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Last week's SEC schedule was top-heavy. Today has better balance but not the over-the-top eye-catcher like an Alabama-Florida.

If you want to see points scored in bunches, check out Arkansas-Texas A&M or Auburn-Kentucky. If defense is your thing, Florida-LSU is right up your alley. If you want to see the best team in America, Alabama plays at 3:30 p.m. Here are quick breakdowns of today's games involving SEC teams.

(Last week's guesses: 6-1 straight up and 4-3 against the spread)

TENNESSEE at GEORGIA

12:21 p.m. at Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

TV/Radio: WDSI/106.5 and 107.9 FM

Breakdown: An early kickoff for this game would have been laughable five years ago. If the current trends continue, this matchup may be on pay-per-view in a few years (kidding, kidding). Something tells me the hangover from Baton Rouge lasts a little longer for the Volunteers.

Line: Georgia minus 10

Pick: Georgia, 34-17

ALABAMA at SOUTH CAROLINA

3:30 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

TV/Radio: CBS (WDEF)/97.3 and 99.3 FM

Breakdown: This one is pretty simple to pick: If you think turnover-prone South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia is going to play well, go with the Gamecocks. If you think turnover-prone South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia is going to struggle, go with the Tide.

Line: Alabama minus 6 1/2

Pick: Alabama, 27-17

ARKANSAS vs. TEXAS A&M

3:30 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas

TV: ABC (WTVC)

Breakdown: The bet to discuss on this game is the over, listed at 62. It's hard not to think these teams are going to approach that number by halftime. As for the game, go with Ryan Mallett and the rested Razorbacks.

Line: Arkansas minus 5 1/2

Pick: Arkansas, 49-34

EASTERN MICHIGAN at VANDERBILT

7 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville

TV/Radio: ESPNU/1310 AM

Breakdown: Vandy was a couple of blown defensive plays away from beating UConn last week, which would have been the Commodores' first winning streak in two years. And it would have set the stage for a three-game run today against the Eagles, who are 0-17 under head coach Ron English. Read that stat again: Now do you understand why Vandy is a 25-point pick?

Line: Vandy minus 25

Pick: Vandy, 45-6

LSU at FLORIDA

7:30 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

TV/Radio: CBS (WDEF)/1370 AM

Breakdown: LSU ran the worst hurry-up offense in the world last week. Florida had the worst red-zone showing in recent memory last week. This time, well, let's give a quick tip of the visor to Urban Meyer, who had his tongue firmly in cheek this when describing LSU's program as among the most athletic in the country. "When you see that team jog out of the tunnel, that's as good a looking team as there is," Meyer said. Until you see the head coach, that is (OK, I added that last part).

Line: Florida minus 6 1/2

Pick: Florida, 28-19

AUBURN at KENTUCKY

7:30 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

TV: ESPN2

Breakdown: The similarities between this year's matchup and last year's Kentucky upset win in Auburn are noticeable. Like last year, Auburn is 5-0. Like last year, Bob Davie and Mark Jones are calling the game for ESPN. Like last year, Kentucky will lean heavily on Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke. However, unlike last year, the Tigers have Cam Newton, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Line: Auburn minus 61/2

Pick: Auburn, 41-30

MISSISSIPPI STATE at HOUSTON

8 p.m. at Robertson Stadium in Houston

TV: CBS College Sports

Breakdown: Mississippi State has a bona fide touchdown maker in Vick Bullard, who has scored nine times in five games. The Bulldogs have a rising star in Chad Bumphis, who had nine catches for 133 yards last week. And MSU is three wins from bowl eligibility. Come Sunday, it will be two wins away.

Line: Mississippi State minus 5 1/2

Pick: Mississippi State, 34-20

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