Before Alabama and Georgia square off in next week’s SEC Championship Game, both teams have business to take care of as they look to remain in contention for the College Football Playoff spots. The Alabama-Auburn and Georgia-Georgia Tech games could afford some best college football bets for SEC games in Week 13.
The SEC schedule got underway with Ole Miss topping Mississippi State 17-7 to give the Rebels a 10-win season and drop the Bulldogs to 5-7. Four of the seven games on Saturday are non-conference games while Alabama, LSU, and Tennessee all double-digit favorites.
Alabama and Georgia are the only SEC teams to be favored on the road in Week 13, according to our sportsbook.
Just two of the SEC player props in Week 12 came through, although Georgia’s Brock Bowers just missed the necessary 66 receiving yards to cash out, so hopefully you were able to get his receiving yards prop at 60 or below.
Georgia is first, Alabama eighth, Missouri in ninth, Ole Miss is 12th and LSU is 14th in the College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia received 122 of the 125 first-place votes to remain at No. 1 in the two national polls. Alabama is eighth in both national polls, Missouri is 10th, Ole Miss is 12th and LSU is 14th.
When taking a peek at the college football predictions, keep in mind that Georgia moved back ahead of Michigan in the odds to win the national title. Alabama is tied for fourth at +650 in the championship odds.
Here’s a look at some SEC Week 13 prop bets that those who bet online might want to consider.
Will’s Davis Find Room to Run?
It will be strength against strength with Kentucky’s Ray Davis, the fourth-leading rusher in the SEC, going against a Louisville team that has allowed the second-fewest rushing yards per game in the ACC.
However, Louisville allowed 159 yards, three touchdown runs, and 6.1 yards per carry against Miami last time out, so perhaps that bodes well for Davis to have a big game for the Wildcats.
College Football Pick: Kentucky’s Ray Davis to have at least 88 rushing yards +108
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LSU’s Nabers Looks to Get Loose Again
It might take some searching to find LSU’s Malik Nabers on the list of Heisman Trophy candidates. Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. is the only pass catcher among the top Heisman candidates when looking at the college football betting lines, even though Nabers has 18 more catches and 331 more receiving yards.
No player at the Football Bowl Subdivision level has more receiving yards than Nabers’ total of 1,424.
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Only Georgia has allowed fewer receiving yards per game among SEC teams than Texas A&M.
However, with the way the LSU offense is clicking, why not go with the Tigers’ top receiver to light it up once again?
College Football Pick: LSU’s Malik Nabers to have at least 118 receiving yards (-114).
Alabama’s McClellan to Find Way Into End Zone
It can be challenging to strike pay dirt when being in the same backfield with a dual-threat quarterback.
In Alabama’s last two SEC games, quarterback Jalen Milroe has rushed for seven touchdowns while the Crimson Tide’s leading rusher, Jase McClellan, has one scoring run in the games against LSU and Kentucky.
This is merely a hunch, but don’t be surprised to see McClellan get chances to finish off drives against an Auburn team that is 11th in the SEC in rushing defense.
College Football Pick: Alabama’s Jase McClellan to score at least two touchdowns +350
South Carolina QB Looks To Rattle Clemson
The list of current Football Bowl Subdivision players with three 3,000-yard passing seasons is a pretty short one with Seth Henigan of Memphis, Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel and Taulia Tagovailoa of Maryland joined by Spencer Rattler.
The South Carolina quarterback began his career at Oklahoma, and in his two seasons with the Gamecocks, Rattler has thrown for 3,012 and 3,074 yards.
Rattler threw for 360 yards in last year’s win over Clemson so look for him to throw the ball around once again. Clemson went from allowing 232 passing yards per game in the 2022 season to giving up only 167 this season so the Tigers won’t make it easy on Rattler.
College Football Pick: South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler to have at least 230 passing yards (-114)
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Auburn’s Thorne Looks To Air It Out
The expectations are pretty low for Auburn quarterback Peyton Thorne as he is priced at -114 to go over 150.5 passing yards against Alabama.
Thorne has gone under 200 passing yards in all but one SEC game this season. It is a far cry from his Michigan State days when he had five games with more than 300 yards.
Nobody is expecting Thorne to approach 300 yards but if Auburn falls behind early, he could be asked to air it out. Alabama is not the easiest team to throw against but in conference play, the Crimson Tide are surrendering 206 passing yards per game.
College Football Pick: Auburn’s Peyton Thorne to go over 148.5 passing yards -114
Questions of the Day
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Don’t forget to look at the matchups and see how teams defend the pass and the run rather than just rolling with star players to produce.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.