Ten games this weekend involving SEC teams. Four conference games – six non-conference. Here are the early favorites and underdogs.
Ole Miss at Tulane. No line posted.
Kentucky at Florida. The undefeated Gators return home and open as a 23.5-point favorite against a Kentucky team coming off an overtime loss at home to Western Kentucky. The line quickly moved up to 25 points.
Missouri at South Carolina. The Gamecocks opened as a 9-point favorite in a game that features both starting quarterbacks dealing with injuries. That line has already been pushed to 10 points.
Florida Atlantic at Alabama. Fresh off their 52-0 beatdown on the road against Arkansas, Alabama returns home and opens as a 51-point favorite.
Rutgers at Arkansas. Some people still have faith in the Razorbacks. Arkansas opened as a 2-point favorite.
LSU at Auburn. LSU opens conference play on the road against their SEC West rival. Les Miles’ team open as a 18.5 point favorite.
South Alabama at Mississippi State. Cracking the Top 25 for the first time this year, the undefeated Bulldogs opened 32.5 favorite at home. It’s already up to 34.5 in many places.
South Carolina State at Texas A&M. No line posted.
Akron at Tennessee. No line posted.
Vanderbilt at Georgia. After Saturday’s game, both teams were talking last year’s game and the spat between Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Judging by the opening line, this shouldn’t be much of a contest. The Bulldogs open as a 13.5 favorite.
Of the seven games with lines, Arkansas-Rutgers is expected to be closest – Alabama with the biggest blowout. Of the four conference matchups, Missouri-South Carolina is expected to be the most competitive matchup, Kentucky-Florida the least competitive.