The SEC is almost always the conference that has the favorites to win the College Football Playoff in it, as this conference has become synonymous with college football success. The 2023 season is no exception, as there are multiple teams in this league that are among the favorites to win it all. Here, we look at the latest SEC championship betting odds, along with the odds to win each of its two divisions this year.
SEC Football Championship Odds
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Unsurprisingly, the team that is the favorite to win the 2023 SEC championship is the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia has won the last two national championships, and they are the favorite to win the conference and the national title this year.
Outside of Georgia, Alabama is the only other team left with any sort of chance to win this conference championship. The rest of the conference has been mathematically eliminated from SEC championship contention, as the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide will face off in Atlanta for the right to be called SEC champs. With huge playoff implications tied into this conference title game, it will be a very interesting contest in a couple of weeks.
The key to this year’s SEC championship game will be whether Jalen Milroe of the Alabama Crimson Tide can make enough plays under duress against the elite defense of the Georgia Bulldogs. Milroe has been great at improvising and making plays with his legs in the second-half of the season. But that will be a tougher task than usual against the two-time defending champions.
SEC West Division Odds
The SEC West is by far the more competitive of the two divisions in the SEC, but that race is over still. Alabama has won this division after beating LSU and dropping the Tigers to two conference losses on the season. With Ole Miss and the rest of the competition all having two or more conference losses as well, it will be Alabama set to face off with Georgia for the SEC crown.
SEC East Division Odds
In the SEC East, the Georgia Bulldogs have come out on top and will be going to Atlanta. Georgia’s offense is taking strides in the right direction of late, winning several games by double-digits in recent weeks. They will be the favorites against Alabama for the SEC championship, though the Bulldogs offense will face one of its biggest tests of the season in that game.
SEC Conference Betting & Handicapping
The SEC has become a high-scoring conference over the last few seasons. It isn’t that there are bad defensive players, it is just that there have been a lot of great skill position players and a lot of aggressive head coaches, especially with guys like Lane Kiffin now in the mix. There are a lot of teams that really like to score points and put up stats and that has been a real big departure from the old defensive slugfests that we used to see around the league. Even a team like Alabama has become more of an offense-first program.
Life in the SEC is tough week in and week out, as you never really get a break from facing talented players, but there are some teams that are clearly at the bottom of the league and those can be some interesting games to handicap. Some teams thrive in a big underdog role and do well to keep games close. Others get blown out regularly because they provide very little resistance.
Most head coaches at the top programs stick around forever, whereas the lesser programs are constantly trying to find a new dealer to shuffle the cards and deal out some new hands. South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt have young coaches. There should be more enthusiasm around those programs for a fresh start, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to hanging around in games in a league where every team can exploit weaknesses.
SEC Football Championship History
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