Week 7 in the SEC might as well be dubbed “separation Saturday,” because the matchups within the conference will define the landscape for the stretch run of the 2017 season.

LSU Tigers hosts Auburn Tigers , Texas A&M Aggies visits Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers will welcome South Carolina Gamecocks in three of the big matchups in Week 7. How will it all shake out? Let’s get it started with some picks.

Record straight up: 45-11 (5-1 last week)
Record against the spread: 29-16-2 (3-2-1 last week)
*Games without lines are not counted in the ATS record

Main Course

No. 10 Auburn at LSU (+7)

LSU is riding high after toppling Florida last week, but will come crashing back down to Earth. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada implemented motions and jet-sweeps galore vs. the Gators, who adjusted in the second half to slow it down. With LSU limited at the quarterback position and an offensive line that’s all banged up, that’s all they have — and it won’t be enough to upset Auburn. The defensive front is fierce for the Tigers from The Plains, will shut down LSU’s offense and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham will lead an offense that breaks a couple of big plays in the second half to take you to covertown. Pick: Auburn Tigers (-7)

Strong Cocktails

Texas A&M at Florida (-3)

We saw Florida’s line last week against LSU shift from the Gators by nearly a touchdown to coach Jim McElwain’s crew going off as underdogs when toe met leather. The same thing should happen here, because Texas A&M is a significantly better football team. The multi-dimensional rushing attack led by quarterback Kellen Mond and running backs

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