There are several key SEC matchups this week that have some interesting lines, and ESPN researcher Chris “The Bear” Fallica has weighed in on his thoughts about LSU-Mississippi State, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas and Kentucky at South Carolina.

Fallica made his regular Friday appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the Morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama. He was asked about the LSU-Mississippi State line, which opened around 4 points, but now has the Tigers only favored by 2 or 2.5.

“I love Mississippi State in this game,” Fallica said. “I like them quite a bit. I took the 2.5 and I even played them on the money line. Obviously now this news that (Derek) Stingley may not play. I don’t know that that’s necessarily a big deal, because the LSU defense is just not good, even with him in the lineup. Saw them give up almost 8 yards a play in the loss at UCLA.”

Fallica even noted that in 6 games LSU has been favored over a Power 5 opponent since it won the national championship, the Tigers are 3-3. Fallica said LSU is in the public’s mind as a national champion, but the reality is it’s not the same team.

About the Aggies and Razorbacks, Fallica agreed with Greg McElroy that the Aggies are the pick here at a spread of 5.5 with the Aggies favored. Fallica said the best unit on the field is the A&M defense, and Arkansas won’t be able to run the ball like it did against Texas.

About the Kentucky-South Carolina game, Fallica said he was surprised the Wildcats are only favored by 4.5 or 5 points.

“South Carolina’s record I think is better than the talent they have, especially at wide receiver,” he said. “Are they going to run the ball against Kentucky because I don’t think they’ll have much success throwing the football. It’s a dangerous, smelly number, where it is, but if I had to play this game, Kentucky certainly is the better team.”

In the Missouri-Boston College game, Fallica leans to the Eagles getting 2 points.