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 title||Opening odds||Odds as of 8/5/21|
And here’s how SEC odds stack up at three other popular U.S. sportsbooks:
|Odds to win 2021 SEC title||DraftKings||FanDuel||BetMGM|
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