and too expect any true freshman to make an impact next season isn’t realistic, freshman offensive lineman don’t work in the SEC. Chubb and Michele are both going to do what is best for their families and that’s turning pro after the year, even with both their stock being down this season.

Here’s a stat for UGA fans: Chaney is 9-37 in SEC games a O-Cord.

Kentucky isn’t good either, but they very well may be the second best team in the SEC East, which by the way is the worst power 5 division in football.

The Picks:

Billy: Georgia

Keach: Kentucky

Josh: Dawgs


Alabama at LSU

Alabama vs. LSU

Alabama Crimson Tide will visit LSU

8:00 pm CBS
Line: Alabama -7 o/u: 47

Sure, LSU has a chance, hell, Custer had a chance, then he went down the hill. If LSU beats Alabama Saturday night, Orgeron should be printed on a civil war coin.

LSU has been playing well and made a remarkable turnaround since Orgeron has taken over in Baton Rouge, but the competition has helped them get better. Southern Miss, Mizzou and Ole Miss aren’t exactly defensive juggernauts, so they’ve gotten well offensively against some weak defenses. The passing game will be critical for Etling, can he get the ball downfield? When Alabama has struggled this season it’s was against Ole Miss and Texas A&M, two teams that were able to rack up some passing yards against the Tide.

Conversely, how will young Jalen Hurts perform in a big situation on the road? He’s played well so far at Ole Miss and Arkansas, but he hasn’t faced an atmosphere like he will see in Tiger Stadium Saturday night.

The Picks:

Billy: Alabama

Keach: Alabama

Josh: Alabama


While we’ll track season performance against the spread, please remember these picks are for entertainment purposes only, you do NOT want to wager any MOOLA based on our picks. If you do, you should be slapped.

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