It’s an interesting Saturday in the SEC today. While No. 8 Alabama, No. 13 Ole Miss, and No 15 LSU all take on non-conference opponents, No. 9 Missouri battles Florida and the top-ranked, two-time defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs travel to No. 18 Tennessee. The outcome of those two SEC games today will have some impact on the College Football playoff rankings. Get prepared for those games and the rest of the schedule by visiting our Week 12 NCAA football picks page.
The Bulldogs got their All-American TE Brock Bowers back last week after he missed a few games with an ankle injury. He really wasn’t needed as the Georgia running game amassed 300 yards on the ground. Tennessee, which is one game behind Missouri in the SEC East Division standings, lost to the Tigers 36-7 last week. Missouri (8-2, 4-2) is having its best season under fourth-year head coach Eli Drinkwitz. The Tigers could rise in the CFP rankings with another win over the Gators and a loss by any of the top-8.
The SEC Championship
The SEC title game is already set. Georgia will represent the East and No. 8 Alabama (9-1, 7-0) is the winner of the West Division. The two SEC powers will meet in the conference championship game for the third time in six years. The two rivals last played for the title in 2021. Alabama won 41-21, but the Bulldogs still earned a berth in the College Football Playoff. Georgia would go on to beat the Crimson Tide in the CFP national championship game 33-18.
Last year, Georgia beat LSU 50-30 in the SEC championship. The Bulldogs went on to win their second national championship in a row by obliterating TCU 65-7 in the national title game. Could Georgia win another SEC title and another CFP championship? The Bulldogs can’t afford to slip up this late in the season. After Tennessee, they will face rival Georgia Tech in the season finale next weekend.
The Bulldogs rank third in the number of SEC championship game appearances with 11. Alabama is No. 1 with 15 appearances. The Crimson Tide also is tops in number of SEC championships with 10. Florida has appeared in 13 SEC title games and is 7-6 overall. Georgia is 4-6 in SEC championship games and the Bulldogs are 6-0 in the last six against Tennessee. They have also only allowed the Vols to score an average of 12.8 points in those six games.
Computer Picks Will Take on the SEC
The SEC is college football’s premier conference. There are six SEC schools ranked in the CFP Top 25 right now. Three of those programs are in the top-10. No one wants to take on an SEC program, but Computer Picks would like a shot.
Yesterday, our Computer Picks crushed the competition and won $550! That was, of course, tops on our leaderboard. Computer Picks led a strong contingent of elite Sports Hub handicappers.
Let’s have a look.
- The best Computer Picks in the entire industry: Anyone who has been betting for a while probably knows about that break-even number. If you can win at least 52.4 percent of your bets (at standard odds), you will, at the very least, break even. Anything higher and you’re a winner. What if you could win at a 59 percent clip? That’s exactly what our Computer Picks have been doing for the last four years. Yesterday, CP went 33-25 (56.9%) to win $550. It’s worth checking our database today to see if Computer Picks offers a prediction for any of the SEC games today, including Georgia-Tennessee.
- Scott’s Picks: An experienced capper who has been here before, Scott’s Picks went 7-2 yesterday and took home $485. That added to the 30-day total of $2526. Scott’s Picks is having a strong month.
- Our soccer expert: Sports Hub’s Geovanny Araya is no stranger to the top of the daily leaderboard. He’s back in the top-5 after going 2-0 yesterday. Geovanny is our leading soccer expert and nailed both of his picks yesterday to win $420. For the week, he’s up $654!
- The Bookie does it again: The Bookie put together a solid week. Last night, he went 3-0 – all college basketball – and won $300. That gives The Bookie a 7-day total of $1140.
- Another familiar name: You should remember our friends at Knup Sports. They have been at or near the top of our leaderboard on several occasions. Yesterday, they rounded out our top-5 by going 6-3 and winning $270. Knup Sports is actually all over our leaderboards: No. 1 on our 7-day, 14-day, and 30-day leaderboards. They are also our top NHL capper over the last seven days. Knup Sports has six college football picks for today and even more for Sunday’s NFL action.
More Injuries to Watch
Yesterday, we shared a couple of injuries that will impact the rest of the NFL season. Well, one of those injuries is worse than we thought. Michigan is still in the news with the whole sign stealing/scouting scandal, if that’s what you want to call it. If you want to win more bets, always stay on top of trending sports news. You never know what you’ll find.
Here’s what we find today.
- Burrow done: Yesterday, we mentioned Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s wrist injury. Well, it’s more serious than we thought. Burrow has a torn ligament in his wrist and will require surgery. That means he is done for the season. That also means Jake Browning takes over as the Bengals starting quarterback. Cincy is 5-5 and still has a shot at making the playoffs.
- Michigan coach fired: Yesterday, we noted that Michigan agreed to head coach Jim Harbaugh’s three-game suspension. The Wolverines also fired LB coach Charlie Partridge. The reasoning for the termination was that Partridge did not cooperate with the Big Ten and NCAA investigation. Surely, more will come out about what Partridge actually did. It is speculated that he may have destroyed evidence.
Michigan announced Friday that linebackers coach Chris Partridge has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 17, 2023
- The Beard: James Harden finally got a small monkey off his back last night. Harden hit a clutch three-pointer as he picked up his first win as a Clipper last night. The Clips won 106-100 over Houston last night as Harden had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The win broke a six-game Clippers losing streak.
- Big names among non-tendered MLB players: The biggest name among non-tendered big leaguers is Milwaukee P Brandon Woodruff. The Brewers pitcher went 13-4 with a 3.05 ERA in 2022 and had a 2.56 ERA in 2021. He missed several months last year before coming back to go 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA. Teams had until Friday to tender, or offer, a contract to players still under their control. Not tendering a player is essentially releasing him. Woodruff injured his shoulder again at the end of the season and his availability for 2024 is still up in the air.
Another Saturday Full of SEC & College Football
The 2023 college football season snuck up on us in late August. It’s hard to believe that now we are down to just two remaining regular season weeks. The SEC battle between Georgia and Tennessee is the big matchup today. Washington plays Oregon State in another battle between ranked opponents. Plus, there’s more than just football on the schedule.
Find something that suits your betting strategy today.
- SEC schedule: Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas, and LSU all play non-conference opponents today. No. 9 Missouri hosts Florida and No. 1 Georgia plays at No. 18 Tennessee. Are the Bulldogs a lock to win their 38th straight regular season game? See what our expert handicappers have to say about that.
- Full day of college football: Saturday will end with a couple CFB games between ranked opponents. No. 21 Kansas State will face in-state rival and No. 25 Kansas. Fifth-ranked Washington will take on No. 11 Oregon State in a Pac-12 battle.
- NBA: There are six NBA games today. Luka Doncic and Dallas will travel to Milwaukee to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in the NBATV game.
- College basketball: After every ranked team that played yesterday won, we have another full slate of college basketball games on tap today. No. 8 Creighton and No. 10 Florida Atlantic both play today. They are the only ranked teams on the schedule.
- NHL Global Series continues: It’s a big Saturday in the NHL. The Global Series continues as Minnesota plays Ottawa over in Stockholm, Sweden. It is one of 13 games on today’s schedule.
- Golf: The RSM Classic 2023 continues with Round 3 today. Ludvig Aberg had the early lead today. The event will conclude tomorrow. In LPGA action, Nasa Hatoaka, Amy Yang, and Alison Lee are battling early in Round 3 at the CME Group Tour Championship. That event also ends tomorrow.
- Tennis: It’s the semifinals today at the Nitto ATP Finals. The top-4 seeds – Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner – all play today. In the women’s LP Open by IND, only No. 3 Nadia Podoroska remains in the top-4. The semifinals are today.
- Ditto on the soccer schedule: Today’s soccer schedule is almost identical to yesterday. Play in the CONCACAF Nations League continues today. There are FIFA World Cup qualifying matches today as well as matches in the U-17 FIFA World Cup.
It’s a beautiful day for SEC football. It’s a beautiful day for any football, really. There is also a ton of other sports action today. If you’re not a football bettor, you can surely find something to wager on. Sports Hub is here to help. Check out all of our betting tips and visit the members’ area for picks for all of today’s action.
Make it a great day and come back tomorrow to see how you stacked up against our elite handicappers. See you then!