Sep 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Jonathan Walton (28) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Connor Shaw (14) in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 41-30. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Week 3 Predictions


In Week 2 I successfully predicted the upset of Miami over Florida and finished 11-1 on the straight-up picks. That improves the season’s straight-up record to 22-3. The bets on the lines were again not great at 8-4, but the season record is a little better at 14-11. This week gets a little more interesting with out-of-conference games against Louisville, Oregon and Texas, and the Alabama-Texas A&M rematch.

 

11:00 a.m. CT

Louisville 27 at Kentucky 14

UL -7.5

Louisville, is good, not great. Kentucky is awful, not just bad. You never know with rivalry games though.

Sep 7, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates with the fans after the game against Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Papa John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:21 a.m.

Southern Miss 10 at Arkansas 35

ARK -19

USM hasn’t won a game since 2011 and have been outscored by 50 points this season.

 

2:30 p.m.

Alabama 41 at Texas A&M 28

UA -7

It is always Kirby Smart’s defense that makes waves, but expect the Tide’s offense to take it to the atrocious Aggie defense.

 

2:30 p.m.

Tennessee 27 at Oregon 45

ORE -20

Tennessee has outscore opponents 97-20. The Ducks have outscored opponents 125-0. Something’s got to give and it appears to be the lightning-quick Ducks.

Sep 7, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) celebrates with tight end John Mundt (83) after scoring a touch down in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 p.m.

Mississippi State 17 at Auburn 31

AUB -7

Don’t mistake this 3-0 Tiger start for a drastically improved team. It is strictly circumstantial for now.

 

6:00 p.m.

Kent State 3 at LSU 42

LSU -38

Looking ahead to Georgia? Distracted by the Les Miles Oklahoma State controversies? Nah, LSU blows the Golden Flashes out of the bayou.

6:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt 24 at South Carolina 28

USC -11

Vandy is another one of those teams who could be vastly improved in 2013 with a record that does not reflect it.

 

7:00 p.m.

Ole Miss 41 at Texas 28

UT -3.5

Longhorn turmoil, Ole Miss success, it typically spells ironic disaster for the Rebels. 2013 seems different though, seems different.

 

There’s some fantastic intra-conference play, as well as some interesting out of conference matchups this weekend.  So, make sure to grab some tickets to your favorite SEC action from PrimeSport.  And as a reminder, PrimeSport has SEC football Championship tickets available as well if you’re looking ahead to the December 7th showdown between the best in the East and West.

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