SEC Week 7 predictions: ESPN's SP+ predicts every game
There are plenty of intriguing SEC matchups on the schedule for Saturday.
No. 11 Kentucky will get the chance to prove to the nation that it is legit in a road game at No. 1 Georgia, while No. 5 Alabama will look to bounce back from its loss to Texas A&M with a challenging trip to Mississippi State.
Additionally, No. 13 Ole Miss is at Tennessee, in what is expected to be an offensive shootout.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Bill Connelly released his weekly SP+ predictions, which are created using a computer model that he has described as an “opponent- and tempo-adjusted look at the most sustainable and predictive aspects of college football. It is intended to be predictive and forward-facing.”
The SP+ model like the Bulldogs to beat the Wildcats in Athens, 35-15, and it also likes the Crimson Tide to bounce back with a 32-22 win in Starkville, although that result would be much closer than the current spread of 17.5.
The most interesting pick, however, is in the Ole Miss at Tennessee game, as the SP+ model has the 3-point underdog Volunteers winning straight up, 33-29, with the total being far below the current number of 81.
Here’s a look at what the SP+ model predicts for all of the week’s SEC action:
- Florida 37, LSU 22
- Arkansas 27, Auburn 25
- Texas A&M 33, Missouri 24
- Georgia 35, Kentucky 15
- South Carolina 35, Vanderbilt 14
- Alabama 32, Mississippi State 22
- Tennessee 33, Ole Miss 29
🔥😤 WEEK 7 SP+ PICKS 🤯🔓
Mich St 29, Indiana 22
Texas 29, OSU 26
Cincy 35, UCF 22
YALE 32, UCONN 23
Baylor 30, BYU 23
UGA 35, UK 15
Pitt 32, VT 24
Iowa 28, Purdue 17
Bama 32, Miss St 22
BC 29, NC St 26
Tenn 33, Ole Miss 29 (needs 40 more pts)
OU 37, TCU 27
Ariz St 27, Utah 25 pic.twitter.com/cOhhyI6VAC
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 13, 2021