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SEC college football picks, odds in Week 13: Alabama cruises by Auburn in Iron Bowl, Tennessee bounces back

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A week of rivalry is underway, which means bragging rights are on the line throughout the SEC, including when Alabama’s No. 7 takes on rival Auburn in the SEC’s Iron Bowl at the CBS Game of the Week. Crimson Tide were eliminated from the SEC West, but after a four-overtime thriller last season, the state championship was up for grabs. Auburn had a rocky campaign, but the Crimson Tide disappointment with interim coach and legendary Tigers running back Carnell Williams at the helm sent the offseason program to a much-needed high.

Elsewhere, No. 1 Georgia will play Georgia Tech as the Bulldogs look to wrap up another perfect regular season, No. 5 LSU looks to maintain its waning college football playoff hopes at Texas A&M, and South Carolina looks to to win for the second time in a row. upset by Clemson #8.

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Let’s break down each game and make picks straight up and against the spread.

Snack: Tiger Style Points

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Don’t be surprised if LSU coach Brian Kelly leaves his foot on the gas against Texas A&M if his Tigers can take the lead. He knows that a good impression can go a long way these days. No, Texas A&M isn’t exactly a juggernaut this year. It’s actually a disaster.

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Let’s play a game for a second. Let’s say, hypothetically, LSU blew the doors of Georgia in an SEC championship game. Will the CFP Selection Committee give a four-team playoff spot to the two-losing Tigers? They would have two quality wins over Georgia and Alabama, but the loss to Tennessee doesn’t look as big as it did before Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina, and a season-opening loss to No. 16 Florida State is unforgivable. title-worthy team.

LSU outscored UAB 41-10 last week despite being a two-touchdown favorite. A crushing victory over Texas A&M, coupled with a potential loss to Georgia, will show the committee that they are at their peak at the right time and spark interesting conversations in this huddle room.

Main course: Revenge?

Auburn is Alabama’s underdog with 22 points, which suggests this edition of the Iron Bowl is poised to be a breakthrough. Not so fast. By 20.5 points last season, it took Alabama four overtimes to beat an Auburn team led by quarterback T.J. Finley, who was hampered by a leg injury throughout the game.

It’s in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and there’s no doubt that the crimson and white crowd will make it harder for the Tigers. However, Auburn’s pass defense has been significantly better in the last three games, two of which were against passer-happy Mississippi and Western Kentucky. The entire Crimson Tide receiving corps was unstable throughout the year. If Auburn can eliminate the underlying threats and force Alabama to become one-dimensional, he has a chance.

Also, assuming Carnell Williams doesn’t get a full-time job at Auburn, sending him on a three-game winning streak and defeating a team he had 204 yards against in 2003 would be a storybook ending with a wild 2003 season. plains.

Dessert: Return of the Rattler

Once upon a time, South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler was a favorite for the Heisman Trophy in Oklahoma. He didn’t live up to the hype, but he looked the part last Saturday when he scored 438 yards and six touchdowns in a 63-38 win over Tennessee. Can he repeat the feat and put an end to CFP Clemson’s hopes? This will require even more effort than what we saw against the Volunteers.

The Tigers concede just 214.5 passing yards per game and, more importantly, 6.2 yards per try. The big passing game is exactly what made Rattler successful on Saturday, when he averaged 11.8 yards per try. Rattler ruined Tennessee’s CFP chances last weekend, and he has a chance to do the same this weekend with his team’s archrival. However, much more magic will be needed than last week.

Choice

Straight up: 75-25 | Against spread: 46-44-2
*Previous selections have been made on instagram since SEC Smothered & Covered starts in week 3

Mississippi State in 20th Ole Miss

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The Rebels have lost two games in a row, and their defense has regressed to the point where even a 703-yard offense could win. Additionally, there are rumors that Rebels coach Lane Kiffin may be looking at other jobs in the SEC. Pass defense Ole Miss is losing 216.1 yards per game through the air (10th in the SEC), and Bulldogs quarterback Will Rogers will remain hot in an upset win over the reeling Rebs. Pick: Mississippi State (+2.5)

Arkansas to Missouri

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The Tigers’ offense has struggled for most of the season, which is a bad sign considering Arkansas just beat a shootout-specific Ole Miss team. Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson is back and it’s almost impossible to prepare for how he functions as a runner and passer between tackles. Jefferson and running back star Raheim Sanders will run from the Tigers in the second half. Pick: Arkansas (-3)

Florida ranked 16th in the state of Florida

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The Seminoles have scored 38 points in each of their last four games, including a 38–3 win over Syracuse two games ago. This will cause Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson to become more dangerous with his hand, which is not his forte. Yes, he threw for 400 yards in a loss to Vanderbilt last weekend, but he had to do it so his team had a chance after a slow start. I’ll take the Seminoles to win and cover, especially since winning by 10 makes money. Selected: Florida State (-9.5)

Georgia Institute of Technology #1 in Georgia

The Yellow Jackets have been really good defensively lately, including last week when they held a powerful North Carolina offense for 365 yards in the 21-17 game…



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