SEC football picks: #9 Florida vs. South Carolina & 5 more
Over 47 (-110)
Under 47 (-110)
Hilinski’s injury is not expected to linger into Saturday’s matchup with Florida at Williams-Brice Stadium. It’s also unlikely he will have to evade two of the SEC’s top pass rushers, Jonathan Greenard and Jabari Zuniga (seven combined sacks). Florida coach Dan Mullen described each as “game-time decisions” on Monday—not a good sign they’ll play Saturday.
Florida’s defensive line stole the early season headlines. Now South Carolina’s is proving to be on of the best in the country. Javon Kinlaw is playing his way into the first round of the NFL Draft, with an SEC-best five sacks. His counterpart, D.J. Wonnum, is up to 3 1/2 sacks after a slow start.
Florida put up an admirable fight in Death Valley last week, when it led LSU by a touchdown with 20 minutes to play, and quarterback Kyle Trask has been better than expected. Each team fields talented secondaries that will capitalize on every mistake the former backups make.
Fresh off a win that could define the Will Muschamp era at South Carolina, some might believe this is the perfect time for a letdown game. Expect the opposite.
Perspective on South Carolina spot this week - Since 2000, been 14 teams to win outright as a 20-point dog and then were a dog in next regular season game. Those 14 went 11-3 ATS in next game. Only one to pull the double upset - 2016 Syracuse - beat VT +21, beat BC +4.— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) October 15, 2019
Pick: Under 47
Pick: LSU -17.5
Pick: Ole Miss +5.5
Pick: Alabama -34
Even if the Vanderbilt fans show up, it will not be enough for Mason to cover and keep his job.