SEC Week 10 Odds: Georgia Favored Against Tennessee; In the Most Recent Game of the Year

Alabama Crimson Tide Double-Digit Road Favorite Against LSU Tigers

Will Change in Coaches Make a Difference in the Fortunes of Auburn Tigers?

What a week this could be as the SEC Week 10 odds list Georgia and Alabama are favorites against talented Tennessee and Louisiana State teams.

The game garnering the most attention is the showdown between undefeated Tennessee and Georgia teams. However, don’t overlook the Alabama-LSU showdown.

Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi State and South Carolina can all become bowl eligible with victories on Saturday.

Georgia and Tennessee remained first and third in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Alabama comes in sixth, while Ole Miss tumbled eight spots to 15th. LSU jumped into the AP poll at No. 18.

Georgia (+180) is the favorite to win the national title. Alabama comes in fourth at +180.

Georgia (even money) has the best odds to win the SEC title. Alabama (+150) and Tennessee (+440) are the next closest challengers.

Game of the Week

Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Bulldogs

Date, time (TV):
Line: Georgia -8

What game were you expecting to be the game of the week?

Tennessee already owns a win over Alabama and that played a role in the Volunteers sitting atop the first College Football Playoff rankings of 2022. Defending national champion Georgia comes in at No. 3.

Georgia (8-0, 5-0 in the SEC) will be without one of its best defensive college football players as Nolan Smith will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Smith has played a key role in Georgia allowing the fourth fewest yards per game in the country.

Tennessee (8-0, 4-0), led by Heisman Trophy front-runner Hendon Hooker leads the nation with an average of 553 yards per game.

Hooker is completing 71.2% of his passes for 2,338 yards to go with 21 touchdowns and one interception. He was held to 244 yards in last year’s game against Georgia. Jalin Hyatt, Hooker’s favorite receiver, is fourth nationally and first among players from Power-5 conferences with 907 receiving yards. His 14 TD catches are the most in the nation.

Georgia has won 15 home games in a row.

The total has gone over in eight of Georgia’s last 10 games against Tennessee.

Other Games to Watch

Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers

Date, time (TV):
Line: Kentucky -1.5

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis finished with 98 passing yards and three interceptions in last week’s loss at Tennessee. Chris Rodriguez has rushed for 459 yards in just four NCAAF games this season for the Wildcats (5-3, 2-2). Still, the SEC Week 10 odds favor the visiting Wildcats.

Missouri (4-4, 2-3) went from allowing 435 yards per game in 2021 to allowing just 311 yards this season.
The two teams are tied for 11th in the SEC with an average of 23.9 points per game. Both the Wildcats and Tigers have struggled to finish off drives. Missouri has 16 TDs on 31 drives into the red zone while Kentucky has 18 touchdowns on 32 red-zone possessions.

Kentucky has covered against the college football betting lines in five of the last seven games against Missouri.

Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies

Date, time (TV):
Line: Texas A&M -3

Don’t look for the teams to be racing up and down the field. Florida (4-4, 1-4) has run the fewest offensive plays in the SEC while Texas A&M (3-5, 1-4) is tied for the second fewest in the conference.

Three different Texas A&M quarterbacks have completed 58.6% of their passes. The Aggies have just 10 passing plays of 30 yards or longer. On the other side of the ball, the Aggies have allowed five passes of at least 30 yards, the best mark in the conference. That could be why the SEC Week 10 odds list the host Aggies as the favorite on Saturday.

Florida’s Anthony Richardson was a Heisman Trophy candidate when the season started. However, he is 11th among qualified players in the SEC with a passer rating of 125.94.

Four of Florida’s last six games went over the college football odds total.

Liberty Flames vs Arkansas Razorbacks

Date, time (TV):
Line: Arkansas -13.5

Raheim Sanders leads the SEC with 1,041 rushing yards for Arkansas (5-3). Since missing the game against Mississippi St., Arkansas quarterback K.J. Jefferson has 601 yards (six touchdowns, no interceptions, 57 rush yards) in the next two contests.

The Liberty defense held BYU to 71 rushing yards in its last game.

Liberty has to slow down the Hogs’ duo of Drew Sanders and Jordan Domineck, as they have a combined dozen sacks.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Louisiana State Tigers

Date, time (TV):
Line: Alabama -13

In many weeks when looking at the college football matchups, this would be the game of the week in the SEC.

After losing to Tennessee, every game the rest of the way is a must-win affair if Alabama wants to have a chance to be among the four teams in the College Football Playoffs.

Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs ran the ball just 10 times in Alabama’s last game against Mississippi State.

LSU’s top runner is quarterback Jayden Daniels. He had 121 yards and three TDs in an upset of nationally ranked Ole Miss.

Both Alabama (7-1, 4-1) and LSU (6-2, 4-1) are coming off bye weeks so there could be some wrinkles put in by head coaches Nick Saban of Alabama and Brian Kelly of LSU. Alabama and LSU are tied with Ole Miss for first place in the SEC West Division.

Alabama leads the SEC with an average of 4.25 yards allowed per play. LSU has allowed more than 400 yards in three of the last four games.

Alabama has won its last five road games against LSU. Eight of the last 12 games in the series went under the total.

Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs

Date, time (TV):
Line: Mississippi State -12.5

This will be the first game since Auburn fired head coach Bryan Harsin with the NCAAF spreads listing the Tigers as double-digit underdogs.

The Tigers (3-5, 1-4) have lost four games in a row but other than an Oct. 8 matchup with Georgia, Auburn was in all of those games.

Turnovers have been an issue with Auburn as the Tigers are -10 in turnover margin, the worst mark in the SEC.
Auburn has allowed just six passing touchdowns this season and will face Mississippi State’s Will Rogers. Rogers is the SEC leader with 2,555 passing yards and 23 TD passes. He threw for 455 yards and six touchdowns the last time Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3) faced Auburn.

Mississippi State is undefeated at home. The Bulldogs average 44 points per game at home and 19.5 points in the road contests.

Auburn has allowed 90 points in two true road games.

Auburn has covered in four of its last six games against Mississippi State.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Vanderbilt Commodores

Date, time (TV):
Line: South Carolina -7

The teams took different paths to address the quarterback position. South Carolina (5-3, 2-3) brought in Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler while Vanderbilt (3-5, 0-4) went with freshman A.J. Swann. The younger of the two players is the one with better ball security as Swann has one interception in 163 passing attempts while Rattler has been intercepted nine times on 225 passes.

South Carolina ranks 12th and Vanderbilt 14th in total offense among SEC teams.

Vanderbilt’s Anfernee Orji is the SEC leader with 84 tackles.

South Carolina has won 13 straight games against Vanderbilt. However, three of the last six meetings ended as one-score college football games.

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