There are just two weeks of regular season play left, and as usual in the SEC, there are multiple games on the schedule that matter this deep into the season. The SEC slate on Saturday, Nov. 18, offers plenty of wagering opportunities and a pair of games that could impact the College Football Playoff rankings. With another Saturday approaching, we’re taking a look at SEC football odds and the best sportsbooks bonuses for CFB Week 12 action.
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Championships earn bragging rights in the SEC. Other bowl games are nice, but not as impactful. Three SEC teams are within striking distance of making the CFP and will have to bring their best to keep their chances alive. That sets up a couple of games this weekend to have playoff intensity, which are some of the best games to bet on. Fortunately for you, there is nearly $5,000 in bonuses on the market you can claim right now.
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SEC Football Odds and Preview for Week 12
Georgia is back in the top spot in the new rankings, and conference rivals Alabama and Missouri are also in the top 11. Although further behind, Alabama and Missouri are still within striking distance. There is a logjam of higher ranked opponents from the Pac-12 and Big 10. Depending on how things end in those conferences, a spot could open for the Crimson Tide or Tigers, depending on how they finish their season.
The first step is to win this weekend. Here is the full schedule for SEC matchups or this Saturday.
- Chattanooga at No. 8 Alabama, Noon ET (ESPN+, SEC Network+)
- UL Monroe at No. 13 Ole Miss, Noon ET (SEC Network)
- Southern Miss at Mississippi State, Noon ET (ESPN+, SEC Network+)
- Abilene Christian at Texas A&M, Noon ET (ESPN+, SEC Network+)
- No. 1 Georgia at No. 18 Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
- New Mexico State at Auburn, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- Florida at No. 11 Missouri, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
- FIU at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
- Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
- Georgia State at No. 15 LSU, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
No. 1 Georgia at No. 18 Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Georgia reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the country after dispatching No. 9 Ole Miss 52-17 last Saturday. They held the Rebels to their second lowest scoring total and forced QB Jaxson Dart into his worst performance of the season. It was a statement win for the Bulldogs, who were questioned earlier in the year due to their offensive limitations with Carson Beck under center. However, he has seemingly figured it out, helping his offense pick apart some of the best defenses in the country over his last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Vols are coming off of their worst defeat of the season, getting thrashed 36-7 by Missouri. They allowed 205 rushing yards and 116 receiving yards to running back Cody Schrader. The 321 yards from scrimmage were 12 yards short of the all-time record set in 1998 by Devin West. Tennessee owned a premier defense coming into the contest, but it couldn’t withstand the difference in time of possession.
The 20-minute possession difference clearly took a toll, which resulted in an historic offensive output for Missouri. With Georgia’s defense coming to Rocky Top, more of the same could be on the horizon.
Florida at No. 11 Missouri, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
The point spread on most sportsbooks for the game is 10.5 in favor of Missouri. However, this game could be on upset watch. The Gators have been up and down defensively this season, but offensively, they have been nearly as good as they come in the SEC lately. They have scored at least 35 points in each of their last five games. The problem is that they allowed more in three of them.
Gators’ starting QB Graham Mertz has grown significantly in the latter part of the season. In the last five games, he hasn’t thrown an interception and has thrown for at least two touchdowns in four of the five games. If that streak continues, they’ll be competitive in this game.
That’s in large part due to the struggles of Mizzou QB Brady Cook. He has thrown an interception in four of his last five games — six total. His play has been masked by the stellar play of his running back, Schrader. Teams haven’t had an answer for him recently, but the Gators have only allowed two 100-yard rushers this season, and one of them was against LSU QB Jayden Daniels, who did a good amount of his damage in scramble drills.
If the Gators can slow him down, the Tigers are in for a long night.
Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
This contest is one of the best on the calendar for wagering. Most sportsbooks have the point spread listed at 1.5 points in favor of Kentucky. Both schools have QB issues, which significantly stunt the abilities of the offense. The Gamecocks’ Spencer Rattler has a 67% QBR and seven interceptions on the season. The Wildcats’ Devin Leary is completing 57% of his passes, has a QBR of 61.1, and has eight interceptions.
Given the struggles of the QBs, it’s likely to come down to who can be more successful running the ball, and that works in the Wildcats’ favor. Kentucky averages 136 yards on the ground per game compared to South Carolina’s 91. The ability to run the ball, control the clock, and limit Leary’s passing opportunities is how the Wildcats were able to stay ranked deep into the season.
Kentucky also has one of the better rushing defenses in the country. That sets them up well to steal an ugly win on the road in South Carolina.