As one of the closest conference races in college basketball, the SEC regular season odds might surprise some. With South Carolina in the lead, the Alabama Crimson Tide are favored to win their third SEC regular season championship in the past four years. However, this is far from a straight forward battle, as both the Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers lurk as we head down the stretch run. Dive into the SEC basketball regular season winner odds and our best bets below.
2023-24 SEC Basketball Regular Season Winner Odds
Odds as of February 14
SEC Regular Season Winner Odds Favorites: Alabama -105
Alabama (17-7, 9-2 SEC) are slight favorites take how the SEC regular season crown. The Crimson Tide have scored the most points in the nation this season, averaging 90.3 per game. Over their last three contests, that number has risen to 96.3. Nate Oats charges play at a feverish pace (10th fastest in Division 1), while ranking second in offensive efficiency in the nation.
Guard Mark Sears leads the team in scoring with 20.5 points per game. Sears has powered the Tide to four wins in their last five contests.
Mark Sears had himself a NIGHT in Alabama’s 74-47 win over South Carolina🔥‼️— The Field of 68 (@TheFieldOf68) January 10, 2024
31 points (10-13 FG)
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However, Alabama has struggled against top-tier competition this season. Most frighteningly, conference rivals Tennessee and Auburn have both laid a whooping on Bama in the last month. Tennessee held the Tide to just 19% from three on January 20th in a 91-71 victory, before Auburn forced 15 turnovers and smacked Alabama 99-81 just last week.
While the Crimson Tide have a very favorable late-season SEC schedule on deck, with their only ranked opponents being Kentucky and Tennessee, Alabama's hold on the SEC is tenuous at best. The current favorite may struggle to pull through as the SEC regular season winner.
SEC Regular Season Winner Value Pick: Auburn +300
Despite being just one game behind the Crimson Tide in the SEC conference standings, the Auburn Tigers are +300 to win the regular season.
The Tigers have been suffocating opponents with their stifling defense all season long. Auburn is particularly fantastic at stopping opposing teams' near the hoop, holding them to just 47% from close proximity, the best mark in the nation.
Star forward Johni Broome epitomizes the Tigers strong two-way play. Broom has been stellar, averaging 16 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He was monumental in the aforementioned game against Alabama last week, dropping 24 points in the Tigers' blowout victory. The junior may find himself climbing the college basketball player of the year odds quickly.
A key home date on February 14th with South Carolina looms, before games against Kentucky and Tennessee in the coming weeks. Auburn has the SEC regular season title within its grasp and is a fantastic value play.
Last 10 sEC Regular Season Winners
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John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats have had a stranglehold over the SEC in recent times. Over the last 10 years, Kentucky has won the conference’s tournament crown four times, in consecutive order. The Wildcats own the most SEC tournament championships all-time with 32. However, Calipari has failed to put together a conference champion run since 2019.
Alabama dominated last season behind the skills of superstar Brandon Miller, taking both both the SEC regular season and tournament titles.