Saturday, January 12, 2008

SEC Weekend Predictions

This is the first weekend of heavy conference basketball play in the SEC. Basketball is going to work a little different than football as we will start out with just straight up winners predicted.

Auburn at Florida 12Noon Raycom
Favorite: Florida
The Gators come into this game after knocking off Alabama on the road. Gone are the foursome of Noah, Horford, Brewer, and Green, but Florida did return some talent this year lead by Walter Hodge and Marcus Speights. Auburn is coming off a close home loss to Arkansas. The Gators have been very tough at the O-Dome in recent years and I expect nothing different today. Florida should win this one going away.. maybe even allowing you to get in a little nap at the game.

Pick: Florida

Vanderbilt at Kentucky 1:30 CBS Favorite: Kentucky
This game is a reverse of what it should be; Vanderbilt is the ranked, undefeated team while Kentucky is struggling mightily. The Wildcats have lost to teams like
San Diego, Houston, and Gardner Webb already. Billy Gillespie is having a tough time getting Tubby's Smith players to buy into the former Texas A&M coach's system. Vanderbilt has quietly gone undefeated so far and are led by Shon Foster up front and Alex Gordon in the backcourt. I think Kentucky has a long way to go to be competing with undefeated teams in the SEC.
Pick: Vanderbilt

Georgia @ Miss St 2:00 Raycom Favorite: Miss State
The Bulldogs from Georgia are coming off a victory over in-state rival Georgia Tech earlier in the week with G Billy Humphrey leading the way despite a sore knee. Miss State is led by Jamont Gordon on offense and a stingy defense allowing opponents to shoot just 36% from the field. Miss State is just 3-3 at home this year but they defeat Georgia.
Pick: Miss State

Tennessee @ South Carolina 8:00 Fox South Favorite: Tennessee
The Gamecocks have split the last 4 meetings with Tennessee despite the Vols surge near the top of the SEC East. South Carolina likes to put up the 3 ball and has been pretty successful shooting 41% from behind the arc. The Vols will play full court press nearly the entire game putting a lot of pressure on South Carolina's guards. The Vols force over 20 turnovers a game.
Pick: Tennessee

Season: 0-0
SEC: 0-0

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