With three of the seven SEC games in Week 5 having single-digit point spreads according to the college football predictions, it could be a fun week in the conference that is looking to re-establish itself as the best football league in the country.
Each of the three remaining undefeated teams in the SEC are favored on Saturday with Kentucky playing host to Florida, Georgia playing its first road game of 2023 against Auburn and Missouri heading to Vanderbilt.
There are plenty of SEC Week 5 props to consider with the options in the Arkansas-Texas A&M showdown just the tip of the iceberg.
Georgia remains the overwhelming pick in the odds to win the national title. The Bulldogs received 116 of the 127 first-place votes in the two national polls. Alabama is 12th, LSU is 13th, Ole Miss 20th, Tennessee 21st, Florida 22nd and Missouri 23rd in the Associated Press poll. In the American Football Coaches Association poll, Alabama is 11th, LSU is 12th with Tennessee at No. 19, Ole Miss at No. 20 followed by No. 22 Missouri and No. 23 Florida.
Time for Milton to Air It Out?
Things aren’t off to a blistering start for Joe Milton at Tennessee as he is 11th in the SEC in passing yards.
South Carolina is last in the SEC in pass defense, allowing 317 yards per game while opposing quarterbacks are completing 67% of their passes.
Milton is coming off a game with just 209 passing yards as he wasn’t needed to do much for Tennessee to bounce back from the loss to Georgia by rolling past UTSA.
Is this the week for Milton to record his first 300-yard passing game since throwing for 344 yards in a loss to Indiana back in 2020, when he was with the Michigan Wolverines?
College Football Pick: Tennessee QB Joe Milton to have at least 284 passing yards +110
Malik One Talented LSU Tiger
In the last two weeks, LSU’s Malik Nabers has 21 catches for 369 yards and four touchdowns in wins over Mississippi State and Arkansas.
Nabers was pretty quiet in last year’s win over Ole Miss as he finished with 37 yards on four catches. His role has expanded this season and now he goes up against an Ole Miss team that ranks in the middle of the SEC in passing defense.
The chemistry between Nabers and quarterback Jayden Daniels has never been better entering one of the more intriguing games on the Week 5 schedule. Keep that in mind when looking at the options for Nabers as part of the college football best bets in Week 5.
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College Football Pick: LSU’s Malik Nabers to have at least 102 receiving yards +108
Kentucky’s Davis Ready To Light It Up
Kentucky running back Ray Davis knows his way to the end zone.
In four games this season, he has scored at least two touchdowns three times.
The SEC leader with seven touchdowns scored, look for Davis to fight his way into the end zone yet again during Saturday’s matchup with Florida.
While Florida has allowed just five drives from its opponents to reach the red zone so far this season, it could still be worth banking on the ability of Davis to get into the end zone.
Davis didn’t score against Florida in 2022 when he was with Vanderbilt and the odds for him scoring once do not offer the best of rewards, so it could be worth going with him to score twice yet again.
College Football Pick: Kentucky’s Ray Davis to score two touchdowns +250
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Jefferson Moving on Up for Arkansas
KJ Jefferson’s passing yardage numbers are nothing special in his previous matchups with Texas A&M.
After not playing in the 2019 and 2020 games, he has thrown for 212 and 171 yards against the Aggies in the last two years.
Jefferson is completing 70.4% of his passes this season with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. With Arkansas coming off back-to-back losses, it is about time that the Razorbacks let Jefferson make more plays.
With Max Johnson moving into the starting role for Texas A&M following the injury to Conner Weigman, it is worth going with Jefferson to top Johnson in passing yards on Saturday.
College Football Pick: KJ Jefferson to have more passing yards than Max Johnson +108
Slow Start for Georgia vs Auburn?
In Georgia’s first conference game of the season, the two-time defending national champions didn’t score a touchdown until the second half
While we don’t anticipate it taking that long in Saturday’s showdown with Auburn. The Tigers averaged 59½ offensive plays in two games this season against teams from Power-5 conferences and it would make sense to expect the Tigers to try to slow this game down a bit.
When looking at the college football odds, keep in mind that Georgia ranks 95th and Auburn 114th in first-quarter scoring among Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
College Football Pick: The first score in the Georgia-Auburn not to occur in the first six minutes -124