CFN SEC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

CFN SEC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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CFN SEC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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Alabama Crimson Tide

Can Alabama quickly get up off the mat after the national title collapse? This is still mostly the same team that ripped apart the regular season – especially for the passing game – to push for another unbeaten run to the SEC Championship.

There shouldn’t be any issues until the trip to Texas A&M. The Tennessee and LSU games are at home, but Mississippi State and Auburn are on the road. Even so, it’s Alabama. Even if there’s a loss, you’re bucking history if you think there will be a second.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 11
2018 Record: 14-1
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Arkansas Razorbacks

It’s going to be better. SMU grad transfer Ben Hicks will upgrade the quarterback situation, and almost all of the top skill spots should be fine. It’s the defense that needs the work, and at least the experience is there.

Getting past last year’s two wins shouldn’t be a problem – at least, they had better not be – with Portland State, Colorado State, and San Jose State all at home early on. With Western Kentucky in early November, pencil in four wins – can the Hogs come up with two more to go bowling?

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6
2018 Record: 2-10
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Auburn Tigers

The Eagles will be more than fine despite the loss of QB Jarrett Stidham. The receiving corps mistreat, the line gets everyone back, and the defensive front will be among the best in the country. Here’s the issue …

Oregon, at Texas A&M, at Florida, at LSU, Mississippi State, Georgia, Alabama. That doesn’t include a few other dangerous games against Arkansas on the road and Ole Miss at home. The Tigers are good enough to beat anyone, but not everyone.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 8-5
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

LSU Tigers

Now the expectations are there to keep winning big, and push for the SEC title, and more. The passing game should be fantastic with just about everyone returning, and the defense, even with a few NFL losses, won’t take a step back.

There’s an early game at Texas, and the Tigers have to go to Alabama and Mississippi State, but overall, the rest of the slate isn’t all that bad for an SEC West team. Florida, Auburn, and Texas A&M have to come to Death Valley.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9.5
2018 Record: 10-3
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Mississippi State Bulldogs

There’s a whole lot to like on the offensive side. Head coach Joe Moorhead has his talent in place – with most of the top receivers back and a good-looking O line. However, the defensive front is starting over, and a few parts are gone from the secondary.

On the plus side, the schedule isn’t that bad early on. The Bulldogs should be 4-0 – if they beat Kentucky – and then the fun kicks in. At Auburn, at Tennessee, LSU, at Texas A&M, at Arkansas, Alabama. MSU has to win at least three of those, and it can’t slip in the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8
2018 Record: 8-5
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Ole Miss Rebels

Now that Ole Miss is eligible to go bowling again, can it get to six wins? QB Jordan Ta’amu is back, but he loses some NFL-caliber receivers and works behind a line that loses a few parts. The defense is loaded with veterans, but it has to be a whole lot stronger.

The Rebels have to shoot for a 4-0 start, but going to Memphis isn’t a guaranteed win, and neither are home games against Arkansas and Cal. Start at least 3-1, and with New Mexico State and Vanderbilt still on the slate, they can at least get close to six wins. However, at Alabama, at Missouri, Texas A&M, at Auburn, LSU, and at Mississippi State – winning at least one of those is a must.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6
2018 Record: 5-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Texas A&M Aggies

Jimbo Fisher’s team in his second year at the helm should be outstanding. QB Kellen Mond and all of the big, great receivers should blow up, the line gets back four starters, and the defense has just enough in place to fill in the big gaps. However, A&M has, arguably, the nation’s most unfair schedule.

The Aggies have to go to Clemson early, and travel to Georgia and LSU late. A&M can be one of the five best teams in college football, and lose all three of those games – and at home to Alabama. There also can’t be any misfires against Auburn, at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, or South Carolina.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 9-4
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

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