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Ole Miss vs. Alabama the Most-Watched College Football Game of 2020

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This Ole Miss vs. Alabama game keeps setting records.

On Saturday, the matchup featured the most ever total points and yards in an SEC, regulation meeting. It’s now the most watched game of the entire season.

According to an ESPN press release, the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this past weekend drew 4.9-million fans. That makes it the most watched game of the season, regardless of network and the most-viewed Alabama game on the ESPN family of networks in nearly three years.

Only five college football games this season have drawn viewership numbers north of four-million viewers. The second most-watched game of the year was last week’s Texas A&M and Alabama game, which drew 4.76-million viewers. 

Really, networks have been loving the return of the Southeastern Conference to play. Over the course of the three weeks before the SEC came back, the average top-weekly game was pulling in just around 3.3-million viewers, and only five games on the whole year before the SEC’s return cracked that three-million plateau.

Now, with the SEC’s return, networks can count on about two games per week drawing north of 4-million. 

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 7, 2020: Proven model backing Ole Miss, Boston College

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The Week 7 college football schedule gets underway early in the week with Coastal Carolina at Louisiana on Wednesday and also features action on Thursday and Friday leading into a loaded Saturday schedule highlighted by No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. The Week 7 college football odds from William Hill give the Tide a 4.5-point edge at home in that showdown. Alabama is just 1-2 against the spread this season, however, while Georgia has covered in two its three games. 

How should you play the Alabama vs. Georgia spread? And which other teams around the nation should you target in your Week 7 college football bets? Before making any Week 7 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 7 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head to SportsLine to see every pick.

Top Week 7 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 7 college football picks the model is recommending: Ole Miss (-4 at William Hill) covers at Arkansas in a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday. The Rebels fell to Alabama in Week 6, but piled up a whopping 48 points as they covered the spread (+24).

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