Friday, February 15, 2008

Tennessee Tries to Sweep Georgia


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Tennessee @ Georgia
Tennessee will try to make a clean sweep Georgia in football and basketball on Saturday. The Vols pounded the Bulldogs a few weeks back in Knoxville with their full court press and should be able to do the same on Saturday. For Georgia to pull off the upset, they will need Sundiata Gaines to have the game of his life. His backcourt running mate Billy Humphrey is still suspended and the Dawgs will need an great effort from the frontcourt to help make up the scoring. I think Tennessee has too much depth and size for Georgia to pull this one off.
Prediction: Tennessee

Florida @ Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt will be looking to remain undefeated at home this year having already won their first 15 home games of the year. Florida has struggled away from Gainesville this year. The Commodores have won their last 4 including a 41 point drubbing of Kentucky in Nashville on Tuesday. Florida lost at home to an LSU team who just fired their coach this past week; maybe 19 turnovers and allowing 60% from the field had more to do with it. Vandy shoots 48% from the field and 44% from three at home. I like Vandy to win by 8-12 points.
Prediction: Vanderbilt

Arkansas @ Mississippi State
The SEC West picture may get a little more clear after Saturday - if Miss State wins they have a two game lead on the Razorbacks, but an Arkansas wins draws them even with the Bulldogs. The last time these two met Arkansas jumped out to an early lead it never relinquished winning by 20. Both teams are hot having gone 15-5 in their last 20 collectively. In the game a few weeks back, Miss State had twice as many turnovers as Arkansas (22-11). Arkansas has struggled as of late shooting the ball averaging just 42% from the field over their last 5. I like Miss State at home where they have lost just 1 conference game to the best team in the league (Tennessee) by 5-9 points.
Prediction: Mississippi State

Season: 44-11 (80%)
SEC: 21-5 (81%)

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