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SEC Week 8 Predictions: Alabama Hosts Tennessee, Ole Miss and Texas A&M Look for Rebound Win

Chad Kelly

Chad Kelly

The Week 8 slate of SEC action isn’t nearly as appealing as last Saturday, but Tennessee-Alabama and Ole Miss-Texas A&M are still two must-see matchups this weekend. The Volunteers have lost the last eight matchups against the Crimson Tide and none of the last four contests in this series were decided by less than 14 points. Can Tennessee reverse that trend and give Alabama all it can handle on Saturday? Ole Miss has lost two out of its last three games after a 4-0 start, but the Rebels are still alive in the West Division. However, the division title hopes of coach Hugh Freeze’s team could disappear for good with a loss to Texas A&M. It’s not out of the question to think the Aggies-Rebels matchup is an elimination game in the West. WKU visits LSU, Mississippi State hosts Kentucky, Missouri travels to Vanderbilt and Arkansas hosts Auburn in a key game for both team’s bowl hopes to round out the Week 8 slate.

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Athlon Sports offers its SEC Week 8 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), David Fox (@DavidFox615), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

SEC Week 8 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. Tennessee at Alabama

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: CBS

Spread: Alabama -15.5

Predictions for Tennessee at Alabama

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-17

24-14

41-28

34-27

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2. Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Spread: Ole Miss -5.5

Predictions for Texas A&M at Ole Miss

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-31

37-20

42-35

35-30

3. Auburn at Arkansas

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at Noon ET

TV Channel: SEC Network

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Spread: Arkansas -5.5

Predictions for Auburn at Arkansas

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

31-24

28-20

35-24

24-21

4. WKU at LSU

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: LSU -17

Predictions for WKU at LSU

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

45-20

41-17

35-28

40-14

5. Kentucky at Mississippi State

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: SEC Network

Spread: Mississippi State -11

Predictions for Kentucky at Mississippi State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-27

21-14

31-28

30-27

6. Missouri at Vanderbilt

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. ET

TV Channel: SEC Network

Spread: Missouri -3

Predictions for Missouri at Vanderbilt

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

17-10

20-13

10-7

13-10