SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 5

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 5 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Alabama at Arkansas, Texas A&M at Mississippi State, and Kentucky at Ole Miss

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 5 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Alabama at Arkansas, Texas A&M at Mississippi State, and Kentucky at Ole Miss


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Results So Far
Straight Up 43-8, ATS 33-16, o/u 29-20

Thursday, September 29

South Carolina State at South Carolina

7:00, SEC Network
Line: South Carolina -37.5, o/u: 56
Final Score: COMING

Saturday, October 1

Kentucky at Ole Miss

12:00, ESPN
Line: Ole Miss -6.5, o/u: 54.5
Final Score: COMING

Alabama at Arkansas

3:30, CBS
Line: Alabama -17, o/u: 61
Final Score: COMING

Texas A&M at Mississippi State

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Mississippi State -3.5, o/u: 45.5
Final Score: COMING

LSU at Auburn

7:00, ESPN
Line: LSU -8, o/u: 45.5
Final Score: COMING

Georgia at Missouri

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Georgia -28, o/u: 54.5
Final Score: COMING

Sunday, October 2

Eastern Washington at Florida

12:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Florida -29.5, o/u: 73
Final Score: COMING

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 4

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 4 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Arkansas vs Texas A&M, Florida at Tennessee, and Missouri at Auburn

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 4 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Arkansas vs Texas A&M, Florida at Tennessee, and Missouri at Auburn


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Results So Far
Straight Up 33-8, ATS 23-16, o/u 22-17

Bowling Green at Mississippi State

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Mississippi State -30, o/u: 52.5

Kent State at Georgia

12:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Georgia -46, o/u: 59

Missouri at Auburn

12:00, ESPN
Line: Auburn -7, o/u: 51

Florida at Tennessee

3:30, CBS
Line: Tennessee -11, o/u: 62.5

Tulsa at Ole Miss

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Ole Miss -21.5, o/u: 65.5

Northern Illinois at Kentucky

7:00, ESPN2
Line: Kentucky -25, o/u: 53.5

Arkansas at Texas A&M

7:00, ESPN
Line: Texas A&M -2.5, o/u: 48.5

Charlotte at South Carolina

7:30, ESPNU
Line: South Carolina -22, o/u: 69.5

New Mexico at LSU

7:30, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: LSU -30.5, o/u: 45.5

Vanderbilt at Alabama

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Alabama -40.5, o/u: 58.5

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Alabama vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Game Preview

Alabama vs Vanderbilt game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Alabama vs Vanderbilt prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Alabama vs Vanderbilt How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Alabama (3-0), Vanderbilt (3-1)
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Alabama vs Vanderbilt Game Preview

Why Vanderbilt Will Win

The Commodores are finding ways to win.

They got down against Northern Illinois, but roared back last week in DeKalb to win 38-28. They pushed past Elon, destroyed Hawaii, and weren’t that awful in the 20-point loss to Wake Forest.

The offensive line is doing a great job of keeping defenses out of the backfield, the passing game has been stunningly efficient, and there’s an outside shot the offense can grind a bit and make Alabama press.

The Tide are obviously amazing, but the defense has only forced one takeaway, there are too many penalties – and not just the 15 against Texas – and the wide receivers still aren’t doing quite enough, even if Traeshon Holden is making some big plays.

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Why Alabama Will Win

Bama isn’t Northern Illinois, Elon, or Hawaii.

Yes, the Texas game was a close call, but the defense only allowed 19 points, Utah State and ULM didn’t do anything, and the team appears to still be tuning up.

Basically, it’s great, and it’s still getting better and stronger.

The D leads all SEC teams, it’s fantastic on third downs, and it has been a rock against the run. If Vandy isn’t ripping off big runs, the offense is going to sputter against this defensive front.

On the other side, Vanderbilt is getting moved on too easily, there’s going to be a balance with Bryce Young not needing to force anything, and there’s going to be a clean up of the turnovers after giving it up twice against ULM.

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What’s Going To Happen

Vanderbilt is playing well, but it’s biggest problem is that Alabama isn’t.

It’s hard to argue with a 3-0 start and winning by a combined score of 139-26, but the Tide have hardly been razor-sharp. You know how this program rolls – it’s all about working on the little things, and there’s still more to do.

There won’t be any loss of focus here for the home side. The Process won’t allow it.

The offense will keep trying to get the ball down the field with more big plays and more crisp drives, but it’ll be the defense that makes this a blowout.

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Alabama vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Line

Alabama 52, Vanderbilt 6
Line: Alabama -40.5, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Alabama vs Vanderbilt Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 3

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 3 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by South Carolina at Georgia, Mississippi State at LSU, and Penn State at Auburn

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 3 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by South Carolina at Georgia, Mississippi State at LSU, and Penn State at Auburn


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Results So Far
Straight Up 23-6, ATS 17-10, o/u 15-12

Georgia at South Carolina

12:00, ESPN
Line: Georgia -24.5, o/u: 52.5

Youngstown State at Kentucky

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Kentucky -27.5, o/u: 53.5

Abilene Christian at Missouri

12:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Missouri -23, o/u: 55.5

Ole Miss at Georgia Tech

3:30, ABC
Line: Ole Miss -16.5, o/u: 65

Penn State at Auburn

3:30, CBS
Line: Auburn -3, o/u: 46

Vanderbilt at Northern Illinois

3:30, CBS Sports Network
Line: Northern Illinois -3, o/u: 58

ULM at Alabama

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Alabama -49.5, o/u: 60.5

Mississippi State at LSU

6:00, ESPN
Line: Mississippi State -2.5, o/u: 52.5

Akron at Tennessee

7:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Tennessee -47.5, o/u: 66.5

Missouri State at Arkansas

7:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Arkansas -23, o/u: 59.5

USF at Florida

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Florida -24.5, o/u: 59.5

Miami at Texas A&M

9:00, ESPN
Line: Texas A&M -5, o/u: 45

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Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois Prediction, Game Preview

Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Vanderbilt (2-1), Northern Illinois (1-1)
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Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois Game Preview

Why Vanderbilt Will Win

The Commodores continue to be solid against the run.

Granted, Hawaii doesn’t run much, and Elon and Wake Forest aren’t all that dangerous on the ground, but the Commodore defensive front has allowed under four yards per carry so far.

Northern Illinois can throw, but the O is at its best when it’s able to grind out the running game and take control between the tackles.

If the Vandy defensive front can make Huskie QB Rocky Lombardi press, and if its own passing game can keep the chains moving against a D that can’t come up with a third down stop, everything will be okay.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 3

Why Northern Illinois Will Win

The Vandy offense was able to roll against the weak, but struggled last week against Wake Forest, the gashing runs weren’t there and the turnovers were.

The Huskies have only turned the ball over once so far. Penalties have been a wee bit of an issue, and again, third downs have been a big problem, but the defense is making up for issues by taking the ball away and doing a nice job against the run.

Make the Commodores throw, force two turnovers, and NIU will have a shot to pull this off.

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What’s Going To Happen

Northern Illinois has to be far, far better in the secondary to do this. Vanderbilt isn’t going to wing it around the yard, but it’ll keep things moving just enough to offset a spotty ground attack.

Neither defense will do anything outstanding, but the NIU O line will come up with a good game, the Commodore defensive front won’t get into the backfield, and the home side of this will make a big difference.

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Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois Prediction, Line

Northern Illinois 34, Vanderbilt 30
Line: Northern Illinois -3, o/u: 58
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Vanderbilt vs Northern Illinois Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Game Preview

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: FirstBank Stadium, Nashville, TN
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Wake Forest (1-0), Vanderbilt (2-0)
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Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt Game Preview

Why Wake Forest Will Win

What’s the real Vanderbilt?

Is it the team that ripped through a gutted Hawaii squad, or is it the one that struggled to stop Elon in a 42-31 fight last weekend?

It might be a good 2-0 start for the team, but it caught a break with the Hawaii game – really, the program is totally starting over – and it had a hard time dealing with the Elon passing game.

This is an improved team, but there’s still a long, long way to go before it’s going to be consistent.

Wake Forest got its own warm-up in, and it turned out to be desperately needed with the new of star QB Sam Hartman having to take a leave of absence with a medical concern. Mitch Griffis stepped in and way brilliant in the blowout win over VMI, the running game worked, and the team looked and played like it’s getting up to speed without its leader.

If the Wake Forest offense works like it’s supposed to, Vanderbilt shouldn’t be able to keep up. However …

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Why Vanderbilt Will Win

Maybe that is the real Vanderbilt.

Maybe it’s the team that ran all over Hawaii and continued to rumble through Elon. Maybe QB Mike Wright – who threw four touchdown passes last week and ran for two more – is just the sort of talent who can take the program up a few notches.

No, the D wasn’t anything special against Elon, but it did a nice job against the run, and that’s what has to come first this week. The Demon Deacons rumbled for over 200 yards against VMI, and while Griffis was great, Vandy will take its chances that the new young passer really can make the O go like normal.

Get the the Commodore offensive line in a lather for the third straight week, get the ground game working on that side, control the clock, and weather the storm of a few big pass plays. This team might be able to do that.

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s going to be a fun moment for two of the smartest schools going to make a statement.

Vanderbilt is Vanderbilt, but it’s still a road game against an SEC school for Wake Forest. A good performance in a win might show that it really is good enough to push for the ACC title again in a shaky conference.

Wake Forest is Wake Forest, but it was still good enough to get to the conference championship game last year. A good performance in a win might show that Vanderbilt is on its way to something solid with a 3-0 start.

Wake Forest will get run on, but the passing game will take over when it has to.

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Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt Prediction, Line

Wake Forest 37, Vanderbilt 20
Line: Wake Forest -9.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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SEC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 2

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 2 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Alabama at Texas, South Carolina at Arkansas, and Kentucky at Florida

SEC schedule and previews for all of the Week 2 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Alabama at Texas, South Carolina at Arkansas, and Kentucky at Florida


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Results So Far
Straight Up 14-1, ATS 9-6, o/u 9-6

Alabama at Texas

12:00, FOX
Line: Alabama -20, o/u: 61.5

South Carolina at Arkansas

12:00, ESPN
Line: Arkansas -9, o/u: 53.5

Wake Forest at Vanderbilt

12:00, SEC Network
Line: Wake Forest -9.5, o/u: 60.5

Missouri at Kansas State

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Kansas State -7.5, o/u: 57

Appalachian State at Texas A&M

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Texas A&M -18, o/u: 52.5

Tennessee at Pitt

3:30, ABC
Line: Tennessee -6.5, o/u: 66

Samford at Georgia

4:00, SEC Network
Line: Georgia -52, o/u: 64.5

Central Arkansas at Ole Miss

7:00, SEC Network/ESPN+
Line: Ole Miss -34, o/u: 65

Kentucky at Florida

7:00, ESPN
Line: Florida -5, o/u: 52

San Jose State at Auburn

7:30, ESPNU
Line: Auburn -23, o/u: 50

Southern at LSU

7:30, SEC Network
Line: LSU -47.5, o/u: 58

Mississippi State at Arizona

11:00 pm, FS1
Line: Mississippi State -11, o/u: 59.5

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Vanderbilt vs Elon Prediction, Game Preview

Vanderbilt vs Elon game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

Vanderbilt vs Elon prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


Vanderbilt vs Elon How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
How To Watch: SEC Network/ESPN+
Record: Vanderbilt (1-0), Elon (0-0)
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Vanderbilt vs Elon Game Preview

Why Elon Will Win

The Phoenix bring an interesting mix to this.

Start with an offense that likely won’t turn the ball over much – it didn’t last year – and with an efficient passing attack that knows how to get things moving.

Quarterback Davis Cheek is done, but the receiving corps is solid, the passing game will be good, and the defense has enough playmakers to continue with its bend-don’t-break style.

All that, and Vanderbilt is coming off the long and enjoyable trip to Hawaii. But …

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Why Vanderbilt Will Win

63-10.

Hawaii might have been gutted and is starting over, and Vanderbilt was jacked to make an early statement, but you don’t roll up over 400 yards of rushing offense and over 600 yards in all if you don’t have a changed attitude and better team.

QB Mike Wright was amazing – 163 rushing yards and two scores with two touchdown passes – the defense held up just fine, and it turned into one of the programs most dominant performances in a long, long time.

If the offensive line plays like that again, forget it.

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What’s Going To Happen

Elon isn’t going to bring any sort of a running game, and the passing attack isn’t dangerous enough to pose any sort of a real threat.

Is Vanderbilt’s mind going to be there? How do you get the intensity back up after making the trip to Honolulu?

It won’t be as amazing an effort, but the Commodores will easily go 2-0 for the first time wince 2018 with another good day on the ground.

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Vanderbilt vs Elon Prediction, Line

Vanderbilt 41, Elon 13
Line: Vanderbilt -20, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

Vanderbilt vs Elon Must See Rating: 1.5

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CFN Preseason All-SEC Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the SEC going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-SEC team and top 30 players.

Who are the best players in the SEC going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-SEC team and top 30 players.


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2022 Preseason CFN SEC Offensive Player of the Year

QB Bryce Young, Jr. Alabama

Yeah, of course the reigning Heisman winner who came really, really close to pulling out a national championship comes into the following season as the conference’s top offensive star. However, that’s not the given you might think it is considering just about ever SEC team has a quarterback talented enough to be a problem on any given Saturday.

The transfer portal brought LSU Jayden Daniels from Arizona State. Ole Miss got Jaxson Dart from USC and South Carolina got a gem in Spencer Rattler from Oklahoma. Kentucky’s Will Levis and Florida’s Anthony Richardson have the pro scouts drooling, KJ Jefferson of Arkansas is special, and Mississippi State’s Will Rogers might lead the SEC in passing.

Meanwhile, a few of those big names are in battles for the starting job, and the one guy not mentioned – Stetson Bennett – quarterbacked his team to the national title.

The SEC is loaded with passers who could start just about anywhere else outside of the conference, and Young is the best of the bunch. He might not be huge, he might not have a cannon, and he doesn’t run much, but he reads everything, is deadly accurate, and he’s about to make a big push to repeat as the Heisman winner after hitting 67% of his passes for 4,872 yards and 37 touchdowns with seven picks.

2022 Preseason CFN SEC Defensive Player of the Year

LB Will Anderson, Jr. Alabama

It wasn’t just that Anderson was a pass rushing terror on a defense loaded with NFL prospect, it’s that he didn’t stop until Georgia held him in relative check in the national title – and the rest of the D took advantage of the attention paid to 31 – it was the consistency and alpha defender aspect to his game. Be shocked if the production doesn’t keep on rolling.

He came up with two or more tackles for loss in 11 games, made 101 stops on the season with 17.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss. No one else had more than 22 tackles for loss – he was the only player to average over two per game – and only Army’s Andre Carter averaged more sacks per game – 1.19 to 1.17.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-SEC Team: Offense

QB Bryce Young, Jr. Alabama

RB Tank Bigsby, Jr. Auburn

RB Chris Rodriguez, Sr. Kentucky

WR Kayshon Boutte, Jr. LSU

WR Cedric Tillman, Sr. Tennessee

TE Brock Bowers, Soph. Georgia

OT Tyler Steen, Sr. Alabama

OG Nick Broeker, Sr. Ole Miss

C Ricky Stromberg, Sr. Arkansas

OG Emil Ekiyor, Sr. Alabama

OT Darnell Wright, Sr. Tennessee

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-SEC Team: Defense

DE Derick Hall, Sr. Auburn

DT Jalen Carter, Jr. Georgia

DT Zacch Pickens, Sr. South Carolina

DE BJ Ojulari, Sr. LSU

LB Will Anderson, Jr. Alabama

LB Bumper Pool, Sr. Arkansas

LB Nolan Smith, Sr. Georgia

CB Eli Ricks, Jr. Alabama

S Jordan Battle, Sr. Alabama

S Antonio Johnson, Jr. Texas A&M

CB Kelee Ringo, Soph. Georgia

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-SEC Team: Special Teams

PK Harrison Mevis, Jr. Missouri

P Nik Constantinou, Jr. Texas A&M

KR Lideatrick Griffin, Jr. Mississippi State

PR Ainias Smith, Sr. Texas A&M

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East FloridaGeorgia | Kentucky | Missouri
Tennessee | South Carolina | Vanderbilt 
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Arkansas | Auburn | LSU
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College Football News 2022 Preseason Top 30 SEC Players

30. Jaxson Dart, QB Soph. Ole Miss

29. Jeremy Banks, LB Sr. Tennessee

28. Brenton Cox, LB Sr. Florida

27. Ali Gaye, DE Sr. LSU

26. Will Rogers, QB Jr. Mississippi State

25. Zacch Pickens, DT Sr. South Carolina

24. Derick Hall, DE Sr. Auburn

23. Emil Ekiyor, OG Sr. Alabama

22. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB Jr. Alabama

21. BJ Ojulari, DE Sr. LSU

20. Cam Smith, CB Jr. South Carolina

19. Tank Bigsby, RB Jr. Auburn

18. Anfernee Orji, LB Sr. Vanderbilt

17. Spencer Rattler, QB Jr. South Carolina

16. Eli Ricks, CB Jr. Alabama

15. Henry To’o To’o, LB Sr. Alabama

14. Will Levis, QB Sr. Kentucky

13. Bumper Pool, LB Sr. Arkansas

12. Chris Rodriguez, RB Sr. Kentucky

11. Nolan Smith, LB Sr. Georgia

10. Anthony Richardson, QB Soph. Florida

9. Kelee Ringo, CB Soph. Georgia

8. Kayshon Boutte, WR Jr. LSU

7. Jordan Battle, SS Sr. Alabama

6. KJ Jefferson, QB Jr. Arkansas

5. Brock Bowers, TE Soph. Georgia

4. Hendon Hooker, QB Sr. Tennessee

3. Jalen Carter, DT Jr. Georgia

2. Bryce Young, QB Jr. Alabama

1. Will Anderson, LB Jr. Alabama

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Arkansas | Auburn | LSU
Mississippi State | Ole Miss | Texas A&M
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How good are all of the SEC head coaches against the spread? Going from best to worst, here’s who covers and who doesn’t.


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Nick Saban might be the greatest college football coach of all-time – or close to it – but do his teams cover the spread?

How do all the SEC head coaches do against the spread, and on the road ATS, and going over on the point total?

If you like to invest, here’s everything you need to know about all 14 current SEC head coaches and how they do against the lines.

One important note, all of these stats only reflect how all the coaches have done on their current SEC teams. Two exceptions for the new guys – Billy Napier’s time at Louisiana and Brian Kelly’s era at Notre Dame are counted.

Who covers – and sometimes more importantly – who doesn’t?

1. Sam Pittman, Arkansas

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 15-7-1 (67.4%)
On Extra Rest: 4-1
vs. Ranked: 8-3
After Win: 7-3-1
After Loss: 6-4
Home: 7-5
Road: 6-2-1
Favorite: 4-3-1
Underdog: 11-4
Home Favorite: 3-3
Home Dog: 4-2
Road Favorite: 0-0-1
Road Dog: 6-2
vs. Conference: 11-6-1
Non-conference: 4-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 11-12
On Extra Rest: 3-2
vs. Ranked: 6-5
Home: 5-7
Road: 6-3
Favorite: 4-4
Underdog: 7-8
Home Favorite: 4-2
Home Dog: 1-5
Road Favorite: 0-1
Road Dog: 6-2
Conference: 8-10
Non-conference: 3-2
Arkansas Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

2. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

ATS Record (since 2018)

ATS Overall: 29-19 (60.4%)
On Extra Rest: 4-6
vs. Ranked: 9-8
After Win: 18-12
After Loss: 7-6
Home: 17-8
Road: 10-6
Favorite: 23-14
Underdog: 6-5
Home Favorite: 14-7
Home Dog: 3-1
Road Favorite: 7-2
Road Dog: 3-4
vs. Conference: 17-16
Non-conference: 12-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 21-26-1
On Extra Rest: 3-7
vs. Ranked: 8-8-1
Home: 14-10-1
Road: 5-11
Favorite: 14-22-1
Underdog: 7-4
Home Favorite: 10-10-1
Home Dog: 4-0
Road Favorite: 2-7
Road Dog: 3-4
Conference: 13-19-1
Non-conference: 8-7
A&M Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

3. Kirby Smart, Georgia

ATS Record (since 2016)

ATS Overall: 47-34 (58%)
On Extra Rest: 7-5
vs. Ranked: 22-13
After Win: 35-27
After Loss: 8-4
Home: 15-20
Road: 18-8
Favorite: 40-30
Underdog: 7-4
Home Favorite: 13-20
Home Dog: 2-0
Road Favorite: 17-6
Road Dog: 1-2
vs. Conference: 32-23
Non-conference: 15-11

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 35-45-1
On Extra Rest: 4-7
vs. Ranked: 12-22-1
Home: 13-22
Road: 15-11
Favorite: 30-39-1
Underdog: 5-6
Home Favorite: 12-21
Home Dog: 1-1
Road Favorite: 14-9
Road Dog: 1-2
Conference: 25-29-1
Non-conference: 10-16
UGA Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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4. Billy Napier, Florida

*ULL ATS record since 2018

ATS Overall: 29-23-1 (55.7%)
On Extra Rest: 4-5
vs. Ranked: 2-3
After Win: 20-18
After Loss: 6-4-1
Home: 12-10-1
Road: 15-10
Favorite: 17-18-1
Underdog: 12-5
Home Favorite: 9-10-1
Home Dog: 3-0
Road Favorite: 7-6
Road Dog: 8-4
vs. Conference: 17-17-1
Non-conference: 12-6

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 21-31-1
On Extra Rest: 2-6-1
vs. Ranked: 3-2
Home: 6-17
Road: 12-13
Favorite: 13-22-1
Underdog: 8-9
Home Favorite: 5-15
Home Dog: 1-2
Road Favorite: 7-6
Road Dog: 5-7
Conference: 10-25
Non-conference: 11-6-1
UF Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

6. Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 12-10-1 (54.3%)
On Extra Rest: 1-5
vs. Ranked: 3-5
After Win: 7-4-1
After Loss: 4-3
Home: 6-5-1
Road: 4-4
Favorite: 7-6-1
Underdog: 5-4
Home Favorite: 4-3-1
Home Dog: 2-2
Road Favorite: 2-2
Road Dog: 2-2
vs. Conference: 8-9
Non-conference: 4-1-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 9-14
On Extra Rest: 3-3
vs. Ranked: 3-5
Home: 6-6
Road: 3-5
Favorite: 6-8
Underdog: 3-6
Home Favorite: 4-4
Home Dog: 2-2
Road Favorite: 2-2
Road Dog: 1-3
Conference: 7-10
Non-conference: 2-4
Ole Miss Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

7. Brian Kelly, LSU

*Notre Dame ATS record since 2010

ATS Overall: 81-70-3 (53.6%)
On Extra Rest: 15-13
vs. Ranked: 26-23
After Win: 57-48-3
After Loss: 18-16
Home: 39-36-2
Road: 27-23-1
Favorite: 59-55-3
Underdog: 22-15
Home Favorite: 33-33-2
Home Dog: 6-3
Road Favorite: 17-17-1
Road Dog: 10-6
vs. Conference: 0-0
Non-conference: 81-70-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 67-86-1
On Extra Rest: 11-17
vs. Ranked: 20-29
Home: 32-45
Road: 24-26-1
Favorite: 51-65-1
Underdog: 16-21
Home Favorite: 30-38
Home Dog: 2-7
Road Favorite: 17-17-1
Road Dog: 7-9
Conference: 0-0
Non-conference: 67-86-1
LSU Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

T8. Shane Beamer, South Carolina

ATS Record (since 2021)

ATS Overall: 6-6-1 (50%)
On Extra Rest: 2-0
vs. Ranked: 1-1
After Win: 1-4-1
After Loss: 4-2
Home: 4-3
Road: 1-3-1
Favorite: 2-1-1
Underdog: 4-5
Home Favorite: 2-1
Home Dog: 2-2
Road Favorite: 0-0-1
Road Dog: 1-3
vs. Conference: 3-5
Non-conference: 3-1-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 6-7
On Extra Rest: 2-0
vs. Ranked: 2-0
Home: 1-6
Road: 4-1
Favorite: 0-4
Underdog: 6-3
Home Favorite: 0-3
Home Dog: 1-3
Road Favorite: 0-1
Road Dog: 4-0
Conference: 5-3
Non-conference: 1-4
USC Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

T8. Clark Lea, Vanderbilt

ATS Record (since 2021)

ATS Overall: 6-6 (50%)
On Extra Rest: 1-0
vs. Ranked: 1-2
After Win: 0-2
After Loss: 6-3
Home: 2-5
Road: 4-1
Favorite: 0-2
Underdog: 6-4
Home Favorite: 0-2
Home Dog: 2-3
Road Favorite: 0-0
Road Dog: 4-1
vs. Conference: 5-3
Non-conference: 1-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 5-7
On Extra Rest: 0-1
vs. Ranked: 1-2
Home: 4-3
Road: 1-4
Favorite: 1-1
Underdog: 4-6
Home Favorite: 1-1
Home Dog: 3-2
Road Favorite: 0-0
Road Dog: 1-4
Conference: 3-5
Non-conference: 2-2
Vandy Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

T8. Mike Leach, Mississippi State

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 12-12 (50%)
On Extra Rest: 2-4
vs. Ranked: 6-4
After Win: 6-4
After Loss: 5-6
Home: 4-8
Road: 7-3
Favorite: 4-6
Underdog: 8-6
Home Favorite: 2-4
Home Dog: 2-4
Road Favorite: 1-1
Road Dog: 6-2
vs. Conference: 9-9
Non-conference: 3-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 10-14
On Extra Rest: 2-4
vs. Ranked: 6-4
Home: 4-8
Road: 5-5
Favorite: 4-6
Underdog: 6-8
Home Favorite: 3-3
Home Dog: 1-5
Road Favorite: 0-2
Road Dog: 5-3
Conference: 7-11
Non-conference: 3-3
Miss St Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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11. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

ATS Record (since 2013)

ATS Overall: 53-58-1 (47.8%)
On Extra Rest: 7-11-1
vs. Ranked: 16-12-1
After Win: 32-22-1
After Loss: 18-30
Home: 30-33
Road: 20-22
Favorite: 23-25-1
Underdog: 29-33
Home Favorite: 20-19
Home Dog: 9-14
Road Favorite: 3-4
Road Dog: 17-18
vs. Conference: 34-40
Non-conference: 19-18-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 57-55
On Extra Rest: 7-12
vs. Ranked: 13-16
Home: 39-24
Road: 15-27
Favorite: 29-20
Underdog: 28-34
Home Favorite: 26-13
Home Dog: 13-10
Road Favorite: 2-5
Road Dog: 13-22
Conference: 31-43
Non-conference: 26-12
UK Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

12. Bryan Harsin, Auburn

ATS Record (since 2021)

ATS Overall: 6-7 (46.2%)
On Extra Rest: 1-1
vs. Ranked: 3-4
After Win: 3-3
After Loss: 2-4
Home: 4-3
Road: 2-3
Favorite: 3-3
Underdog: 3-4
Home Favorite: 3-2
Home Dog: 1-1
Road Favorite: 0-1
Road Dog: 2-2
vs. Conference: 4-4
Non-conference: 2-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 5-8
On Extra Rest: 0-2
vs. Ranked: 1-6
Home: 4-3
Road: 1-4
Favorite: 4-2
Underdog: 1-6
Home Favorite: 4-1
Home Dog: 0-2
Road Favorite: 0-1
Road Dog: 1-3
Conference: 2-6
Non-conference: 3-2
Auburn Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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13. Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 9-14 (39.1%)
On Extra Rest: 4-2
vs. Ranked: 3-5
After Win: 4-7
After Loss: 3-6
Home: 6-7
Road: 2-7
Favorite: 3-7
Underdog: 6-7
Home Favorite: 2-5
Home Dog: 4-2
Road Favorite: 1-2
Road Dog: 1-5
vs. Conference: 8-10
Non-conference: 1-4

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 12-11
On Extra Rest: 3-3
vs. Ranked: 3-5
Home: 8-5
Road: 4-5
Favorite: 7-3
Underdog: 5-8
Home Favorite: 5-2
Home Dog: 3-3
Road Favorite: 2-1
Road Dog: 2-4
Conference: 9-9
Non-conference: 3-2
Missouri Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

14. Josh Heupel, Tennessee

ATS Record (since 2021)

ATS Overall: 5-8 (38.5%)
On Extra Rest: 1-1
vs. Ranked: 1-4
After Win: 1-6
After Loss: 4-1
Home: 3-5
Road: 2-2
Favorite: 4-3
Underdog: 1-5
Home Favorite: 3-2
Home Dog: 0-3
Road Favorite: 1-0
Road Dog: 1-2
vs. Conference: 3-5
Non-conference: 2-3

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 10-3
On Extra Rest: 2-0
vs. Ranked: 3-2
Home: 6-2
Road: 3-1
Favorite: 6-1
Underdog: 4-2
Home Favorite: 4-1
Home Dog: 2-1
Road Favorite: 1-0
Road Dog: 2-1
Conference: 6-2
Non-conference: 4-1
UT Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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