Week 3 SEC Score Picks: Vols vs. Akron, 12 games in the league

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s a look at my Week 3 SEC football game predictions.

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2022 Week 2 Straight-Up Record: 8-4 (67%)
2022 Week 2 Spread Record: 6-6 (50%)
2022 Season Straight-Up Record: 21-6 (78%)
2022 Season Spread Record: 16-11 (59%)
2021 Season Straight-Up Record: 92-34 (73%)
2021 Season Spread Record: 63-63 (50%)

TWELVE GAMES ON TAP WEEK THREE IN THE SEC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Abilene Christian (2-0) at Missouri (1-1, 0-0 SEC)
Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field (62,621)
Noon ET • SECN+, ESPN+
Series: First Meeting
SiriusXM: 134/191
Line: Missouri -32.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Missouri -32.5
Score Prediction: Missouri 56 Abilene Christian 17

Youngstown State (2-0) at #9 Kentucky (2-0, 1-0 SEC)
Lexington, Ky. • Kroger Field (61,000)
Noon ET • SEC Network
Series: First Meeting
SiriusXM: 81
Line: Kentucky -29.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Kentucky -29.5
Score Prediction: Kentucky 45 Youngstown State 14

#1 Georgia (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC)
Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)
Noon ET • ESPN
Series: UGA leads, 53-19-2
Last: UGA, 40-13 (2021 at Athens)
SiriusXM: 158/192 – 133/190
Line: Georgia 25.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Georgia -25.5
Score Prediction: Georgia 41 South Carolina 13

#22 Penn State (2-0) at Auburn (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)
3:30 p.m. ET • CBS
Series: PSU leads, 2-1
Last: PSU, 28-20 (2021 at State College)
SiriusXM: 81
Line: Penn State -2.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Penn State -2.5
Score Prediction: Penn State 24 Auburn 16

#20 Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at Georgia Tech (1-1)
Atlanta Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (92,746)
3:30 p.m. ET • ABC
Series: Tied, 2-2
SiriusXM: 158/192
Line: Ole Miss -16.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Ole Miss -16.5
Score Prediction: Ole Miss 45 Georgia Tech 20

Vanderbilt (2-1, 0-0 SEC) at Northern Illinois (1-1)
DeKalb, Ill. • Huskie Stadium (24,000)
3:30 p.m. ET • CBS Sports Network
Series: VU leads, 4-0
SiriusXM: 134/191
Line: Northern Illinois -2.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Vanderbilt +2.5
Score Prediction: Vanderbilt 35 Northern Illinois 28

UL-Monroe (1-1) at #2 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (100,077)
4 p.m. ET • SEC Network
Series: Tied, 1-1
SiriusXM: 133/190
Line: Alabama -49.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Alabama -49.5
Score Prediction: Alabama 56 UL-Monroe 3

Mississippi State (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at LSU (1-1, 0-0 SEC)
Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (102,321)
6 p.m. ET • ESPN
Series: LSU leads, 76-36-3
Last: LSU, 28-25 (2021 at Starkville)
SiriusXM: 387 – 119/203
Line: Miss State -3
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Miss State -3
Score Prediction: Miss State 31 LSU 21

Missouri State (2-0) at #10 Arkansas (2-0, 1-0 SEC)
Fayetteville, Ark. • Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,000)
7 p.m. ET • SECN+, ESPN+
Series: ARK leads, 7-0
SiriusXM: 109/205
Line: Arkansas -25.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Arkansas -25.5
Score Prediction: Arkansas 42 Missouri State 7

Akron (1-1) at #15 Tennessee (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (101,915)
7 p.m. ET • SECN+, ESPN+
Series: UT leads, 2-0
SiriusXM: 134/191
Line: Tennessee -47.5
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Tennessee -47.5
Score Prediction: Tennessee 63 Akron 10

South Florida (1-1) at #18 Florida (1-1, 0-1 SEC)
Gainesville, Fla. • Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548)
7:30 p.m. ET • SEC Network
Series: UF leads, 2-0
SiriusXM: 158/192
Line: Florida -23
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Florida -23
Score Prediction: Florida 38 USF 14

#13 Miami (2-0) at #24 Texas A&M (1-1, 0-0 SEC)
Bryan-College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,733)
9 p.m. ET • ESPN
Series: UM leads, 2-1
SiriusXM: 133/190
Line: Texas A&M -6
Vince’s Pick vs. Spread: Miami +6
Score Prediction: Texas A&M 24 Miami 21

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KNOXVILLE, TN – September 10, 2022 – Wide receiver Cedric Tillman #4 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Acrisure Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

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