Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mid-Week Games (2/5-2/6)

Been a few days since I've had a chance to get on here. Here's a look at tonight and tomorrow night's games...

Florida @ Tennessee

The Gators have struggled in tough road environments and are coming off a humbling loss to Arkansas last weekend. The Vols are cruising right now, riding the (finally) hot hand of Chris Lofton. They'll welcome a Gators team desperate for a confidence-building effort as they were waxed in Fayetteville. Knoxville though, is not the place to come when you're struggling on the road. The Vols' win here tonight puts them in the driver's seat for the SEC East (and league) crown.

Kentucky @ Auburn

While both these teams have had well-documented struggles this year, only the 'Cats have (seemingly) righted the ship. They picked up a nice road win in Athens last weekend and will travel to another lesser conference foe Wednesday night when they take on Auburn. The 'Cats size will be too much for Auburn from the word Go in this one. Unless Auburn shoots the ball remarkably well, this one will be an easy victory for UK. Kentucky picks up a 2nd straight road conference win.

Vanderbilt @ UGA
While the Commodores beat Auburn at home last weekend, they're still not playing very well. Their FG% is down from the non-conference and they're still not playing good defense or protecting the ball. UGA lost at home to Kentucky, but played it close to the end. Until the 'Dores prove they can pick up an SEC road win, I'm not going to believe they can. UGA wins a close one.

Alabama @ Mississippi State
Ok, so apparently the Bulldogs play better when they're not ranked, as they went 0-2 with a number to the left of their name. That's a problem that Alabama won't have to deal with this season though. They've been playing better as well, but there's no way MSU drops this one at home after going 0-2 last week. These 2 schools hate each other, so this should be an entertaining, heated rivalry game to watch. In the end, too much Jamont Gordon and Bulldogs for 'Bama to handle.

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