Friday’s Den; Trends, notes for SEC football teams

SEC football notes
West
Alabama:
— 7 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— 12-7 ATS in last 19 games as a home favorite.
— 5-2 in last seven bowls (both losses to Clemson)
— Last five years, they’re +58 in turnovers.

Arkansas:
— 8 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Last three years, Razorbacks are 8-28 SU. 
— Since 2015, they’re 8-12 ATS as a home favorite.
— Haven’t been to a bowl game since 2016.

Auburn:
— 5 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Since 2015, they’re 10-17-1 ATS as a home favorite.
— Malzahn is 2-5 SU in bowl games.
— Last two years, they’re +15 in turnovers.

LSU:
— 3 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Won last three postseason games, scoring 48.3 ppg.
— Under Orgeron, they covered seven of eight games as an underdog.
— Since 2012, LSU is 17-21 ATS out of conference.

Ole Miss
— 8 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Lane Kiffin is the new coach; this should be interesting.
— Rebels are 14-8 ATS in last 22 games as a road dog.
— Ole Miss is 6-10 ATS in last 16 non-conference games.

Mississippi State:
— 6 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Mike Leach is the new coach; this should also be interesting.
— State failed to cover its last six tries as a road underdog.
— At Wazzu, Leach covered 17 of his last 25 games as a road dog.

Texas A&M:
— 8 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— Under Fisher, Aggies covered 11 of 14 games when favored.
— Average total in their last five bowls: 65.2.
— Fisher won seven of his nine bowl games.

East
Florida:
— 6 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Gators covered 12 of last 17 games when favored.
— Scored 35.7 ppg in winning their last three bowls.
— Offensive line has 89 returning starts this season.

Georgia:
— 3 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Since 2015, Dawgs are 11-19 ATS as a home favorite.
— Since ’14, Georgia is 17-12 ATS outside the SEC.
— Todd Monken is the new OC, which should help.

Kentucky:
— 8 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Were 4-2 as a HF last year, after going 2-12 from 2016-18
— Last two years, they won their bowl game as an underdog.
— Offensive line has 84 returning starts this season.

Missouri:
— 4 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Covered once in their last seven games as a road favorite.
— 8-4 in last 12 games as a home favorite.
— Last bowl win was in 2014.

South Carolina:
— 7 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Covered 7 of last 9 games as a road underdog.
— Former Georgia QB Mike Bobo is their new OC.
— Finished under .500 three of last five years.

Tennessee:
— 9 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Have 115 starts back on their offensive line; that’s a whole lot.
— Vols won their last four bowl games.
— Under Pruitt, they’re 6-2 ATS as a road underdog.

Vanderbilt:
— 5 starters back on offense, all 11 on defense.
— Have a new QB and only 48 returning starts on OL.
— Since 2017, they’re 5-8 ATS as a road underdog.
— Since 2017, they’re 2-8 ATS as a home underdog.

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