This week of SEC football contains only five games, zero of which contain two top 25 teams.
What the hell is going on? This is the premier college football conference, and this week is potentially full of a bunch of yawn and stretch kind of games.
But we’ve still got money to make, because last week just about everyone on the Red Cup staff was above .500 — let’s put some fuel on that fire and buy a Lexus for Christmas.
Ya boi OMTB and Ruby Draayer continue to dominate the rest of the staff with our picks against the spread, and we’re also both ranked in the top 25 for all of the national bloggeurs and professional writers who log picks on Tallysight. There’s well over 100 of these folks, and Ruby is sitting at No. 14 (60 percent ATS) while I’m ranked No. 25 (58 percent ATS).
That being said, the rest of the staff might be picking against the grain to make up some ground with a month and a half left to go in the season. Without any more delay, here’s our picks for the week.
There’s only four games with a spread this week as Arkansas plays Ark-Pine Bluff, which should be an easy moneyline add to any parlay you might have.
When it comes to the CBS SEC Game of the Week, our staff is split with the Ole Miss -9 spread. For me, I think the injuries both teams have incurred just makes it a potential wild and wacky toss up game for the third week in a row. Ole Miss is the better team, but LSU seems somewhat galvanized with the change at head coach coming.
For Miss. St. and Vanderbilt, the Cup is 50/50 split on this pretty huge spread. Yes, Vandy is awful, but also the ‘Dores put together a decent effort last week in almost upsetting Sakerlina. Personally, I just don’t see State making that kind of a statement, but the Dawgs should still win pretty easily.
Tennessee should see a massive drop off from last week in my opinion, losing an emotional game at home and now going to Tuscaloosa for a rivalry game against top 5 Alabama. I think this one is set for a 56-21 kind of game.
Additionally, it’s easy to see TAMU beating USC, but the blog is split on a spread of nearly three touchdowns. One thing I’ll say about Jimbo Fisher - he seems to have a game or three every year where the margin is tighter than it should be, and this could be it.
So what’s your lock of the week? Comment below with where you’re dropping the most cash.