Early SEC football bowl game lines

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Related: AP All-SEC team for 2013

The 2013 SEC football regular season is officially over, and the full bowl game schedules have now been released. College football just witnessed the final ever BCS rankings last night, and what a year for the system…again!

Here are all the early SEC bowl game lines, with a few surprises, via 5Dimes.

Related: Full SEC Bowl game schedule with times, dates and TV

  • Ole Miss (-3) vs. Georgia Tech
  • Mississippi State (-7) vs. Rice
  • Texas A&M (-12) vs. Duke
  • Georgia (-9) vs. Nebraska
  • LSU (-7.5) vs. Iowa
  • Wisconsin (-2.5) vs. South Carolina
  • Alabama (-15) vs. Oklahoma
  • Missouri (-1.5) vs. Oklahoma State
  • Vanderbilt (-3) vs. Houston
  • FSU (-9) vs. Auburn – Over/Under 65

Notes:

  • South Carolina and Auburn are the only two teams not favored in bowl games. Auburn is understandable, but South Carolina against Wisconsin? That was somewhat surprising.
  • I would jump all over that national championship over/under at 65 – there’s going to be more than 65 points scored.

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  • I did not expect the gamecocks to be under hrmmmm.

  • This is how I see it!
    Ole Miss (-7) vs. Georgia Tech
    Mississippi State (-10.5) vs. Rice
    Texas A&M (-21) vs. Duke
    Georgia (-17) vs. Nebraska
    LSU (-20.5) vs. Iowa
    Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (-13.5)
    Alabama (-19.5) vs. Oklahoma
    Missouri (-9.5) vs. Oklahoma State
    Vanderbilt (-6.5) vs. Houston
    FSU (-1.5) vs. Auburn – Over/Under 62

    • I think yours is most accurate. The only one that needs changing is FSU vs. Auburn (-1.5) — Over/Under 70

    • I agree with yours. Think the Over/Under for champ game should be higher. But I agree with everything else. I was shocked to see that A&M was only a 12 point favorite. 21 sounds more accurate

    • I agree that these could ultimately be the margins of defeat in these games. However, Vegas is trying to set a line that will lead to equal betting for each team. With your lines, I’d take the non-SEC team in most of these.

      • Agreed in principle. I think the lines are pretty accurate in the amended post but would have a hard time taking the favorite in any of them. I’d imagine the Vegas lines might stretch a little as the days pass. The O/U is a scary line, though. What you’re betting there is “will either team be shut down?” I thought FSU/Clemson at 64 was absurdly low; ended Over at 65 and only because of a garbage time Clemson td. Assuming both teams produce, it’ll be Over by halftime. If, per chance, Auburn’s D is a little tougher than FSU is expecting or if FSU is as stout as they claim to be, it could get one-sided or even mid-scoring.

    • Much as I love my Gamecocks, I cant see them 13.5 favorites over the Badgers like you have it. Also, I cant see them 2.5 dogs either. So I think its somewhere in the middle. Dont let Wisconsin fool you, they are great running the ball. And we are not great stopping the run. It will be a good game.

  • Looks pretty accurate to me.

  • I’d throw a quick 1000 on the carolina game right now. Seriously vegas?

  • To be completely honest, if I were splitting $1,000 amongst the lines I feel comfortable with, I’d put $700 on the A&M game giving the points. I’d put $200 on Vandy giving the points, & my last $100 on FSU, giving the points. The rest I really wouldn’t feel confident enough on to wager money. I think the SEC is capable of winning all of these, but you never know with bowl games how excited a team will be. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl ’08 & UF in the Sugar Bowl last year come to mind. Both superior teams that didn’t give a shit & got their ass whipped by teams that did care. For different reasons, I think UGA, LSU, & Bama may be the teams this year that lack enthusiasm. This doesn’t mean they’ll lose, just I don’t think they’ll be up. I think the rest will be excited for their respective games. I think the SEC will go 7-3.

  • We all thought for sure that there would be a ton of points scored in 2010 too though with Auburn and Oregon. Final was 22 – 19.
    Just sayin’ …..

  • I’ll take the odds with A&M and Vandy, the money line on Miss St., LSU, and SCar. I might even parlay A&M, Vandy, and SCar. Anyone driving to Biloxi soon?

  • Wow, lines have already shifted to put SCar at -1 and Mizzou at +1. Cowboys and Gamecocks made some big early bets, I see!

  • @Mwg9. Do you realize that even with the young linebackers were are the 2nd rated run defense in the SEC only giving up an avg. 142.25 per game. We also need to take into account those running backs got those yards against some pretty weak Big10 defenses. Minnesota held Wisconsin to 203 yards on the ground, and Penn St held them to 129 yards on the ground. Their quarterback is only a sophomore that while compiling 2414 yards passing he has 20 TD’s and 12 picks. With a healthy Mike Davis, Wilds, and Carson we should be able to match their running game, and I’ll take Connor Shaw over anybody in the league with the game on the line. Should be a good game, but I will take a battle tested SEC team any day of a Big10 team! Wisconsin also doesn’t have any wins over any ranked teams this year!GO COCKS!

  • Here’s how I would have put it
    Ole Miss (-7) vs. Georgia Tech
    Mississippi State (-10) vs. Rice
    Texas A&M (-13.5) vs. Duke
    Georgia (-10) vs. Nebraska
    LSU (-13.5) vs. Iowa
    Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (-7)
    Alabama (-17) vs. Oklahoma
    Missouri (-6.5) vs. Oklahoma State
    Vanderbilt (-10) vs. Houston
    FSU (-4) vs. Auburn – Over/Under 60
    I’d take the under because in NCG’s the defense usually shows up, with the last exception being Notre Dame because they were horribly overrated and everyone knew it. It’ll be close, though.

    • I don’t get the LSU spread with Mettenberger out. Unless I’m missing something with their backup qb they will have much less offense.

  • Let’s just look at recent bowl game records, let’s say, just the past 2 years. South Carolina beat Nebraska and Michigan, while Wisconsin lost 2 Rose Bowls (well, they have lost 3 in a row but we were only going back 2). South Carolina by 4…..

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