The Southeastern Conference is the premier college football conference in the country. Each year, the conference sends at least one representative to the College Football Playoffs. When talking about the SEC, football is always the first thing that comes to mind. So when you’re talking SEC football, more than likely, Alabama will come up in the conversation. Last year’s National Champion is considered to be the top program in all of college football. Even though there are a few schools that are right there with the Tide, they have yet to eclipse Coach Saban’s program.
When looking at some of the odds to win the SEC, we’re going to tell you who our favorite is, who would be a smart pick and a team that you should take as a longshot. Here are our picks for the Southeastern Conference so you can start planning your bets against their College Football Conference Championship odds.
Odds to Win the 2021 SEC Conference Championship – Favorite, Smart and Longshot Pick
Is This Finally the Year?
Even though the oddsmakers think that Alabama will win the SEC again this season, we’re going to go with the Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama comes in at -125, while the Georgia Bulldogs are a +250. Kirby Smart has been knocking at Alabama’s door, but he’s been able to get into the building. This could be the year that he finally gets in.
Georgia has a boatload of talent on this year’s squad. Quarterback JT Daniels is one of the top signal-callers in the country. Georgia will be able to run the ball behind a stellar offensive line. The Bulldogs will also have one of the top defenses in the nation.
We think that Georgia will breeze through the SEC East and will meet up with Alabama in the SEC Title game. This could finally be the year that former Alabama assistant Smart will knock off his mentor.
When thinking about a smart pick, we’re going to go with the LSU Tigers at +1200. Even though last season was a disaster in Baton Rouge, we think the Tigers will rebound well. They have two very talented quarterbacks with an arsenal full of weapons at their disposal. Defensively, they should be better, as they have a very talented group, and Bo Pelini is no longer in charge.
We know that in order to win the SEC West, LSU has to get through Alabama. If Alabama’s new set of players doesn’t gel immediately, we could see the Tigers upset them.
Don’t Count Out the Wildcats!
Kentucky is a basketball state, but don’t tell that to Mark Stoops and his Kentucky Wildcats. Stoops has built the Kentucky program into a very respectable team in the SEC. The oddsmakers don’t think that they’re a real threat this season, as they’ve put them at +6000 to win the SEC.
Most of Kentucky’s tougher opponents are at home this season, which could be a huge help. However, they still have to get through Georgia, and then knock off someone from the East. It’s a long shot, but if everything falls into place, the Wildcats could pull off an upset of epic proportion.