Based on the odds to win the Southeastern Conference, it’s Alabama, then Georgia, and then everybody else, as both the Tide and the Bulldogs are prohibitive favorites to win their divisions and meet in the SEC Championship game, where Alabama will be the likely favorite.
Florida and LSU are pretty good football teams, but they’re a clear second behind the top two teams and that’s reflected in both the division odds, as well as the odds to win the SEC.
It’s no surprise to see Alabama favored, as the Tide returns quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and are loaded, as usual. If you had to pick a weak area for Alabama it could be their secondary, which is still pretty impressive. The Crimson Tide are strong on both lines, which is always a good thing in college football.
The Bulldogs are no slouches up front, and can make a case for having the best offensive line in the nation, but they don’t appear to have the wide receivers the Tide does, nor are they quite up to the same level on the defensive front.
We’ll look at the odds from 5Dimes as of Aug. 24.
Odds to Win the 2019 Southeastern Conference Championship
|Texas A & M||+4500|
|South Carolina, Tennessee||+15000|
|Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Ole Miss||+50000|
After the top four, there’s a huge drop-off until you get to Auburn and no matter how good the Tigers are on the defensive line, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to get past both Alabama and LSU to reach the title game.
Odds to Win the SEC East Division
|South Carolina, Tennessee||+1425|
The East is going to most likely be decided by the game in Jacksonville, which is about as good as it gets for college football fans. How the Gators fare this year will partially be determined by their offensive line. If they can get the job done up front, which won’t be easy with just returning starter and going up against some of the top D-lines in the country, the Gators could have a pretty solid season. South Carolina has a nice football team, but they’re more likely to be fighting for bowl eligibility than the conference title just due to the strength of the SEC.
Odds to Win the SEC West Division
|Texas A & M||+1400|
|Ole Miss, Arkansas||+15000|
Horrible odds on the Crimson Tide, but this team is solid all the way around. Don’t expect new OC Steve Sarkisian to change much, as there’s nothing wrong with the Alabama offense. The game against Oregon will tell us a lot about Auburn, although the same can be said for the Ducks, but still think Auburn is a clear step below LSU.