Chris 'The Bear' Fallica offers betting thoughts on SEC games this week
Chris “The Bear” Fallica made his regular Friday appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX with Greg McElroy and Cole Cubelic out of Birmingham, Alabama to discuss rivalry week, and several SEC games from a betting standpoint.
The ESPN researcher weighed in on the Palmetto Bowl, Texas A&M-LSU and Florida-Florida State.
“The only question for the South Carolina play is where are their heads,” Fallica said. “After the comeback win last week, getting bowl eligible, emotional scene. You would think they’d be able to bounce right back against a rival in a game they’d love to have. It’s the first time in like 7 years that they haven’t been a two-touchdown underdog. So it’s the first time in a while they’ve actually gone into this game with a chance to win.”
Fallica added that even though Clemson played a great game last week in a win over Wake Forest, the offensive issues from earlier in the season aren’t completely solved. Fallica said he would play the under, then possibly take South Carolina, but would not lay double digits with Clemson. The line opened at 14 and is now about 11.5 or 12 favoring Clemson. The over/under is about 42.5 or 43, according to Vegas Insider.
Fallica also said he likes LSU getting 6.5 points against Texas A&M in Ed Orgeron’s final game as coach in Tiger Stadium.
“I think that place is going to be completely bonkers tomorrow night,” Fallica said. “O’s final game there against the long rumored potential at some point in this life or the after life head coach in Jimbo Fisher coming in there. The A&M offense away from home in road games has not been good whatsoever. I don’t know who’s going to play, who’s not going to play for LSU, but I can see them being pretty excited about playing tomorrow night.”
About the Florida game, Fallica openly wondered why the Gators are favored by 3 against the Seminoles.
“You think they want to win and have another month of practice and go to a bowl game,” he said. “Hey, the SEC’s 11th bowl choice, I don’t even know where it goes, here are the 6-6 Gators taking on, what, the fourth team from the MAC.”