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SEC Week 6 Props: Burden, Thomas Continue to Provide the Gift of Grab

With two matchups of ranked teams and the always entertaining Arkansas-Ole Miss game on the Week 6 schedule, it could be a fun time for those making college football predictions for SEC games.

We are going to resist the temptation to go with Georgia tight end Brock Bowers to go over in receiving yards props every week, although it certainly is never a bad way to proceed as long as the weather won’t factor into one of Georgia’s games.

SEC Week 6 Props: Burden, Thomas Continue to Provide the Gift of Grab
Quarterback Max Johnson #14 of the Texas A&M Aggies | Richard Rodriguez/getty Images/afp

Bowers is far from the only dynamic pass catcher in the SEC, so a couple game-breaking receivers headline the latest edition of the SEC best prop picks.

Georgia remains the overwhelming pick in the odds to win the national title. The Bulldogs received 94 of the 125 first-place votes in the two national polls. Alabama 11th, Ole Miss 16th, Kentucky 20th, Missouri 21st, Tennessee 22nd and LSU 23rd in the Associated Press poll.

Here’s a look at some SEC Week 6 prop bets that those who bet online might want to consider.

Missouri’s Receiver Could Be A Burden

Missouri’s Luther Burden was more of a possession receiver as a freshman when he averaged 8.3 yards on his 45 receptions after arriving in Columbia as the No. 1 rated receiver in his recruiting class.


He already has 43 receptions in the first five games for an average of 15 yards per catch.

Burden has four straight 100-yard games and is facing an LSU team that ranks only ahead of Mississippi State in passing efficiency defense among SEC teams.

When looking at the college football odds, keep in mind that LSU is one of four SEC teams to allow at least 10 pass plays of 30 or more yards and the Tigers are tied with Vanderbilt for the most receptions of at least 40 so don’t be surprised to see Burden pile up some yards.

College Football Pick: Missouri’s Luther Burden over 111½ receiving yards

Roll With Niblack to Get Open

Alabama tight end Amari Niblack went from finishing with one catch for three yards over his first two games to posting season highs with three receptions and 61 receiving yards in his last.

The Aggies have struggled to slow down bigger receivers at times this season. Texas A&M allowed six catches for 75 yards to Miami’s 6-foot-5 Colbie Young and 78 yards on three catches to 6-foot-4 Arkansas receiver Andrew Armstrong.

It could be worth rolling with the 6-foot-4 Niblack finishing with more receiving yards than Texas A&M’s Evan Stewart as he has finished with 50 yards in each of the last two games for the Aggies. The payout listed by our sportsbook is worth going with Niblack to deliver on Saturday.

College Football Pick: Alabama’s Amari Niblack to have more receiving yards than Evan Stewart of Texas A&M +199

Kentucky’s Leary May Need To Air It Out

Devin Leary’s introduction to SEC football has not gone particularly well.

Although Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt and Florida, it was not as a result of the play of their quarterback.

Leary had at least two touchdown passes in 13 of the final 18 games he played at North Carolina State, so perhaps he can start to resemble that player when going up against the two-time defending national champion.

Facing the No. 1 team in the country and a Georgia defense that has allowed 14 rushing touchdowns in the last 35 games, it might be up to Leary to get the undefeated Wildcats into the end zone against Georgia.

College Football Pick: Kentucky’s Devin Leary to throw more touchdown passes than Georgia’s Carson Beck +179

Thomas To Keep Striking Paydirt

Brian Thomas has five touchdown catches in the last two games for LSU and he will be going up against a Missouri defense that has surrendered 10 touchdown passes in four games against FBS competition.

Missouri joins James Madison, Southern California and Washington State as the only

undefeated teams in FBS to allow more than 100 points, so expect some scoring in the LSU-Missouri matchup.

The dynamic Thomas figures to be in the middle of all of that once again.

College Football Pick: LSU receiver Brian Thomas to have at least two touchdowns +250

Go With Razorbacks To Strike Early

Arkansas has scored first in each of the last three games with kicker Cam Little doing the honors in the last two contests.

Ole Miss just allowed 49 points and 637 yards in an action-packed win over LSU.

In a what-the-heck bet, why not take a chance on the Razorbacks opening up the scoring in what could be the most entertaining of the games in the SEC in Week 6?

College Football Pick: Arkansas to score first against Ole Miss +145

 

 

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