SEC football resumes Saturday at noon ET. There are a total of 10 games with at least one conference member on the day.

Brian Edwards, a long-time Las Vegas handicapper with an emphasis on SEC football, will provide his thoughts and insights on the line moves throughout the 2015 season. Edwards, a University of Florida graduate, is a weekly radio guest in Las Vegas, Omaha and Memphis and makes regular appearances on Chad Millman’s betting podcast on

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Florida Atlantic at Florida
Kickoff: noon ET
Friday Line: Florida -31 (opened -31)
Over/Under: 46.5 (opened 46.5)
Public: 60 percent Owls

Analysis: “Before the sloppy performance against Vandy, I would think this number would’ve probably been Florida minus-35. It definitely has come down a little bit just because Florida has not been as effective offensively.

“FAU has been a double-digit underdog twice this year and gone 1-1 against the spread. I’m not looking to play FAU here but I’m certainly not looking to lay a big number on Florida because of the dip in their offensive production here recently.

“Florida is beat up on the defensive line. As long as it gets a pretty decent lead secured early, coach Jim McElwain will be looking to rest guys in preparation for a real big game against Florida State. That’s really the most important game on Florida’s schedule year in and year out. The fans care about the FSU game more than anything and coaches at Florida realize that whether it’s their first year or not.”

The Play: Pass.

The Citadel at South Carolina
Kickoff: noon ET
Friday Line: South Carolina -20 (opened off)
Over/Under: Off
Public: N/A

Analysis: “I don’t know enough about The Citadel to get involved in this game. It does seem like a kind of low number and certainly South Carolina is the antithesis of what I’m talking about with Florida and wanting to get starters out. South Carolina wants to get a win and something to feel good about. If that means winning by as much as possible and padding the stats and making (interim coach Shawn Elliott) look good, I think they’ll be doing it.

“It’s a pass for me because I don’t know enough about The Citadel. But it does seem like a small number.”

The Play: Pass.

LSU at Ole Miss
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Ole Miss -6.5 (opened -3.5)
Over/Under: 56 (opened 56)
Public: 76 percent Tigers

Analysis: “I played Ole Miss early in the week at minus-4, but I find it hard to recommend them at 6.5. The majority of the public is betting LSU and the line is moving the other way. All the sharp money is on Ole Miss.

“I do think this is Ole Miss’ game. LSU has not looked good in back-to-back weeks. Maybe they were a little overrated to begin with. Ole Miss has had two weeks to prepare for these two big rivalry games to salvage the season and I think we’re going to get a prime effort from Ole Miss. Whereas LSU — Brandon Harris does not look good. They’re looking one-dimensional offensively. The defense has given up some big plays as well.

“Now you go on the road to play a team that has had two weeks to get ready for you. And Ole Miss is in revenge mode after losing that heartbreaker last year.”

The Play: Lean to Ole Miss.

Idaho at Auburn
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Auburn -34 (opened -31.5)
Over/Under: 63.5 (opened 63)
Public: 63 percent Vandals

Analysis: “Idaho has some wide receivers that are questionable. It was a draining loss last week for Auburn and this is a total look-ahead spot for the Iron Bowl. I’m not playing it, but I could see a slight lean in this one.”

The Play: Slight lean to Idaho.

Charleston Southern at Alabama
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Alabama -20.5 (opened -20.5)
Over/Under: Off
Public: N/A

Mississippi State at Arkansas
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Arkansas -4.5 (opened -3.5)
Over/Under: 58 (opened 58)
Public: 76 percent Razorbacks

Analysis: “Mississippi State is definitely going to get some points, but Arkansas’ offense is so hot right now.

“With Tennessee being the exception, look at the SEC teams this year the week after they played Alabama. Because Alabama is so big, strong and physical, you’re physically beat up the week after. Alabama gets everybody’s best shot, so you’re mentally and emotionally gunning for Alabama. So there’s kind of a letdown the week after in addition to the physical toll it takes on you.

“Tennessee is the exception and Arkansas had an open date after playing Alabama. The other teams: Ole Miss, the week after, looked terrible in a 27-16 win against Vandy and never threatened to cover. You can throw Louisiana-Monroe in as well. They lost 51-31 as 6-point underdogs to Georgia Southern the next week. Georgia, the week after Alabama crushed them, lost 38-31 as a favorite at Tennessee. Texas A&M got spanked 23-3 at Ole Miss the week after they played the Tide. LSU, we saw what happened to them last week. They were favored at home and lost by 17.

“Mississippi State falls into that scenario this week. It also goes against a team like last year that is playing its best football in November. Arkansas is 5-1 straight up and against the spread in the last six games.”

The Play: Arkansas.

Georgia Southern at Georgia
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Georgia -13.5 (opened -15.5)
Over/Under: 50.5 (opened 50.5)
Public: 54 percent Bulldogs

Analysis: “If you go back to 2010, Georgia Southern has been a double-digit underdog seven times. And they’re 6-1 against the spread. The only non-cover was this year’s opener against West Virginia, but their quarterback Kevin Ellison was suspended that game.

“Georgia Southern has shown it can get fired up to play the big boys. They beat Florida, blew a late lead at N.C. State last year, lost by 4 to Georgia Tech last year, covered at Georgia a few years ago (and played Alabama tough).

“This is a sandwich game for Georgia. The Bulldogs beat their annual West Division rival Auburn on the road and then has Georgia Tech, your in-state rival, next week. But if you’re not getting 14, it’s hard to take Georgia Southern.”

The Play: Slight lean to Georgia Southern at -14.

Tennessee at Missouri
Kickoff: 7:15 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Tennessee -7 (opened -8)
Over/Under: 42.5 (opened 42.5)
Public: 55 percent Tigers

Analysis: “I don’t want anything to do with this game. As a road favorite under coach Butch Jones, Tennessee is 2-2. Missouri responded well to the emotional stuff last week.

“Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough came into this year with 1,908 rushing yards. The second carry of the season he sprained his ankle. He got five carries the next week, then he sat out a week, then he only got six touches for 11 yards against Kentucky. He finally got it going last week. His previous highs were 16 carries and 74 rushing yards. He got 26 carries and 117 rushing yards.

“Missouri gave another stellar defensive effort and got the win against a quality BYU team. Now they’re back at home and have a chance to lock up a bowl win. This is obviously their best chance because they’re on the road at a hot Arkansas team next week. Missouri should be fired up for this one.

“I do think Tennessee’s got better talent. So I’m staying away from this one. Missouri’s offense gives me pause. Butch Jones and Tennessee laying points on the road scares me as well.”

The Play: Pass.

Texas A&M at Vanderbilt
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Texas A&M -6.5 (opened -7)
Over/Under: 43.5 (opened 42.5)
Public: 55 percent Commodores

Analysis: “It’s a very interesting matchup and a huge game for both teams. It’s not a game on the national radar by any means, but this is a monster game for both coaches. Obviously Derek Mason would love to go into a rivalry game against Tennessee with the motivation of getting bowl eligible. That’ll be exactly the case if Vandy wins this one to get to five wins.

“The Vandy defense has just been dynamite all season long. I’ve talked about it a ton. Texas A&M’s offense is really struggling. I won’t be surprised if Vandy wins outright if it can get some decent quarterback play like it did last week. Because their defense is dynamite.

“I tell you what, man, Kevin Sumlin better win this game. I’m not implying he’s on the hot seat, because they’re into him for a lot of money. But there will be a lot of grumbling going on in College Station if the Aggies lose this football game. I mean a lot of it.

“If you’re at Vandy plus-6.5 and you can by the half-point to 7, I highly recommend doing so. But I find this to be a very intriguing game on many levels for both teams, programs and coaches.”

The Play: Vanderbilt

Charlotte at Kentucky
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Friday Line: Kentucky -24.5 (opened -24)
Over/Under: 55.5 (opened 56)
Public: 70 percent Wildcats

Analysis: “Mark Stoops needs to make the people happy. If Drew Barker can step in at quarterback and show them some life, that could give them some optimism going into the offseason. Stoops has recruited well by Kentucky standards, but Barker was his prize jewel of a recruit. With Towles really playing bad recently, these two games are going to be all Barker. I’m sure they’re going to open up the offense and let it fly.

“I would think UK is highly motivated to win by as much as possible. But this team’s struggling so bad, I wouldn’t put monopoly money on these guys.”

The Play: Pass.