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The SEC opens the 2021 college football season with two blockbuster matchups that should see some serious action.
No. 1 Alabama meets No. 14 Miami in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the teams’ first matchup since the fabled 1993 Sugar Bowl. The Crimson Tide are heavy 18.5-point favorites, and they are a good bet knowing Nick Saban is 10-0 in neutral-site openers.
No. 3 Clemson and No. 5 Georgia meet in the other huge matchup in Charlotte, which is getting the prime-time ABC treatment. The Tigers are a 3.5-point favorite in a game that should be the first big piece of the College Football Playoff puzzle.
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That’s not all. Josh Heupel will make his Tennessee debut Friday night against Bowling Green, and the Vols are 34.5-point favorites. Michigan transfer Joe Milton will start at quarterback for Tennessee. No. 16 LSU travels to UCLA for a rare Pac-12 matchup, and Labor Day features what should be a shootout between Ole Miss and Louisville. That is a risky over (75.5). Or is it?
Shane Beamer and Clark Lea will be making their debuts against FCS competition. South Carolina opens with Eastern Illinois, and Vanderbilt hosts ETSU.
For more college football predictions, check out Sporting News’ Week 1 picks against the spread:
SEC odds for Week 1
Here are the latest SEC odds, including point spreads, money lines and over-under totals for every game, according to FanDuel.com.
SEC point spreads for Week 1 Game Spread Bowling Green at Tennessee (Friday) TEN -34.5 UL-Monroe at Kentucky KY -30.5 Rice at Arkansas ARK -19.5 No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami ALA -18.5 Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State MSU -23.5 Central Michigan at Missouri MIZ -13.5 Akron at Auburn AUB -36.5 No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson CLEM -3.5 FAU at No. 13 Florida FLA -24.5 Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M A&M -29.5 No. 16 LSU at UCLA LSU -3.5 Louisville at Ole Miss (Monday) MISS -9.5 SEC money lines for Week 1 Game Moneyline Bowling Green at Tennessee (Friday) TENN -10000 UL-Monroe at Kentucky KY -8000 Rice at Arkansas ARK -1800 No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami ALA -1000 Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State MSU -2500 Central Michigan at Missouri MIZ -590 Akron at Auburn AUB -100000 No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson CLEM -170 FAU at No. 13 Florida FLA -3500 Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M A&M -4500 No. 16 LSU at UCLA LSU -188 Louisville at Ole Miss (Monday) MISS -385 SEC over/unders for Week 1 Game Over/Under Bowling Green at Tennessee (Friday) 59.5 UL-Monroe at Kentucky 55.5 Rice at Arkansas 61.5 No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami 61.5 Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State 52.5 Central Michigan at Missouri 60.5 Akron at Auburn 55.5 No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson 51.5 FAU at No. 13 Florida 52.5 Kent State at No. » Read More