It’s a great week if you like watching all SEC football. There are only two games in each time slot, and the “late game” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CT. The slate isn’t as bountiful as last week, but we do get two interesting conference games to close out the evening. Here’s a look at all six of Saturday’s SEC football games M8BET from a gambling perspective.
Texas vs. Arkansas Kickoff: noon ET Saturday Line: Texas -23.5 Over/Under: 60.5 Ticket Count: Texas 61% How bad is Arkansas? The Razorbacks just paid $1.5 million to San Jose State to lose to the Spartans in Fayetteville.
San Jose State is now 5-24 since the start of 2017, with the other wins coming against Cal Poly, Wyoming, UNLV and Northern Colorado. But this is a massive letdown spot for Texas. Out of SEC West contention before the end of September in Jimbo Fisher’s second season, the Aggies probably can’t wait to get to next week’s bye and collect themselves.
I made this game Texas -19.5, it opened at -21, and it has moved 2.5 points further. You’re paying a premium if you want to bet on Texas, but I refuse to trust Chad Morris’ team with my money. The Play: Pass Northern Illinois at Vanderbilt Kickoff: noon ET Saturday Line: Vanderbilt -7 Over/Under: 52.5 Ticket Count: Vanderbilt 80% Vandy RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, WR Kalija Libscomb and TE Jared Pinkney are potential NFL players.
But a shoddy Commodores defense and significantly worse QB play has suppressed their numbers. Vanderbilt has taken beatings from Georgia and LSU. Now it steps down in class, hosting a Northern Illinois program that lost to a mediocre Nebraska, 44-8, its last time out. Expect the Vanderbilt Big 3 to show out.
The Play: Vanderbilt -7 Ole Miss at Alabama Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday Line: Alabama -37.5 Over/Under: 61.5 Ticket Count: Alabama 75% Ole Miss’ pass defense just allowed Cal, playing on the road with a 9 a.m. PT kickoff, to throw for 371 yards. That’s kind of a big deal. Tua Tagovailoa’s Heisman Trophy stats should get some extra padding. The Rebels offense has progressed each week under new coordinator Rich Rodriguez after a slow start.
Ole Miss may start QB John Rhys Plumlee over Matt Corral (ribs). Plumlee, a true freshman, would be making his first college start — on the road, in Tuscaloosa. But he completed all seven of his passes against Cal and ran three times for 53 yards, and Corral hasn’t been effective. Ole Miss’ best defensive player is out for the season, and Alabama’s defense is missing all kinds of key players.
The Play: Over 61.5 Towson at Florida Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET Saturday Line: Florida -37.5 Over/Under: 63.5 Ticket Count: Florida 59% The Tigers are No. 10 in both major FCS polls and No. 5 in SP+. The early season has been rough on Florida from a health standpoint, and Auburn comes to Gainesville next week.