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Red Cup SEC Betting Guide: The homestretch begins

Spook-tacular picks for SEC Halloween weekend.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Mississippi Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Another Friday means another weekend brimming with financial opportunities at your nearest casino, bookie or even the office water cooler.

We’ve got our staff picks below, and as far as picking winners, there’s only a couple of these bozos you’re going to want to heed advice from if the previous five weeks of SEC play are any indication.

Grayson Weir and Will Gates are both picking winners on the money line at nearly a 75 percent clip, which would potentially mean winning some money if you’re gambling right. The trick here on money line games is heavy favorites usually require a lot more investment to win any substantial amount of money. For example, picking Alabama over Mississippi State as a winner may be a no-brainer, but you might have to bet $3,000 to win $100.

So great job you two, but you’re probably not rich right now.

When we turn the page to picking against the spread, our photoshoppin’, film reviewin’, jet plane flyin’, kiss stealin’, son of a gun Gray Hardison is taking the crown at nearly 60 percent of picks winning this season. This week he picked Bama to cover 30.5 against MSU, but Vandy to beat the 16.5 spread against Ole Miss.

Here’s all the staff picks for your perusal.

For Ole Miss to cover three scores against Vandy, coach Lane Kiffin will have to pick which quarterback, Matt Corral or John Rhys Plumlee, has the hottest hand to lead the Rebel offense to more than 40 points in my opinion. Ole Miss’ defense has been at best hit or miss, and the Commodores are most likely going to find the endzone on Saturday though they have been hit by the injury/COVID bug significantly lately.

Last season, the Rebels topped the ‘Dores 31-6 in Oxford, and much of the Ole Miss production on offense returned from last season. It will be certainly a must win for first year coach Kiffin as the Rebels sit at 1-4 halfway through the season.

So what are your predictions for Saturday? Comment below or tweet @redcuprebellion with your picks and prognostications for week six of SEC play.