Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was another tough one going 4-4. Will this week be better, let's take a look.
Kentucky at Texas A&M- (6:00 ESPN)- The Cats finally put in together on Tuesday night and knocked off previously unbeaten Ole Miss on the road. They play the final game of four away games out of five on Saturday.
I don't think anyone needs to be reminded of what happened on January 9th where Elston Turner lit up Kentucky for 40 and handed John Calipari his first home SEC loss. Until an OT win over Mississippi State last night the Aggies hadn't won a game since beating the Cats.
The Cats took a huge step on Tuesday and a loss here would undo all the good from the Ole Miss win. I think UK wins and with former UK and A&M Coach Billy Gillispie watching.
Krystal Ball Says- Kentucky 69-62
Auburn at Missouri- (1:30 SEC Network)- The Tigers from Mizzou lost a shocker at LSU on Wednesday while the Tigers from Auburn lost at Georgia.
I think at home Missouri takes this one.
Krystal Ball Says- Missouri 77-65
Georgia at South Carolina- (1:30 SEC Network)- The Gamecocks got destroyed at Florida on Wednesday, but every time I pick them to lose, they win.
Krystal Ball Says- South Carolina 66-61
Alabama at Vanderbilt- (4:00 SEC Network)- The Commodores had a chance to beat Tennessee on Tuesday night but couldn't convert at the end.
Before this game The Tide should be Arkansas tonight, but at Memorial I am going with Vandy.
Krystal Ball Says- Vanderbilt 70-67
Tennessee at Arkansas- (4:00 ESPN2)- The Vols have been playing much better but the Razorbacks are tough to beat at home. I am going with Arkansas in this one. It was announced today that Trae Golden won't play for UT so that tips it towards Arkansas even more.
Krystal Ball Says- Arkansas 74-68
LSU at Mississippi State- (5:30 Fox Sports)- As mentioned earlier, the Tigers shocked Missouri last night. The Bulldogs dropped at OT game to Texas A&M. I am going with the road club in this one.
Krystal Ball Says- LSU 67-60
Ole Miss at Florida- (7:00 ESPNU)- Kentucky put the brakes on Ole MIss' best start in conference history on Tuesday and now they head to Gainesville. The Rebels got a tough break when it was announced that Aaron Jones is out for the season with a torn ACL.
With their rout of South Carolina last night the Gators tied a record by becoming the third team with its first 7 conference games by more the 17 points. The other two, UNLV in 1990-91 and Belmont in 2010-2011. I think the Rebels keep it under 17.
Krystal Ball Says- Florida 80-65
That is it for this week, thanks for reading and see you in 7.