There are plenty of big games in the conference this week, with #10 Alabama traveling to College Station to take on #9 Texas A&M and #6 LSU hosting #8 Florida.
Here are my SEC Week 7 Picks:
Thursday, October 15
14 Auburn at Kentucky 17
Auburn will most likely play both Sean White and Jermey Johnson in the game and both will struggle to move the ball on the Kentucky defense. Kentucky is also struggling offensively, so I like a low scoring game in favor of the home team.
Saturday, October 17
41 #13 Ole Miss at Memphis 34
Both teams have high-powered offenses, but the Ole Miss defense should be able to stop Memphis enough times to win this shootout.
24 Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State 45
Louisiana Tech has surprised a lot of people this season and they’re just a few possessions away from being undefeated. With that being said, Louisiana Tech has yet to play a team with the caliber of Mississippi State.
31 #10 Alabama at #9 Texas A&M 21
In my opinion this is the game of the week, the Aggies have yet to play a defense even close to Alabama’s ferocious front seven, while Alabama lost their only game against a team that can resemble the Texas A&M offense. The closet thing the Aggies have played to the Crimson Tide defense is Arkansas and the Aggies scored a mere 21 points in regulation. Texas A&M is currently 64th in the country in rush defense and will have issues shutting down Derrick Henry and the Alabama rushing attack. At the end of the day, I think this game could resemble the Alabama-Georgia game.
17 Vanderbilt at South Carolina 20
Shawn Elliot will take over as the Gamecocks head coach after Steve Spurrier resigned earlier in the week. I expect South Carolina to come out motivated and play their best game of the season and wouldn’t be surprised to see a blowout, but the Vanderbilt defense is good enough to keep this game close.
21 #8 Florida at #6 LSU 24
Florida lost starting quarterback Will Grier for the season, after the freshman was suspended for using a PED. The loss of their quarterback to go with having to stop Leonard Fournette and playing LSU at night and you can chalk up the first loss of the season for the Gators.
21 Missouri at Georgia 17
Georgia is falling apart and after the devastating injury to Nick Chubb and the recent struggles of Grayson Lambert will make it hard for the Bulldogs to put points on the board. The one bright spot for Missouri has been their defense. I think this game is going to be a defensive struggle, but I like the Tigers to pull out a close one.