The college football world still runs through the SEC.
With some of the top teams in the nation (including the two best last year), the Southeastern Conference remains a football powerhouse in 2022. But who will win the SEC this year? That’s a tougher question than usual.
Below, we break down the odds to win the SEC championship in 2022-23 and provide our best bets and a few SEC odds value picks. If you’re looking to improve your college football betting knowledge, check out our Heisman Trophy odds and our updated national championship odds.
Alabama Leads SEC Championship Odds
|Alabama Crimson Tide||-140|
|Texas A&M Aggies||+1400|
|Ole Miss Rebels||+5000|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||+8000|
|Mississippi State Bulldogs||+10000|
Odds as of August 8 at Sportsbook
As -140 favorites, the Tide have implied odds of 58.33 percent to win the SEC championship this year. Georgia, with the second-best odds of +160, has an implied chance of 38.46 percent. Check out our odds calculator for more details.
New to the college football scene? Check out our handy college football betting guide to help you get in the action. Also, keep an eye on our college football odds page for the latest up-to-date betting lines.
Alabama Vs Georgia In SEC Championship Odds
While our lasting memory of the 2021 NCAAF season may be Georgia reigning at the end of the season, Alabama actually won the SEC championship game over the Bulldogs last year. The two top SEC squads now enter 2022 looking to do battle again, and the conference will likely come down to these two schools once again.
Why Alabama Will Win
If you’re betting on ’Bama in odds to win SEC football, you’re betting on coaching, program history and probably some Georgia regression.
While the Bulldogs had the most players of any NCAAF program leave for the NFL this offseason, Alabama returns some crucial stars to a team that was right there with the Bulldogs in 2021-22. Will Anderson, one of the best linebackers in the country, returns to man an always elite Alabama defense while Bryce Young is back to defend his Heisman Trophy at quarterback.
It’s never a bad bet to wager on Alabama, and they have a lot of things going for them in 2022-23.
Why Georgia Will Win
ESPN’s Football Power Index actually predicts the Bulldogs to win more games than Alabama (11.6 to 11.3), so don’t expect too large a step back for Georgia this year.
Back to defend their national championship, Georgia will have a new-look team in 2022-23. While most of the best defense in the SEC is now in the NFL, the Bulldogs can win this conference if Stetson Bennett shows out at QB and the defensive system that flourished last year continues to dominate with new personnel.
Florida Great Value In SEC Odds
Bill Napier helped turn around the LSU program and now he’s tasked with the same challenge in Florida.
Redshirt sophomore QB Anthony Richardson could be the key to this Florida team, as many think he’s the type of guy who could make a big jump this year and become a top college QB prospect. However, if the Gators want to really upset things in the SEC, Napier will need to turn around a defense that was basically useless last season.
The potential is there for Richardson and if Napier can shape the new defense, a +4000 flier could be worth it.
Understanding SEC Championship Odds
When it comes to college football, the SEC is a powerhouse with some of the top schools in the Division 1 landscape. When you check out your NCAAF sportsbook of choice, you’ll see futures odds laid out like so:
The Crimson Tide are the favorites. You can tell this by the minus sign (-). The other teams are underdogs. You can see this because of the plus sign (+). When there is no clear fave (lack of minus sign), the squad with the lowest odds would be it.
If you like Alabama and place a $100 bet on the Crimson Tide, you’d get a payout of $162.50 if they won – your original $100 is returned coupled with your winnings of $62.50. If you think Georgia will knock off Alabama, that same $100 would give you $300 – your original money is returned along with your prize of $200.
A bet on the Bulldogs is riskier, which is why the wager would come with a bigger reward. But you shouldn’t bet on dogs blindly. Do your research before making a bet to ensure that your bet isn’t a long shot.
What Is A Futures Bet On SEC Championship Odds?
If you were to bet on a school’s odds to win the SEC championship, you’d be making a futures bet. This is a bet made on events that have yet to happen. Sure, all sports betting is on stuff that hasn’t happened yet; however, with futures, you can bet weeks or even months in advance. As soon as the odds are announced, you can bet. If you see odds you like in July, take them because oddsmakers adjust the lines as the college football season unfolds.
Recent SEC Championship Winners
|2021||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2020||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2018||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2016||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2015||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2014||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|2012||Alabama Crimson Tide|
NCAAF SEC Betting FAQ
Where can I bet on the SEC football conference?
You can bet on the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 or any of the other college football conferences at one of the great sportsbooks. Even months before the NCAAF season begins you can find updated SEC Championship odds.
Who has the best odds to win the national championship.
As the college football season is always evolving, it is best to check out an up-to-date futures page to see which team is favored to win the national title and every other team listed on the oddsboard.
How do I bet on college football?
A great place to start is by looking at a betting tutorial to help you feel comfortable in placing college football bets. This guide goes through the different types of wagers and how to place them.