SEC Betting Report: Gap Widens Between Alabama, Georgia And Rest Of Field

There’s a massive disparity between the top two teams in the SEC and the rest of the conference, according to futures odds posted around the betting market, and that gap has increased since wagering opened at one sportsbook.

Alabama, which has won the SEC title in six of the last nine seasons, is listed as the -158 favorite at PointsBet to do it again in 2021, an adjustment from a -110 opener. Georgia, the clear second betting choice, has also seen movement in its direction, from +250 to +225.

The next six teams on the futures board have watched their odds grow longer, often by big leaps. LSU’s number has doubled, from +1000 to +2000, and Auburn has lengthened from +1600 to +3300.

Here’s a look at how PointsBet’s 2021 SEC futures odds has moved since opening numbers were hung.

PointsBet Odds To Win 2021 SEC titleOpening oddsOdds as of 8/5/21
Alabama-110-158
Georgia+250+225
Texas A&M+700+1200
Florida+1000+1600
LSU+1000+2000
Ole Miss+2000+3000
Auburn+1600+3300
Missouri +2500+4000
Kentucky+6600+6600
Tennessee+4000+10000
Mississippi State+10000+10000
South Carolina+15000+15000
Arkansas+10000+20000
Vanderbilt+50000+50000

And here’s how SEC odds stack up at three other popular U.S. sportsbooks:

Odds to win 2021 SEC titleDraftKingsFanDuelBetMGM
Alabama-165-160-165
Georgia+200+190+230
Texas A&M+1100+1200+1100
Florida+1600+1800+1600
LSU+1800+2500+2200
Ole Miss+2500+3000+2800
Auburn+3000+4000+3000
Missouri +4500+5000+4000
Kentucky+5500+6000+5000
Tennessee+7500+10000+6600
Mississippi State+10000+10000+12500
Arkansas+13000+25000+15000
South Carolina+20000+15000+15000
Vanderbilt+50000+25000+50000

Same Ole’ ‘Bama

Alabama has won college football’s National Championship in six of Nick Saban’s 14 years as head coach, including last season. Saban’s men are favored to repeat in this futures market as well, offered at a tight +250 market-wide.

One savvy bettor at PointsBet placed a $2,500 wager on Alabama at +300 before the number was shortened, per an email Louisiana Sharp received from the company.

Following the Crimson Tide on PointsBet’s national title oddsboard are some usual suspects: Clemson (+450), Ohio State (+600), Georgia (+600), and Oklahoma (+700).

Then, there’s a drop to Iowa State and Texas A&M, each priced at +3300, with LSU and Florida on the next tier at +4000.

Sharp Action That Should Please Ole Miss Fans

Here are some early wagers at PointsBet from sharp bettors on SEC teams’ win totals, plus one on a conference player to win the Heisman:

  • Vanderbilt under 4 wins (-120); moved to 3.5 (-110)
  • Kentucky over 6.5 wins (-150); moved to 7 (over -115)
  • Mississippi State over 5.5 wins (-125); moved to 6 (over -115)
  • Ole Miss QB Matt Corral to win Heisman at +3300; moved to +1700

More SEC betting news: Max Johnson’s Heisman odds adjusted | LSU season win total

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Marcus DiNitto

Marcus DiNitto is the editor of Maryland Sharp and Louisiana Sharp and a nationally recognized journalist specializing in sports betting and sports business. He has been managing editor at SportsBusiness Daily, USA Sports Gaming, Sporting News, and The Linemakers. Marcus earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.