ESPN’s College GameDay heads to Tuscaloosa for CFB Week 10 and the annual SEC showdown between the No. 14 LSU Tigers and No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide. We, too, will be fully seated (on our couches) and ready to wager on the rivalry with the SEC football odds, and the best sportsbook promos.
While Alabama vs. LSU will be the game of the day, there are a few other SEC matchups to keep an eye on, too. We’ve got a rundown of the odds for those games and a betting preview.
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SEC Football Odds for Week 10
The College Football Playoff selection committee released the first CFP rankings this week, with a few surprises in the order. The biggest surprise was No. 3 Ohio State’s jump over No. 1-ranked Georgia and No. 2-ranked Michigan, thanks to a tougher schedule so far this year.
The 25 teams in the CFP rankings included six SEC teams, with Georgia at No. 2, Alabama at No. 8, Ole Miss at No. 10, Missouri at No. 12, LSU at No. 14, and Tennessee at No. 17.
Here is the full SEC schedule for Saturday, Nov. 4, followed by a closer look at the LSU-Alabama and Missouri-Georgia matchups.
- Texas A&M at No. 10 Mississippi, Noon ET (ESPN)
- UConn at No. 17 Tennessee, Noon ET (SEC Network)
- Arkansas at Florida, Noon ET (ESPN2)
- Jacksonville State at South Carolina, Noon ET (ESPNU)
- No. 12 Missouri at No. 2 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
- Auburn at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- Kentucky at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- No. 14 LSU at No. 8 Alabama, 7:45 p.m. ET (CBS)
No. 12 Missouri vs. No. 2 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Here’s where we get to the main critique of this Georgia team: The only top 20 team it has played so far is Kentucky, though the Bulldogs blew out the Wildcats 51-13. This is the first time Georgia will play a top-15 team.
They have three tougher matchups in a row going down the home stretch, with Missouri followed by No. 10 Ole Miss on Nov. 11 and No. 17 Tennessee on Nov. 18.
Mizzou has been surprising this season with an outstanding WR in Luther Burden III, but they’re expected to fold under the pressure from Georgia. The Bulldogs are 15-point favorites in a matchup that might look closer on paper in the rankings than it will probably look on our television screens.
Still, we think Mizzou could keep this game closer than two touchdowns and then some.
No. 14 LSU at No. 8 Alabama, 7:45 p.m. ET (CBS)
Saturday’s SEC West matchup has massive implications for the conference standings. Alabama needs the win to carve out a relatively easy home stretch to the conference championship game. LSU, on the other hand, has nearly given up hopes of a playoff berth, but if they win Saturday, they could be in a two- or three-way tie at the top of the West.
The home team has historically struggled in this legendary SEC rivalry, but coach Nick Saban’s team may have the advantage this time. Alabama hasn’t looked nearly as dominant this year as some SEC fans are used to, but it will be the toughest defense that LSU QB Jayden Daniels has faced yet.
Alabama is a top-15 defense, but the Tigers are college football’s best offense, thanks in large part to a punishing o-line and the dynamic duo of Daniels and Malik Nabers. LSU is the top offense in college football in terms of total yards and third in passing.
Alabama opened as 3-point favorites. We’re betting on LSU to cover the spread.