Dr. Elrod does this over on the Lame-O Weblog, and I really enjoy it. He might be somewhat prohibited from making predictions himself due to contractual or "religious" constraints Harding might have (but that's just speculation).
Since Nate and I have been doing "Porch Prognostications," I think this is a good way of combining them both.
It should be noted that it is inadvisable to take any prognostications and bet money on them. Las Vegas makes nearly $3.5 billion a year in profits from sports betting. The lines are made by some serious people, but they're not always right.
Furthermore, I am not condoning gambling, as I myself have not bet money on anything since middle school (and won), but I will not ever do it again.
Here are this week's SEC Run Down of lines and TV Schedules:
- Alabama at Ole Miss (+6 1/2) (11:30 a.m. CT / LFS)
- (#22) Auburn at Arkansas (-3) (6:45 p.m. CT / ESPN)
- (#24) Georgia at Vanderbilt (+7) (5 p.m. CT / ESPN2)
- (#1) LSU at (#17) Kentucky (+10) (3:30 p.m. ET / CBS)
- (#25) Tennessee at Mississippi State (+7) (TBA)
- (#7) South Carolina at North Carolina (+7) (3:30 p.m. ET / ABC)
- OPEN: (#13) Florida
This has been a statistical outlier of a football season so far, and I think Vegas may have some problems here.
-I don't think Bama or the Rebels are "resurrected" just yet, and the line is the biggest trap of all. I'll take Ole Miss to cover. Bama wins, 20-14.
-Auburn is ranked again, and giving 3 to the Razorbacks? I think Arkansas gets welcomed back to Division I Football for the first time in three weeks. Auburn in an "upset" 31-17.
-I know the crowd is pretty rowdy over at Dudley Field in Nashville, but I think the Dawgs can handle it. Dawgs cover 34-7.
-LSU is the walking wounded after the Florida game. I actually like this line. Wildcats cover in the loss 30-24.
-Even with the help of former Vol QB, Casey Claussen, the Bulldogs won't win or cover at home. Tennessee....BIG. 45-14.
-Butch Davis, blah, blah, blah. How 'bout the ole ball coach!?! Gamecocks cover, 41-17.
Anyone else care to share their forecasts?