Here is our College Football analysis for the SEC Conference so you can start planning your bets against their College Football Conference Championship odds.
NCAAF Betting Predictions – Updated Odds to Win the 2021 SEC Championship
Alabama Once Again the Favorites in SEC
They have to replace a Heisman-winning wide receiver plus five other first-round draft picks, but the Alabama Crimson Tide are beginning another season at No. 1 and are favored to repeat as SEC champions. We’ve seen this movie before. Every time Nick Saban’s team loses half a team to the NFL, they just reload with more five-stars and turn in another championship season.
We saw some of this year’s starters last season as Bryce Young will start at quarterback with Brian Robinson Jr. at running back and John Metchie III takes over at the top wide receiver spot. The schedule is challenging as always, with a non-conference neutral site game against Miami to start and a September trip to Florida. The Tide play Texas A&M on the road, host LSU and finish with the Iron Bowl at Auburn.
Alabama is a huge favorite to win the SEC West. Overall they are -180 to win the SEC Championship, and the next best West division team is Texas A&M at +1100. LSU checks in at +1600 while Auburn is +2800.
JT Daniels Leading Georgia
The Georgia Bulldogs think they finally have it figured out at quarterback after waiting to turn to JT Daniels last season. The 2020 Bulldogs only lost twice, but those setbacks came to Alabama and arch-rival Florida and prevented UGA from winning the East.
Georgia starts the season with a fantastic game as they play Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina. A loss there won’t impact the Bulldogs SEC title hopes at all, and the East race likely comes down to the Florida game in Jacksonville once again. The SEC schedule was kind with crossover games against Arkansas and at Auburn while the Bulldogs host Missouri and Kentucky.
With more starters back on offense than the Gators, Georgia is the bookie’s favorite to win the East. They are +200 to win the SEC while Florida is +1400, and nobody else is above +5000.
Dark Horse Candidates
Texas A&M, LSU, and Florida aren’t really dark horses as they all begin the season in the top 20. Ole Miss is surprisingly behind Auburn in the odds at +4000, and they return Matt Corral at quarterback and Jerrion Ealy at running back. Lane Kiffin’s offense accounted for 555 yards per game last year, and if the defense can improve at all, the Rebels could pull off a couple of surprises.
The Rebels may rely on Ealy more in 2021, with Elijah Moore now in the NFL. Jonathan Mingo and Braylon Sanders will be options on the outside for Corral, who threw for 333 yards per game last season to go with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Schedule wise the Rebels get Tennessee and Vanderbilt in the cross-over games, probably the easiest two opponents to play. They will host LSU and Texas A&M but have to travel to both Alabama and Auburn. The tough games are spread out with only LSU/Auburn back-to-back before the Rebels end with the Egg Bowl and a trip to Mississippi State.
Kiffin would love nothing more than to upset the entire SEC establishment and represent the league in Atlanta in December. At +4000 to win the SEC, the Rebels are worth a couple of bucks as your dark horse SEC candidate.