- The SEC opens its time with a 7-sport slate on Saturday, Sept. twenty sixth
- Alabama, Ga and Texas A&M are all twenty-in addition stage favorites
- Discover all the opening stage spreads, and early leans on the online games in the tale under
In just above a thirty day period, faculty football’s most dominant convention in current heritage — the Southeastern Convention — will be again in earnest.
University soccer supporters throughout the map most likely have Saturday, Sept. 26 circled on their calendars, as that is when the SEC will dive into its ten-sport intra-convention slate.
With out additional ado, right here are the opening odds for individuals 7 matchups, like 3 with spreads that are in two scores.
SEC 7 days one Opening Spreads and Odds
|Alabama||-21.five (-one hundred and five)|
|Missouri||+21.five (-one hundred fifteen)|
|Ga||-24 (-one hundred ten)|
|Arkansas||+24 (-one hundred ten)|
|Auburn||-nine (-one hundred ten)|
|Kentucky||+nine (-one hundred ten)|
|Florida||-ten.five (-one hundred ten)|
|Ole Miss out on||+ten.five (-one hundred ten)|
|LSU||-eighteen.five (-one hundred ten)|
|Mississippi Condition||+eighteen.five (-one hundred ten)|
|Tennessee||-two (-one hundred ten)|
|South Carolina||+two (-one hundred ten)|
|Texas A&M||-28.five (-one hundred ten)|
|Vanderbilt||+28.five (-one hundred ten)|
Odds taken Aug. twentieth
Any of these traces can (and most likely will) change a little bit in the coming months, dependent on accidents and other traits. For now, let us choose a nearer search at some of the tightest spreads in the SEC.
What is Up With Rocky Leading?
The Tennessee Volunteers are favored in their highway matchup versus South Carolina, but by a lot less than a discipline intention. What presents, for a workforce that completed solid in 2019 and is returning a boatload of gamers?
Tennessee went eight-five past time, capping the marketing campaign with a 5-sport gain streak (which began with a gain versus South Carolina and completed with a bowl victory versus Indiana). The Vols return 8 starters apiece on offense and protection, like fifth-12 months senior quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.
???Jarrett Guarantano finds Marquez Callaway for a landing to stop the 1st 50 percent!
Enjoy it from my stage of view⬇️?#Vols pic.twitter.com/ixQ1hk9oQa
— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) November ten, 2018
Guarantano experienced an up-and-down time past 12 months, but he at minimum has some steadiness now. For the initial time in his faculty occupation, he’ll operate with the identical offensive coordinator and head mentor in consecutive several years.
South Carolina, in the meantime, went four-eight past 12 months and dropped arguably their two most proficient gamers in receiver Bryan Edwards and defensive deal with Javon Kinlaw.
The Gamecocks return only eleven complete starters soon after closing past time with 4 losses in their past 5.
49ers defensive line provides a power ?
San Francisco drafts South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw with the No. fourteen decide in the #NFLDraft
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— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 24, 2020
Suffice to say, this trim stage distribute does not sit suitable. In these a odd time, bettors must be inspired by a veteran quarterback like Guarantano, who will be in a position to settle in swiftly.
Decide on: Tennessee, -two (-one hundred ten)
Florida In Flux vs Ole Miss out on
Who is heading to capture passes for the Florida Gators this 12 months? They nevertheless have a handful of months to determine that out, but suitable now the obtaining corps is in a perilous point out.
A quartet of 2019 seniors graduated, and 3 recent receivers have just lately sat out of exercise thanks to fears above COVID-19. That leaves 5 other wideouts on scholarship, who accounted for specifically two catches in 2019.
Probably that can help demonstrate why Florida, just one of the SEC’s powers past 12 months, is hardly a two-rating beloved above Ole Miss out on. The Rebels are starting the Lane Kiffin Period this time, which of class is challenged by the limits that the pandemic have put on the off-time.
DAMEON PIERCE TO THE Home ? pic.twitter.com/aYZJHHkyZR
— SEC Community (@SECNetwork) Oct 19, 2019
With concern marks all over its receivers, Florida will have to inquire much more of operating again Dameon Pierce (fifty four carries, five.six yards/hurry, 4 touchdowns past 12 months), who gets to be the starter for the initial time.
This is nevertheless a sport Florida must definitely gain, but for now it has the makings of a grind-it-out sport for the Gators. Bettors must both choose the factors for Kiffin and Co., or await additional information on Florida’s obtaining circumstance.
Decide on: Ole Miss out on, +ten.five (-one hundred ten)
Does Auburn Have the Edge?
It seems the Auburn Tigers will be in a position to make use of their residence discipline edge this 12 months, to some extent, soon after the faculty declared Wednesday that it will make it possible for twenty % stadium potential — established apart completely for Auburn college students.
Excellent conclusion, Auburn, on allowing for college students to populate the twenty% potential.
They should have individuals seats, and you really don’t have to differentiate concerning donors, supporters, and so on.
And if you are only heading to have twenty% potential, you much better make it as rowdy as achievable.
— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) August 19, 2020
The Tigers may require an edge like that, as they welcome Kentucky to city in their time opener. The Wildcats were being a plucky eight-five workforce past 12 months (Auburn was nine-four) that rattled off 4 late wins in a row en route to a bowl victory.
Kentucky’s only highway gain, however, arrived versus Vanderbilt. Not specifically awe-inspiring. They also experienced the worst passing offense in the SEC, and observed their most fascinating offensive weapon (Lynn Bowden Jr.) transfer on to the NFL.
For Auburn, a dominant operate-halting workforce, Kentucky’s offensive tendencies are excellent. And of course, Auburn dropped some major names to the NFL, but they return a number of noteworthy gamers as perfectly — like initial workforce All-SEC linebacker K.J. Britt.
#Auburn LB KJ Britt flashed in LSU sport past 12 months.
⬆️ Powerful operate defender with a knack for actively playing in a cellphone booth
⬆️ Difficult child solid on speak to
⬇️ Want to see much more performs in protection in 2020
In line for 1st-workforce All-SEC this 12 months! #WarEagle https://t.co/eDpgJLJRyX pic.twitter.com/We5sW5NipO
— Fran Duffy (@EaglesXOs) June seventeen, 2020
Kentucky did not have a established quarterback past 12 months, and now they have to change to Terry Wilson (two touchdowns, 360 yards on fifty two tries in 2019). In the meantime, Auburn places the ball in the fingers of Bo Nix, who established faculty data in yards and touchdowns as a freshman past time.
The matchup right here is lopsided in Auburn’s favor, and bettors must choose edge.
Decide on: Auburn, -nine (-one hundred ten)