After the postponement of the Texas A&M vs Vanderbilt game, the SEC now has 3 matchups on the Wednesday slate.
South Carolina @ Florida
This should be a good matchup for the Gators high powered offense as they face the 82nd ranked defense in country. Expect a high scoring game in which Florida is just too much to handle for the Gamecocks. The home favorites take this one by double digits after pulling away down the stretch.
My Prediction: Florida 81 South Carolina 70
Betting Play: Florida -8.5
Kentucky @ Missouri
Here comes my bias again. I just can’t bring myself to pick Missouri in this one. I think we could see the Wildcats close out a close one in Columbus if their offense can find scoring. This to me is a toss up but my gut tells me to go with Kentucky on the road. It should be a great matchup down low between Olivier Sarr and Missouri big man Jeremiah Tilmon in one of the best games of the night.
My Prediction: Kentucky 67 Missouri 64
Betting Play: Kentucky +4.5
LSU @ Alabama
I am very excited for this matchup and I expect a good game from start to finish. Two of the better offenses in the country will face off tonight in Tuscaloosa. The difference is the Crimson Tide have the 8th ranked defense compared to a struggling defense on the Tigers end (146th). Look for Alabama to push the tempo in a closer game than some might think. Don’t be surprised if this comes down to the wire. If it does we have seen LSU struggle to finish games, most recently in Lubbock where they blew a 7 point lead with 1:30 remaining this past weekend.
My Prediction: Alabama 80 LSU 76
Betting Play: LSU +8.5