Alabama and Auburn get Saturday off during a week that features just four SEC games.
One of those games, however, is Florida vs. Georgia. It’s likely to determine the winner of the SEC East, which is likely to play the Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game.
Let’s take a look at this week’s SEC betting odds.
Week 10 betting odds
Florida vs. Georgia (-5), 3:30 p.m. ET
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State (-16), 4 p.m. ET
Texas A&M (-8) at South Carolina, 7 p.m. ET
Tennessee (-3) at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. ET
Based on Circa Sports opening lines released near 2 p.m. ET Sunday.
Week 10 gambling notes
-Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee enter this week coming off byes.
-The Florida and Georgia game probably will be missing a sideline full of key defensive players.
-NT Jordan Davis (shoulder), DT Julian Rochester (knee), LB Quay Walker (neck), S Lewis Cine (ankle) and CB Tyrique Stevenson (undisclosed) all left Georgia’s game against Kentucky on Saturday. S Richard LeCount got hit by two cars late Saturday night while driving his motorcycle and will miss a few weeks. WR George Pickens did not play against Kentucky.
-Florida was missing eight defensive backs, including three starters, along with K Evan McPherson against Missouri on Saturday after a COVID-19 outbreak. Then S Trey Dean III got hurt during the game. DE Zachary Carter got ejected at halftime for his role in a brawl between the teams. It’s possible the SEC issues further suspensions related to the fight.
-Vanderbilt’s misleading 17-13 loss to Texas A&M in its season opener is the gift that keeps on giving to sports bettors. Since then, opponents are 3-0 ATS, covering by 16.3 points per game.
-I’m going to skip betting against Vanderbilt this week, however. Mississippi State’s offense has scored 21 points in its last four games while giving up 21 points to opposing defenses on interceptions.
-Arkansas is 5-0 ATS against the closing line at Circa Sports. The next-closest unbeaten ATS teams in the country are 2-0.
-Western Kentucky (0-7 ATS) and Kansas (0-5-1 ATS) are the only teams in college football who have played more than two games without covering a spread. Overs also are 6-0 in Kansas games. The Jayhawks play at Oklahoma this week.
-Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and Ole Miss have bye weeks.
-My current top 10 of my power rankings (who I’d favor on a neutral field as of today): No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Florida, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Penn State, No. 8 Wisconsin, No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 10 Miami.
Christopher Smith is a professional handicapper who specializes in college football and basketball. He’s the founder of Sports Locksmith.