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Odds to Win SEC Football Title

2020 SEC Championship Odds Preview

If you like Alabama to win the SEC title in 2020, it might be a good idea to get your bet down soon, because the value is probably as good as it will ever be.

Same story with powerful Georgia, who offer terrific value at +200 on odds to win the SEC title, just as the season starts.

Covid-19 shut down some college football conferences, but the SEC is open for business. And that means sportsbooks are open for business on some of the sport’s glam programs, such as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida and LSU.

The SEC will have a 10-game, conference-only schedule starting September 26th. It’s a great time to take a look at the odds for each team to win the conference, especially while the early favorites are priced affordably.

Alabama Crimson Tide -125 at SugarHouse

Alabama is the clear front runner here even though the Crimson Tide sent a boatload of talent to the NFL. Players such as Henry Ruggs, Jedrick Wills and Jerry Jeudy will all suit up for NFL teams in 2020 and quarterback Tua Tagavailoa’s departure opened up a big hole at quarterback for the Crimson Tide.

Junior Mac Jones will most likely step in and take the reins at quarterback. He was solid in mop-up duty for Alabama last year and I don’t see this team missing a beat. Getting Alabama at -125 is great value. I expect it to be closer to -175 or higher by September 26 kickoff.

Georgia Bulldogs +200 at SugarHouse Sportsbook

Georgia comes in at +200 and the Bulldogs are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2019 season. Considering this team’s offense had six players drafted to the NFL last season, their offense drastically under-performed.

Enter Jamie Newman, who will take the reins from Jake Fromm. The 6’4 230-pound transfer from Wake Forest has a cannon for an arm and rare running ability. Look for him to fly up draft boards this season. My sense is +200 is too high for this team. I fully expect this offense to flourish under new Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken.

LSU Tigers +600 at SugarHouse Sportsbook

There is one other serious contender in the SEC, and it is none other than the defending national champions LSU Tigers. The LSU Tigers enter the season as +600 odds to win the SEC and normally a 6-1 bet on the defending champs is a good bet.

But it will be impossible to replicate what this team did last season. LSU put up more than 42 points in 12 of their 15 games, and averaged 48.4 points per game. These are ridiculous numbers that will be difficult to repeat.

This team may struggle out the gate due to the high turnover on this roster. Eight players were drafted to the NFL, and Passing Game Coordinator Joe Brady will be replaced by former Offensive Coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys Scott Linehan.

It is important to remember, however, that this LSU team is not projected to be a frontrunner. Myles Brennan has big shoes to fill in replacing No. 1 overall NFL pick Joe Burrow. Nonetheless,  he has the talent to succeed in this offense.

Darkhorse picks?

Betting the SEC will be unique this season, as it will be in all leagues. Teams will need to hit the ground running and every game is meaningful with no non-conference distractions. There will be no “cupcake” games for any team and no 50-point spreads to consider.

I believe there are three legit contenders in LSU, Alabama and Georgia. Florida is a potential darkhorse. The best value has to be Georgia at +200. Georgia has a very easy start to the season, playing Arkansas in their first game. Arkansas might not win one game this season.

A hot start is important with this type of schedule, and with a new quarterback and Offensive Coordinator, I think Georgia is in a good position to make some noise and pay out at 2-1 odds.

Current Odds to win the SEC championship (Aug 26, 2020)

Alabama          -125

Georgia           +200

LSU     +600

Florida +900

Texas A&M     +1400

Auburn +1600

Tennessee      +5000

Kentucky         +10000

Mississippi State         +12500

Missouri           +12500

Ole Miss          +12500

South Carolina            +12500

Arkansas         +25000

Vanderbilt        +25000

Brenden Deeg is from Ajax, Ontario and has been an NFL writer for over 5 years. Brenden has contributed to FanSided and 4th and Jawn. Brenden also played Defensive Line at York University, in Toronto Canada. Brenden is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, and active in the Philadelphia Eagles twitter community. You can follow his personal account here @eaglestalk_  He can reached at Brenden.Deeg@NationalFootballPost.com