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Odds To Win SEC Championship: Alabama Favored over Florida

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones ready to throw the football

The SEC is just about to wrap up its shortened 10-game season and Alabama is the favorite to win the conference championship over Florida.

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BetOnline has released updated SEC championship odds and Alabama is the -400 favorite to win the conference title with Florida set as the underdog at +275.

The 2020 SEC championship game will be contested by Alabama and Florida on December 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here’s a look at the odds to win the 2020 SEC championship:

2020 SEC Championship Odds

Odds to Win the SEC Championship
Alabama Crimson Tide-400
Florida Gators+275

Odds as of December 9 at BetOnline

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Can Alabama Be Stopped?

For the better part of a decade, Alabama has been the team to fear in the SEC and has appeared in five of six College Football Playoffs, falling short last year for the first time since the format was introduced. Not only are the Crimson Tide the SEC championship odds favorite at -400, but they are also the top team on the oddsboard to win the national title.

Alabama is led by quarterback Mac Jones, who is second in the odds to win the Heisman Trophy. Jones has been exceptional so far, completing 75.7 percent of his passes for 3,113 yards with 27 touchdowns and three interceptions. Alabama’s offense has put up 38 or more points in each of its nine games.

Jones isn’t the only notable person on the offense, as running back Najee Harris has eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season and has 20 rushing touchdowns, the most in the country.

The Crimson Tide did lose top wideout Jaylen Waddle to a season-ending ankle injury but DeVonta Smith has become one of the best wideouts in the nation. Smith has 80 receptions, 1,035 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, and had his best game last week against LSU with 231 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

The Crimson Tide look to be on their way to winning yet another SEC title this year, but they’ll have to deal with the high-scoring Florida Gators next weekend.

Can Florida Knock Off Alabama?

It’s tough to bet against Alabama, but the Florida Gators at +275 odds have a good chance to beat Alabama for the SEC title.

Quarterback Kyle Trask is the front-runner to win the Heisman award and his 38 passing scores in nine games lead the nation. Trask likes to focus on his two favorite targets, wideout Kadarius Toney and tight end Kyle Pitts. Florida is in the national championship conversation as the sixth-ranked team in the nation and averages the 10th-most points per game.

Florida got to avoid Alabama altogether during the regular season but will now face the Tide in the most important game of the season. The Gators are currently out of the playoff picture and a win against Alabama should be good to get them into the four-team tournament. They now have an opportunity to shock the nation and upset the Crimson Tide for the SEC championship.

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:

Alabama Crimson Tide -400

Florida Gators +275

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 $125 if they won – your original $100 is returned coupled with your winnings of $25. If you think Florida will knock off Alabama, that same $100 would give you $375 – your original money is returned along with your prize of $275. A bet on the Gators is riskier, which is why the wager would come with a bigger reward. But, you shouldn’t bet 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.