Tuesday's SEC Predictions
The SEC had four games set to take place today. Here are three picks we like for the conference on Tuesday night.
No. 16 Tennessee at Mississippi State, 7PM ET (SEC Network)
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Mississippi State is the slight favorite at home today, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -1.5 points against Tennessee. Mississippi State is a team that could use a big win to help its NCAA resume. They have 21 wins as a team, but not many high-profile victories. The Vols have been somewhat inconsistent and you aren’t always sure which team will show up. Still, I feel Tennessee has the better talent on paper and should beat the Bulldogs most of the time. I will take the Vols with some points against this unproven team. SEC PREDICTIONS: TENNESSEE +1.5
Florida at Alabama, 7PM ET (ESPN)
Two rivals meet up with each in need of a win. Oddsmakers are listing the Crimson Tide as the favorite at home, giving them odds of -2.5 points against Florida. The Gators are just 4-4 straight up and against the spread on the road this season. The road team has actually been strong in this series, winning and covering in the last three. After a big win over Auburn, I think the Gators are able to go on the road and win. Alabama has lost three straight, failing to cover in all three. I still think the Gators have something to offer, despite some injuries. SEC PREDICTIONS: FLORIDA +2.5
No. 14 Auburn at Arkansas, 9PM ET (SEC Network)
The oddsmakers have Arkansas as a 1.5-point favorite at home for this game. Auburn is coming off a loss at Florida and has dropped its last two on the road, but has yet to drop back-to-back games this season. They have also covered following their losses. Arkansas just suffered a 15-point loss at home a week ago, so it’s not impossible for Auburn to win big. The Tigers already own an 11-point win over the Razorbacks this year. I will go with Auburn, the better team, getting the points. SEC PREDICTIONS: AUBURN +1.5