SEC Week 7 predictions


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Week seven was a weekend we all had circled on our calendars. It’s essentially another Separation Saturday with several big games between Missouri-Georgia and Florida-LSU.

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I’m still eking out a lead against Kevin. I’m 38-19 ATS and 50-7 overall, while Kevin is right on my heels at 34-23 ATS and 49-8 overall.

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On to week seven we go…

#25 Missouri at #7 Georgia (-9)

Jon: This will be a classic Big 12-style shootout. Are you ready for this? Missouri goes on the road and pulls the upset. I love how they’re playing, and Georgia’s defense hasn’t taken that step I thought they would. And I haven’t even mentioned Todd Gurley probably won’t play. I’m no longer welcome in the state of Georgia, I assume. Missouri 41, Georgia 39

Kevin: Too obvious of an upset possibility? I like Aaron Murray to lead his team to a win here. I’m not ready to buy into Missouri after a Vanderbilt win. Aaron Murray and Georgia is not Vanderbilt even if they’re missing essentially all of their playmakers. Georgia’s defense is nothing to write home about, but they have some athletes over there that will make a few plays against Mizzou. Georgia 41, Mizzou 33.

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#14 South Carolina (-6) at Arkansas

Jon: The Gamecocks’ defense has been the reason teams have gotten back into games late over the last several weeks, but Arkansas isn’t the kind of offense that’s going to put up numbers in the passing game. Gamecocks win and cover on the road. South Carolina 31, Arkansas 24

Kevin: I like the Gamecocks, but I also think it’ll be close. This isn’t a team that puts teams away right now. South Carolina 24, Arkansas 23.

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Western Carolina at Auburn (-43)

Jon: Auburn essentially gets a week to plan and prepare for Texas A&M. Auburn wins but doesn’t cover the 43-point spread. The Gus Bus will call off the dogs. Auburn 48, W. Carolina 10

Kevin: 43 points for Auburn? Wow. Too big of a spread. Auburn 38, W. Carolina 7.

#17 Florida at #10 LSU (-7)

Jon: This is a fair line, considering LSU’s explosive offense has put up some serious numbers. However, the Gators’ defense and emerging offense will cover the spread. LSU is just too balanced, and it will be tough even for the Gators’ top defense to slow down. LSU 31, Florida 30

Kevin: Fascinating matchup. Strength vs strength, and I’m going with the upset. Florida’s defense and LSU’s offense are world-class; however, Florida’s offense has been improving faster than LSU’s defense in recent weeks with Tyler Murphy taking over at quarterback. Florida 24, LSU 21.

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#1 Alabama (-27.5) at Kentucky

Jon: Kentucky has been playing much better, and Alabama looks like they’re finally hitting their stride. The Tide haven’t allowed an offensive TD in three straight games now. That ends Saturday but UK covers. Alabama 34, Kentucky 7

Kevin: I think Alabama will cover the spread and pound Kentucky. Alabama begins their march to the BCS Championship this week. Alabama 38, Kentucky 7.

Bowling Green at Mississippi State (-10)

Jon: MSU better watch out for Bowling Green, because they’re probably the best team in the MAC. But State and Mullen has been thumping non-conference fools at home. They win and cover. Mississippi State 45, Bowling Green 28

Kevin: This is a game that nobody will watch unless you’re a fan of either team. That includes myself. Miss State covers and wins 28-14.

#9 Texas A&M (-6.5) at Ole Miss

Jon: This could turn into a track meet. The better defense is the Rebels, but the best player belongs to Texas A&M. The Aggies go into Oxford, win and cover. Texas A&M 45, Ole Miss 35

Kevin: Ole Miss is falling rapidly. I think they continue to fall although that offense gets a bit back on track against the abysmal Aggie defense. Texas A&M 41, Ole Miss 31.

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  • Does anyone know how many sacs UGA has given up?

  • Jon, did you and Kevin make any wagers between each other on these predictions? I’d love to hear what each would have to pay up.

    • Haha. No wagers. We’ll hash it out on the SEC Report next week, and he’ll have to be my body guard if I ever return to the state of Georgia.

      • Jon, just because you aren’t in the state of Georgia, your safety isn’t guaranteed.
        Sincerely, Disappointed Dawgs Fans :(

        • DawgMan – If it’s any help, I picked against Georgia (my preseason pick to win the East) for South Carolina and LSU. So, you actually want me picking against you…

        • Jon, Georgia is a great place, you can wear a disguise there. Missouri is a better place and think of all your new friends here where raider Quantrill, Gen. Sterling Price, and the Missouri Tigers have represented the southeast so well. Big grin. Wish I could get to Athens Sat.. If the Dawgs win, it’s still good, and if Missouri deserves to win it, I expect the folks in Athens will be about as gracious as fans anywhere. Georgia has pulled out some quality wins this year, nothing is going to change that…. but ohhh my Missouri is going to be harder to stop this Saturday than they were when they were ranked #1, in 07

      • No, I like you. Please continue to pick against UGA. I, personally, love it. Go Dawgs

  • I hope that all the Georgia players are hearing that people think that they will get upset. Heck why even call it an upset? Missouri’s basically got this one in the bag right? Very interesting talk leading up to this game…

  • Mizzou, South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Alabama, Bowling Green and aTm winners this weekend.
    Write ’em down, son

  • UGA/Mizzou is just a great game in that anyone who is confident one team will definitely win either knows something I don’t or they have haven’t been paying attention. I could see a UGA blowout, I could see a Mizzou blowout, or I could see a close shootout go either way. The only thing I’m confident about is I don’t think either team will be held below 20.

    • This game looked like a easy W at the beginning of the year, now it might be one of the bigger stumbling blocks going down the stretch. I think Aaron has it in him to lead the team, but I agree with you – this game could end up going against us.

    • I’m just glad it should turn out to be a good game instead of a blow out. One never knows though. Good Luck to both teams!

  • I have to agree with dawg780. I think if this game are played in Missouri this year I believe it to be a draw. but I expect Georga at home have a slight advantage. I expect Georgiato win but I’m becoming more hopeful everyday that Missouri might.

  • I hope it’s a great game though. I think between Missouri and Georgia and Florida and LSU the majority of us SEC fans are expecting to be greatly entertained.

  • Need a hat trick, MIZ,LSU & USC!

  • Jon, what do Murray State, Toledo, Indiana, and Arkansas State have in common besides losing to Missouri?

    They would all lose to most high school teams from Georgia! 5-0 and a lot of yards is hardly impressive against that schedule + the perennial doormat of the East. Vandy has been unimpressive this year. Missouri will be this week’s Maryland.

    You are welcome in Georgia, we have many fine mental institutions that will welcome you with open arms.

    • Look at the schedules. Mizzou, will fail to “show me” or the rest of the nation anything over the next 7 games. They are very likely to go 1-6 to finish out the season with a 6-6 record–the only win I see on their schedule is Kentucky.

      • Schedules… Smedules… who cares? Schedules don’t play each other, teams do. Trust me, Grantham and Bobo don’t care about Mizzou’s schedule. They have there hands full preparing for a confident underdog team full of ATHLETES! Expect Mizzou to bring a chip on their shoulders, lets see how the # 7 Team in the country defends it’s house.

      • The pressure is on Georgia not Mizzou.

      • Rwlitt, Just do me a favor. If, I mean WHEN Mizzou wins this weekend, don’t go run and hide. Also I hope there is one more thing you don’t do and that is blame the loss on UGA injuries. Just remember we were in the same infirmary last year when you all came into Columbia MO. I expect a good game and am pretty confident Mizzou will come out with a big win, especially if our D’s secondary comes with something to prove.

        • Although I, like most/all UGA fans, am saddened by our rash of injuries, I am still confident we have the tools to get the job done. People say Mizzou has something to prove, but I say UGA’s defense has something to prove. Let’s get the job done on special teams and bring home the W again in Athens. Go dawgs!

  • Green…Hicks…Douglas…Davis…even some we haven’t seen – I think our freshmen are gonna show UP and OUT tomorrow. GO DAWGS!

  • Nice slate of games! Can’t wait until tomorrow!

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