5 Fearless College Football Betting SEC Predictions

5 Fearless College Football Betting SEC Predictions

Written by on August 15, 2017

While the SEC has been widely recognized as the best and most competitive conference in all of college football for the better part of the last decade or so, which may no longer be the case with the rise of the ACC, Big Ten and PAC-12 the last couple of seasons.Still, the SEC figures to be a knock-down, drag-out brawl for it all once the 2017 regular season gets underway in earnest in just a couple of weeks. If you’re looking to find out what could transpire in the perennially powerful SEC this coming season as well as the latest NCAAF betting lines for the 2017 season, then you’re going to love the five bold predictions on the conference that I’m about to offer up right now.

A Closer Look at the 5 Fearless College Football Betting SEC Predictions

 
 

Alabama Wins the SEC

I know it’s not a real ‘bold’ prediction to say that Alabama is going to win the SEC in 2017, but that’s my easy pick. Even though the Tide lost last year’s national championship, it took some serious heroics from Clemson superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson for that to happen – and with Watson off to the NFL at least the Tide know they won’t fall to his act again this season.Having said that, it’s kind of hard not seeing Alabama win the SEC title again in 2017. The Tide have a gifted dual-threat quarterback and will once again field one of the nation’s best defenses. It’s going to take a minor miracle for one of their conference rivals to beat them out.

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Auburn Wins 10

The Tigers are my top pick to challenge Alabama for supremacy with Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham taking over at QB. Auburn has a pair of elite running backs in 2016 SEC rushing leader Kamryn Pettway and explosive backup Kerryon Johnson and a group of talented receivers for Stidham to throw to.Defensively, the Tigers should have one of the nation’s best linebacker units and a future NFL performer in All-SEC cornerback Carlton Davis. 10 wins looks very doable for Auburn in 2017.

LSU’s Derrius Grice Leads Nation in Rushing

After rushing for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore last season, I see absolutely no reason why LSU star Derrius Grice shouldn’t lead the nation in rushing in 2017.Grice will get more than his share of carries as LSU features him in their offensive attack while helping unproven (shaky) quarterback Danny Etling not throw games away with too many turnovers. Grice averages 8.5 yards per game in limited duty as a freshman two years ago before putting up 7.6 yards per carry last season. Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking Grice has stardom in his near future.

Texas A&M Goes 8-5 – Again!

The Aggies lost defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. But I’m thinking Texas A&M is looking at their fourth straight 8-5 campaign in 2017. The Aggies have some talent on the offensive side of the ball starting with junior WR Christian Kirk and RB Trayveon Williams. But Sumlin has yet to decide who his starting quarterback will be between senior Jake Hubenak, redshirt freshman Nick Starkel and five-star true freshman Kellen Mond.Still the Aggies ranked a solid 24th in total offense in 2016 while finishing 34th in scoring (34.8 ppg).  I believe they’ll score their fair share of points this coming season no matter who’s under center. Besides, with a defense that kept the opposition out of the end zone fairly consistently in ranking a respectable 40th in points allowed (24.5 ppg) I’m thinking 8-5 sounds about right for the Aggies this coming season.

Arkansas Surprises

While the Razorbacks struggled in going 7-6 last season, I really like head coach Brett Bielema. I think that his team will be a lot better in 2017 than they were last season because of the continued maturation of quarterback Austin Allen.Arkansas has a talented running back in Devwah Whaley, four returning offensive linemen and a nice go-to target for Allen in wide receiver Jared Cornelius. Eight or nine wins may seem like a lot right now, Bu I believe the Razorbacks could get there in 2017.
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