Which SEC game has the best potential for an upset? Paul Finebaum shares his thoughts
The SEC has several intriguing games this week across the league, be it the CBS marquee afternoon game between Mississippi State and LSU, or the likes of Kentucky-Auburn and Tennessee-South Carolina.
ESPN analyst and radio host Paul Finebaum was asked on his regular Monday appearance on WJOX-FM on The Roundtable program about which one he liked, and he agreed with the latter two games, and the possibility of an upset.
“I might go South Carolina, just because of the unknown, but you’re right,” Finebaum said. “Those are the two games that are really intriguing. You know LSU and Mississippi State will get a little bit of national attention. But I’m just glad, if you’re betting on games you’re not, but if you aren’t, you’re struggling on games Saturday worth watching. Maybe you find one. But at least with the SEC, there’s games going on all the time that are extremely interesting. I don’t buy the Auburn upset. I know a lot of people are all over Kentucky. I think the other game is really hard to call.”
The Vols are favored by 3.5 points over the Gamecocks in a series that has historically been close, although Tennessee won 41-21 last season. That snapped a three-game winning streak for the Gamecocks, and gave coach Will Muschamp his first loss to the Vols as a head coach at either Florida or South Carolina.