Week seven of the college football season is upon us, and the SEC is in the meat grinder of conference play.
Undoubtedly, very few people outside of College Station, Tex. could have imagined a Bama loss last week. I don’t think many could have thought Ole Miss and Arkansas would end with 103 points and a margin of victory as narrow as possible.
The Red Cup staff did ok last week - three of us going above .500 against the spread and three of us going under. Here’s how things stack up for the best of the staff so far this season picking against the spread. Additionally, there’s a dollar figure that shows if you placed $10 bets on every single one of that person’s picks... those are your winnings.
- Ruby Draayer: 34-22 ATS; $88.77
- One Man to Beat: 32-25 ATS; $41.39
- Gray Hardison: 30-26 ATS; $16.80
So essentially, Ruby is from Las Vegas, and she somehow kicks ass at picking winners. Shocking how that works.
Let’s see if she can maintain her lead or if it will slowly slip away this season.
You can quickly figure out Red Cup is a huge fan of the narrative that Bama is about to show up pissed off in Starkville and refuse to lose two in a row, and also the Tide will make a statement in the game.
Additionally, the Cup is all over Ole Miss -2.5 against Tennessee. Belief in the Rebels is pretty dang high right now coming off the heels of a very close home win over Arkansas.
I think when the season is over, a lot of teams are going to look back at this week as a very defining game for the year. Here’s what I mean:
- Tennessee or Ole Miss will notch a fifth win with a few more winnable games on each schedule.
- Alabama will either answer the bell and get back on its path to yet another Western division title or put its success in jeopardy with a loss
- Georgia or Kentucky can solidify a spot in the driver’s seat in the Eastern division
- Florida may very well drive one more nail in Coach O’s coffin at LSU
- Arkansas and Auburn are playing in a game that could elevate them into a better bowl game or serve as a setback for a first or second year coach
How it all plays out, we’ll know soon enough. Time to tee it up, cheers!