SEC College Football Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on May 29, 2016 in

The SEC enjoys one of the strongest reputations in the nation, only reinforced by Alabama knocking off Clemson for the national championship this past January. Let’s take a look at the sportsbook odds analysis of the contenders for this year’s SEC title.

SEC College Football Odds Analysis

 

 

Alabama 4-1

Until someone knocks the Crimson Tide off the top of the heap, they will have the best odds of winning. Even after losing that fluke game to Ole Miss last year, the Tide kept winning, over and over, all the way to the title. Sure, they lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball, but Nick Saban brought in yet another top-five recruiting class. Alec Morris or Cooper Bateman will be the new starting quarterback, but Saban should have him ready to go from Week 1.

Tennessee 6-1

The Volunteers were a terrific young team this year, and if they had held a couple of early-season leads, they could have won the SEC East last year. They have a top-20 recruiting class, and quarterback Joshua Dobbs will be back. Given that Georgia will be breaking in a new coach in Kirby Smart, the Vols are the favorite to come out of the East — but can they stun the Tide?

LSU 8-1

Leonard Fournette returns to key a strong Tiger attack. Brandon Harris will be back — but is he the best option at quarterback? The Tigers did have the nation’s second-best recruiting class, so they should have a few options.

Florida 12-1

Jim McElwain returns for his sophomore season at the helm of the Gators. Will Grier will be eligible to play by the seventh game, which means that the Gators only have to put up with Treon Harris for half the season. The Gators also have a top recruiting class (#3), so they have a great shot at winning the SEC East if the Volunteers stumble.

Ole Miss 15-1

The Nkedmiche brothers have left, giving Ole MIss some big holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball. They have DeVante Kincaide and Ryan Buchanan returning, giving the team some choices at quarterback. Ole Miss brought in a top-10 recruiting class that will leave them ready to surprise any top contenders who aren’t on the ball.

Auburn 18-1

This year, Gus Malzahn will be on the hot seat from Week 1, and he will face a quarterback battle between Sean White and Jeremy Johnson. Roc Thomas and Peyton Barber make two halves of a strong backfield. Malzahn does need a new defensive coordinator, as Will Muschamp has left town.

And the rest of the odds analysis for those further out of the picture:

Georgia 25-1
Texas A&M 35-1
Arkansas 38-1
Kentucky 40-1
Mississippi State 50-1
Vanderbilt 75-1
South Carolina 100-1
Missouri 200-1