Week 9 SEC football score predictions; Vols must be better off bye, W at Auburn would calm waters

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – NOVEMBER 07, 2020 – Quarterback Harrison Bailey #15 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Volunteers at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Each week, I share my predictions and info on SEC football games.

Below is broadcast info and analysis for Week 9 in the SEC.

These are straight-up winners only. The point spread is just as a barometer for how big of a favorite or underdog each team is.

2020 SEC Week 8 Game Prediction Record: 3-0 (100%)
2020 SEC Season Prediction Record: 34-9 (79%)
2019 SEC Game Prediction Record: 103-20 (84%)


LSU (2-3, 2-3 SEC) at Arkansas (3-4, 3-4 SEC)
12 p.m. ET • SEC Network
Fayetteville, Ark. • Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)
Series: LSU leads, 41-22-2
Last: LSU, 56-20 (2019 in Baton Rouge)
Sirius: 137 • XM: 380/190
Point Spread: LSU -2
Score Prediction: LSU 27 Arkansas 24

#6 Florida (5-1, 5-1 SEC) at Vanderbilt (0-6, 0-6 SEC)
12 p.m. ET • ESPN originally but moved to ABC Last: UF, 56-10 (2019 in Gainesville)
Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)
Series: UF leads, 41-10-2
Sirius: 81/132 • XM: 81/191
Point Spread: Florida -31 ½
Score Prediction: Florida 49 Vanderbilt 17

Kentucky (3-4, 3-4 SEC) at #1 Alabama (6-0, 6-0 SEC)
4 p.m. ET • ESPN
Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)
Series: UA leads, 37-2-1
Last: UA, 34-6 (2016 in Tuscaloosa)
Sirius: 137/81 • XM: xxx
Point Spread: Alabama -32
Score Prediction: Alabama 42 Kentucky 13

Tennessee (2-4, 2-4 SEC) at #23 Auburn (4-2, 4-2 SEC)
7 p.m. ET • ESPN
Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)
Series: AU leads, 28-22-3
Last: UT, 30-24 (2018 in Auburn)
Sirius: 132 • XM: 388/191
Point Spread: Auburn -10 ½
Vince’s View: Tennessee needs to show improvement coming off of another open week where they’ve been able to make up for missed practices before the season. That is no longer a reason/excuse considering everyone is having to adjust this season. Auburn does so much offensively with eye candy and misdirection that I think that will be an issue for this UT defense that continues to have missed assignments on defense. I would also be shocked if Auburn doesn’t throw the slant and attack the middle a lot. Defensively, Auburn stems with late movement from the front which has caused problems for the UT offense. Obviously, UT has to match Auburn or be better at quarterback. That includes defensive recognition, turnovers, accuracy, taking sacks and explosive plays. Having not seen UT win that battle in a very long time, I see another Vols loss.
Score Prediction: Auburn 31 Tennessee 14

Mississippi State (2-4, 2-4 SEC) at #13 Georgia (4-2, 4-2 SEC)
7:30 p.m. ET • SEC Network
Athens, Ga. • Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium (92,746)
Series: UGA leads, 18-6
Last: UGA, 31-3 (2017 in Athens)
Sirius: 137/81 • XM: 190/81
Point Spread: Georgia -25
Score Prediction: Georgia 27 Mississippi State 0

Missouri (2-3, 2-3 SEC) at South Carolina (2-5, 2-5 SEC)
7:30 p.m. ET • SEC Network Alternate
Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)
Series: Tied, 5-5
Last: MIZ, 34-14 (2019 in Columbia, Mo.)
Sirius: 119 • XM: 380/192
Point Spread: Missouri -6
Score Prediction: Missouri 38 South Carolina 21

Open: Ole Miss (3-4) #5 Texas A&M (5-1)

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