To say last week’s picks were a disaster would be kind. We were 0-3, thankfully it was our worst week ever vs picking against the Spread!
Here is what happened. Oklahoma State struggled against Tulsa, the Cowboys won, as predicted, but did not cover the 23 they were giving Golden Hurricanes.
Georgia Tech was getting 7.5 points vs Central Florida and coming off an impressive win over Florida State, 16-13! UCF took GT to the woodshed blasting the Rambling Wreck, 49-21! We predicted that UCF would win, but not cover … oops!
Finally, We took Louisville and gave Miami the 2.5 points. The Canes played well in all phases, as did Louisville on offense, however, the Cardinals did not show up on defense and when they did… they were clueless!
This week is all about redemption! 4-0 Baby!!! So here we go…
All lines are opening lines on the Vegas Hot$heets!http://www.vegashotsheet.com/LiveLines-NCAA.html
Game One: Alabama @ Missouri, Line; Bama -27!
These teams have played 3 times since Mizzou joined the SEC, Bama won twice by the identical score of, 42-10 and the last time they met, the Tide rolled, 39-10! Bama returns 12 starters,(7 on O & 5 on D), they also will bring an attitude with a focus! Last year was the 1st time the Tide failed to roll into the CFP. They are favored to win the West Division and while the Tigers are in the East, their quest to return to the CFP begins tomorrow. Mizzou returns 11 starters (4 on O & 7 on D) and a new coach, Eli Drinkwitz, a new DC, & a new QB. Sully Says: Take Bama and give the Tigers the 27!
Game Two: Mississippi State @ LSU, Line: LSU -19!
It would be fair to say that no team in the history of college football has lost more high quality players than LSU did to the 2020 NFL draft! The Tigers had 14 players drafted in the in the NFL’s seven rounds. The most ever, since the League moved from 12 to 7 levels of selection! LSU returns the fewest starters of any Power 5 (P5) program 8 (3 on O & 5 on D)! Enter Mike Leach (HC last year @ Washington State), his Air Raid attack, and his new QB, KJ Costello, a grad transfer from Stanford! Sully Says: Take Mississippi State & the 19 points!
Game Three: Florida @ Ole Miss, Line: Florida -12.5!
These teams have played only 5 times since 2000, the last meeting was in 2015 @ Gainesville’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Florida won, 38-10! Ole Miss leads the series, 12-11-1. The respective coaches, by themselves, make this match-up intriguing. Danny Mullen @ Florida, in his 3rd year @ Florida (21-5) and many are predicting that the Gators are ready to unseat Georgia in the East Division & Lane Kiffin, 1st year @ Ole Miss, is no stranger to SEC success, from his days @ Alabama! This is one game that I will be tuned in on Saturday. Sully Says: Take Florida and give the Rebels the 12.5!
Game Four: South Carolina @ Tennessee, Line: Tennessee -3: This is a desperate game for SC’s Will Muschamp and his staff. Muschamp is beginning his 5th year and is only one game over 500 @ 26-25, This will not fly in Columbia and the Gamecocks are up against it, especially when you look at their revised 2020 schedule. They have drawn Texas A&M, Auburn, LSU, & Ole Miss from the West Division, and when you coupled this with Florida & Georgia from the East … ouch! The QB match-up is roughly even, UT has an unit edge @ RB, O-Line, D-Line, LB, DB, ST, & the Volunteers have recruited better. Sorry Will; Sully Says: Take Tennessee and give the Gamecocks the 3!
Take a look at our Recruiting Page and compare who recruits better with the game’s pick! http://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/content.cfm?PageID=14
Enjoy the Games!