If you’re interested in getting invo Drake Bulldogs shirtlved in the SEC futures markets, Sporting News has you covered. Below, we’ll break down the top teams, a couple of sleepers, and a long shot who could win the SEC championship.MORE: SEC Football Predictions | Big 12 Betting PreviewFull list of 2022 SEC Championshi


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With the start of college football season approaching, it’s worthwhile to see how oddsmakers are handicapping the power conferences — and there's no bigger power than the SEC. What better time to look at the betting odds for not only the conference champion, but also some win total over/unders and early spreads.

Last season, Georgia fell to Alabama 41-24 in the SEC Championship game, but the Bulldogs got their revenge with a 33-18 win in the National Championship Game. Both the Crimson Tide (-145) and Bulldogs (+155) are the favorites to claim the 2022 SEC Championship, but do any other schools have a shot to get in their way?

If you’re interested in getting involved in the SEC futures markets, Sporting News has you covered. Below, we’ll break down the top teams, a couple of sleepers, and a long shot who could win the SEC championship.

MORE: SEC Football Predictions | Big 12 Betting Preview

Full list of 2022 SEC Championship odds

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook



School Odds
Alabama -145
Georgia +155
Texas A&M +1800
Florida +4500
Ole Eastern Washington Eagles Jerseys Miss +5000
Tennessee +5000
Kentucky +5500
Arkansas +6000
LSU +7000
Mississippi State +12000
South Carolina +15000
Auburn +15000
Missouri +30000
Vanderbilt +100000

SEC Champion Betting Odds 2022: Favorites

Alabama Crimson Tide -145 (implied probability 59.18 percent)

After falling to Georgia in the National Championship Game, the Crimson Tide enter 2022 as the odds-on favorites with a 59.18 percent-implied probability to win their third straight SEC Championship. The offense is headlined by 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, who returns for his second season as starting quarterback under offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Young had to shoulder a big load last season with a Crimson Tide offensive line that gave up the most sacks (41) during Nick Saban’s tenure. To combat that occurring again, Alabama hired Eric Wolford as their new O-line coach as that position group figures to show improvement.

Elsewhere on the offense, Georgia Tech transfer RB Jahmyr Gibbs is a much-needed addition, as his ability to be efficient on early downs won’t force Young to consistently bail the Crimson Tide out on third down like he did last season. Gibbs will certainly help in the passing game but still needs to prove he can aid in pass protection. Fellow RBs Trey Sanders and Roydell Williams coul FAU Owls clothes d see some run on obvious passing downs, as well.

The WR corps is formidable, but the group as a whole has dropped off for two consecutive seasons. Alabama loses a lot in the WR department after the departures of Jameson Williams (Lions), John Metchie (Texans), and Slade Bolden (Ravens) to the NFL while Agiye Hall and TE Jahleel Billingsley bolted to Texas via the transfer portal. They did get ex-Georgia WR Jermaine Burton to transfer in, and he’s pegged as Young’s No. 1 receiving threat along with ex-Louisville WR Tyler Harrell. Sophomore WR Christian Leary flashed his abilities during the spring game, and Leary, along with TE Cameron Latu, look to be in line for big seasons.

The defense returns seven starters highlighted by Nagurski Award winner Will Anderson and bruising safety Jordan Battle. Anderson’s essentially unblockable in one-on-one situations, and he’s looking to put forth another dominant campaign. The schedule isn’t too daunting, as there’s a chance they end the season allowing fewer than 20 points per game,. A non-conference road game at Texas might look tough on the surface, but the Crimson Tide are currently a tw Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Gear o-plus touchdown favorite as the Longhorns' defense will have trouble getting consistent stops.

Bama has a real shot to breeze through the SEC West, and even as a -145 favorite it might be worthwhile to lay the chalk on the Crimson Tide to win the SEC Championship. Assuming Bryce Young stays healthy, Alabama’s likely to be north of a -145 favorite on the moneyline in the SEC championship even if it ends up seeing Georgia again.

Georgia Bulldogs +155 (implied probabi Colorado Buffaloes clothes lity 39.22 percent)

Georgia’s priced as a real contender to win the SEC, but it has to replace a good deal of production on both sides of the football. Since the defense won’t be nearly as stout as last season, don’t Alabama vs. Auburn Rivalry Gear be surprised if the offense is the more impressive overall unit. QB Stetson Bennett is the undisputed starter this season following J.T. Daniels’ departure to West Virginia. Bennett ended last season third in expected points added at the QB position in the SEC, as his accuracy and underrated mobility make him one of the better QBs in all of college football.

Unlike Alabama, Georgia was consistently in favorable down and distances, as there wasn’t nearly as much pressure on Bennett to step up in obvious passing downs. Additionally, the defense routinely put Georgia in great spots in regards to its starting field position. Georgia loses its two top RBs in James Cook and Zamir White, but Kendall Milton and Kenny McIntosh will be effective in larger roles. Expect McIntosh to put up a respectable receiving output, as his ability to catch passes out of the backfield resembles Cook's.

The Franklin University shirt receiving corps returns a good deal of production despite losing the aforementioned Burton to Alabama along with George Pickens (Steelers). Ladd McConkey and Adonai Mitchell look to be Bennett’s go-to options out wide. Georgia has the best TE group in all of college football, as no team can compete with a group consisting of Brock Bowers (882 yards, 13 TDs in ‘21), Arik Gilbert (former five-star recruit), and Darnell Washington, who’s an elite blocker. Gilbert’s addition to the offense could result in a lower receiving TD output for Bowers, which is a tough claim to make given his elite skill set, but Gilbert’s too talented to not see a high red-zone target share.

There’s no chance the defense allows just eight regular-season TDs like it did last season, as they return just three starters from their National Championship squad. Given the Bulldogs' formidable schedule, it's likely the defense still puts up solid overall numbers regarding its total yards and points per game output. They avoid Alabama, Texas A&M, and get Tennessee and Florida at home. There’s a real shot the Bulldogs finish the regular season at 12-0, setting up a rematch with the Crimson Tide in Atlanta.

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SEC Champion Betting Odds 2022: Best sleepers

Texas A&M Aggies +1800 (implied probability 5.26 percent)

The Aggies have enough talent to compete with anyone, and showcased their ability to win the big game, taking down Alabama last October with backup QB Zach Calzada under center. Jimbo Fisher’s group hopes to secure their first trip to the SEC championship in 2022. LSU transfer Max Johnson looks to have the upper hand over Haynes King for the starting quarterback job. Kings’ a bit more mobile, but Johnson’s a more stable signal-caller with a year of SEC experience under his belt. Johnson also showcased his ability to create explosive plays with his fee California Baptist Lancers shirt t in the spring game, and it’s looking like he’ll win the QB competition.

On the outside, the Aggies lose their top receiver from last season, Jaden Wydenmyer (515 yards). The Aggie’s second-leading receiver, Ainias Smith (509 yards), has his availability in question after being arrested for DWI in late July. RB Devin Achane (261 yards) was the team’s third-leading receiver, and his ability to be a safety blanket for Johnson will be crucial. The offense as a whole should be more explosive with a more competent QB under center, but it faces a tough schedule of defenses.

On the defensive side of the ball, A&M loses its coordinator Mike Elko to Duke but brings in D.J. D Texas vs. Oklahoma Rivalry Shirts urkin. The defense was in the top five in expected points added per pass attempt, as it’s unlikely they replicate those numbers. Unfortunately for Texas A&M, the schedule is rough, as there’s a reason why their current regular season win total sits at just 8.5 wins. They could very well surpass their preseason expectations, but another 8-4 season looks likely.

Tennessee Volunteers +5000 (implied probability 1.96 percent)

Tennessee football is rising under Josh Heupel, as the Volunteers are looking to break through in 2022. The Volunteers' uptempo, RPO-based offense can lead to a big season from second-year starter Hendon Hooker, who is starting to get some buzz as a Heisman long shot. It’s tough to really put a lot of stock into Hooker winning the Heisman, as he still has some accuracy issues, but he’s likely to put forth a 4,000-plus yard season now that he has had over a year to learn the offensive scheme.

Tennessee’s O-line was one of its weaker links last season as it allowed a high sack rate on predictable passing downs. The Vols return four starters, and if they can clutch up on crucial downs, they could win nine-plus games. Their defense returns seven starters, and while they allowed 29.1 ppg last season, expect a better output in the red zone resulting in a lower ppg total.

Tennessee appears to be the one team who's in the way of Georgia repeating in the SEC East. As a result, Tennessee might be a bettable team on a weekly basis given it isn't overpriced in the betting markets if it gets some positive early-season results.

SEC Champion Betting Odds 2022: Best long shot

Arkansas Razorbacks +6000 (implied probability 1.64 percent)

While ultimately the chalk will rise to the top, as it’s likely we see a rematch of Alabama-Georgia in the SEC championship, Arkansas makes for an intriguing long-shot play.

The Razorbacks’ offense wants to play in space, as offensive coordinator Kendall Briles has catered his offense to KJ Jefferson’s skill set. Replacing Treylon Burks will be a tall task, but Jadon Haselwood is projected to be the Razorback’s top-receiving threat. Second-string QB Malik Hornsby will be also running routes for Jefferson, and while Hornsby’s athletic and a capable WR, it’s not a great sign regarding your WR depth when your backup QB is also a starting WR.

Arkansas led the SEC in rushing for the first time since 2007 but nee NCAA Spirit Jerseys ds to replace Trelon Smith (617 yards). Sophomore Rocket Sanders could very well become the team’s bell-cow RB, as he averaged over 5.0 yards per rush in his freshman season as the team’s RB2.

The defense has a lot to replace under third-year defensive coordinator Barry Odom, as it loses six of its top-10 tacklers from ‘21. Arkansas also has one of the tougher non-conference slates, which includes matchups against Cincinnati (home) and BYU (road). A big chunk of the Razorbacks’ games are projected to be one-score contests, and there’s a chance they surpass their season win total with some one-score game luck.

SEC Football Betting Odds 2022: Best regular-season win total over/unders

Kentucky UNDER 8.0 wins (-120)

This win total is sharp, but Kentucky's a bit overvalued in the betting markets, as there's a chance it ends the season with a 7-5 record. QB Will Levis has been getting lots of hype, but he still needs to prove he can be accurate in the intermediate and deep passing game. The defense loses six starters, as there are major questions surrounding their secondary. The O-line also loses three starters, and without ample depth, a 7-5 record seems like a realistic possibility.

Auburn UNDER 6.5 wins (-160)

This win total is much juicer, but it's worthwhile to fade Bryan Harsin and the Tigers in '22. The Tigers had numerous question marks surrounding its regular season prospects, and a 6-6 or 5-7 season feels imminent.

SEC Football Early ATS Picks 2022

Sept. 24th: Tennessee -5.5 (-110) vs. Florida

Josh Heupel has his program in a much better place as it currently stands. While Billy Napier has a real chance to get Florida back to relevancy, getting the Vols under a TD at Neyland in their SEC opener feels short. Florida's offense won't be able to hang with Tennessee's, so expect the Vols to secure a TD-plus home victory

Sept. 24th: Texas A&M -5 (-110) vs. Arkansas

Similar to the rationale above, getti Texas vs. Oklahoma Rivalry Jerseys ng the Aggies under a TD against Arkansas feels a bit short. While the game will be played at a neutral site, A&M's just better on both sides of the ball and should get revenge on the Hogs with a TD-plus victory in Jerry World.

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