- Major SEC teams suffer as more positive COVID-19 tests are confirmed.
- The Mississippi State Vs. Auburn game has been postponed.
- The Alabama Vs. LSU game has had sportsbooks remove their betting odds.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been forced to postpone their matchup with the Auburn Tigers following positive COVID-19 test results.
In addition, the LSU Tigers have had multiple positive test results that have the game against Alabama in the balance. Sportsbooks have already pulled the odds for both these games, with the expectation of Alabama vs. LSU being postponed as well.
This is a major blow to the SEC and college football betting followers as the postponed games get pushed back to December 12.
This is the standard date for games postponed due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vs. SEC
Saturday’s matchup between Mississippi State and No. 20 Auburn has been postponed.
The game between the Bulldogs and Tigers will tentatively take place Dec. 12 and remain in Starkville.
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) November 9, 2020
The SEC has been utilizing and strictly enforcing its COVID-19 mandates in order to keep the 2020 fall college football season going as safe as possible. The postponement of the Mississippi and Auburn game is a direct result of following the protocol.
Many more tests are required as many student-athletes have come in contact with those who have tested positive.
“The Auburn at Mississippi State football game of November 14 has been postponed due to positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Mississippi State football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements,” said the SEC in a statement.
With the positive tests, in addition to the players injured, MSU also does not have enough players to play Auburn on Saturday.
SEC set a minimum of 53 available student-athlete protocol for participation.
Based on the protocols, however, the SEC is looking to be suffering major losses. Texas A&M also had multiple positive tests that will affect things going forward.
Though unable to place any wagers on the games at this time, the SEC will work out what will happen but it appears sportsbooks are rearing on the edge of caution.
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect the legal sports betting world. There have been several postponed games already, and there are still a few weeks left in the fall season.
The COVID-19 protocols are put in place to maintain the season safely until the end, but more hiccups keep rearing its heads. Time will tell if the college football season manages to recover from all these postponed games.
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