Scott Feinstein picks the SEC

Week 12 is here and some teams (Vanderbilt) play their last games of the year this week. The headline match up this week is Alabama vs. Auburn. Here is what I see happening this weekend.

Last Week: (3-3) vs. spread: (3-3) Yearly: (48-24) vs. spread: (34-33)

Mississippi State (+13.5) @ Arkansas: Wow, how bad is Mississippi State? They are 2 touchdown underdogs to a team that has one SEC victory and only 3 wins overall. They are pretty bad, but not THAT bad. The Hawgs win in a defensive battle. Arkansas 17 Miss St 9

LSU @ Ole Miss (+17): LSU has played big game after big game in the past few weeks. The finally get a breather this weekend playing hapless Ole Miss. LSU will get the win but not cover the spread as I expect them to be really sluggish. LSU 24 Ole Miss 13

Kentucky @ Georgia (-26): Georgia will not be as nice to Kentucky as Vanderbilt was last weekend. Georgia will hold on to the ball, play great defense and destroy the Wildcats. Georgia 45 Kentucky 10

Clemson (+2) @ South Carolina: Clemson is a very good football team with several close losses this season. USC is playing WAY above their heads. That is a compliment to their great college coach, Steve Spurrier. I think this will be a close game but the Tigers pull it out in the end. Clemson 27 S Carolina 24

Alabama (+7) @ Auburn: This should be a great defensive battle. Alabama couldn't quite pull off the win vs. LSU last weekend. Auburn on the other hand had a great come from behind victory between the hedges in Athens. I think Auburn hands the Tide their second loss in a row, but it should be a great game none the less. Auburn 13 Alabama 10

Vanderbilt (+12) @ Tennessee: The only reason this spread is as high as it is, is because 23 years worth of losses in a row will inflate things. Tennessee had a HUGE offensive output last week vs. Memphis scoring 2 touchdowns and 20 points. It is unfortunate that UT is putting Clausen back in charge this week as he had a good day last year vs. Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt would like to have seen Ainge in charge, as he quite frankly stinks this year. This game points to Vanderbilt laying down as they have nada to play for now, while UT is still playing for extra practice time and a bowl game. I really hope I am wrong about this and that Vanderbilt can end the 23 years of losing. I just can't see Vanderbilt winning though. I will be MORE than happy to eat crow on this one. I personally would forgive the rest of the heart wrenching season if Vanderbilt could pull this one out. I hope Cutler and the boys prove me wrong. Tennessee 31 Vanderbilt 21

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