- Alabama is favored to win the SEC Championship with -145 odds.
- LSU is favored to win under 8 games at -150 odds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After plenty of uncertainty regarding the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Southeastern Conference has officially released its football schedule.
The specifics of the schedule include conference only games where SEC teams will only go up against SEC teams. Also, the conference shortened their season from 12 games to 10 as well.
The SEC’s football season will begin on September 26.
With the season officially set in stone, legal sports betting sites have odds on both who will win the SEC Championship as well as season win totals for each of the 14 teams.
2020-21 NCAA SEC Champion – Odds To Win
- Alabama -145
- Georgia +210
- LSU +650
- Florida +1200
- Texas A&M +1400
- Auburn +1600
- Kentucky +10000
- Tennessee +10000
- Mississippi +12500
- Mississippi State +12500
- Missouri +12500
- South Carolina +12500
- Vanderbilt +25000
- Arkansas +50000
Alabama is seen as the heavy favorite despite having an “off-year” in 2019. They hold the second-best recruiting class in the nation for the upcoming season.
Georgia follows them, as they currently hold the first ranked recruiting class and LSU has longer odds despite coming off of a National Championship season.
There are also win totals set for each of the 14 SEC teams and because of the shortened season, all are favored to win under their projection. Alabama is set at 9 with -120 odds while Georgia’s 8.5 games (-145) are just above LSU’s 8 games (-150).
Breaking Down The SEC Schedule
The race to the SEC Championship could start to heat up sooner than later, as this season will leave no room for error. Each of the team schedules have added more SEC opponents than normal.
Alabama: Nothing really out of the ordinary here for Alabaman as they normally play Georgia and LSU in the same season. One team that does not usually show up on the Crimson Tide schedule is Missouri. The two have played a total of six times and Alabama has won four of the six meetings.
Arkansas: Arkansas might as well be playing in the NFL as they have arguably the toughest conference schedule of them, playing Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Florida. To make matters worse, Florida, LSU and Alabama will be played in a four-week span.
Auburn: Auburn will be getting their usual SEC schedule but one game to look at here is the resurging rivalry between Auburn and Tennessee. They last played in 2018 where Tennessee got the upper hand, but Auburn had won the previous six before that.
Florida: The Gators will get their normal dose of LSU and Georgia as they normally do but they have added Texas A&M to the loop – the fifth meeting all-time between the two. There is currently a 2-2 tie on the series and both teams are looking to get the upper hand.
Georgia: In Georgia’s conference-only games, they will be taking on Mississippi State who they last saw in 2017. Georgia is 18-6 all-time against the Bulldogs and has also won the last two meetings against them.
Kentucky: The Wildcats are in for a treat this season, as they will see Alabama for the first time since 2016. However, it may be bittersweet as they have seen them 40 times and have won just twice. They will also get their normal feeding of Georgia and Florida as well.
LSU: After coming off of a National Championship, it is only right that every team is looking to come after LSU. The teams that will especially bring it here against the Tigers are Florida and Alabama, as they do every year.
Ole Miss: Ole Miss will look to make things right on their schedule when they go up against Texas A&M. These schools do not see each other often, so the fact that they will see each other two years in a row will certainly give them a chance to make things right after losing last year.
Mississippi State: Mississippi State will be getting an unusual game added to their schedule as they’ll face off with Missouri for the just the fourth time. They saw each other last in 2015 where Missouri took the win. Missouri also holds the lead on the series at 2-1.
Missouri: Missouri is another team with a tough slate conference only games. They will be going through not only Florida, Georgia and LSU but Alabama as well. Still less than a decade old in the SEC, this will be a real test for Missouri this season.
South Carolina: The Gamecocks have it tough on their schedule as well as they will not only get Florida and Georgia, but they will get their shot at the defending National Champions as well. They have seen each other 21 times and South Carolina has won just two of those games.
Tennessee: Tennessee will not only get Auburn added to their conference only games but they will get a shot to take down LSU as well. The Volunteers currently hold the series lead (20-10) but LSU has won the last five college football meetings.
Texas A&M: Aside from getting a rare matchup with the Florida Gators, The Aggies will get an even bigger matchup as they face off with Tennessee for the fourth meeting in their series. Tennessee holds the advantage on them currently at 2-1 but a former FSU HC-DC combination will battle it out this time on the field.
Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt has it tough during the new schedule format as they are looking at a matchup with Florida, Georgia and LSU. They will also get a home matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks. They will look to try and fix their record against them as they trail the series at 25-4.
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