Will the Georgia Bulldogs cruise to another SEC title? Or can a contender emerge to dethrone Kirby Smart's squad? Read on as we track the 2023 SEC championship market based on our best college football odds.
The SEC remains easily the best conference in college football, but there's rarely much suspense about who will emerge victorious. Georgia and Alabama are responsible for eight of the last 10 SEC titles, with the Crimson Tide securing six and the Bulldogs nabbing two since 2017.
Georgia has recently overtaken Alabama as the team to beat after back-to-back national championships, but Nick Saban's squad isn't going anywhere. Those two teams are among the favorites to win the SEC title once again, with Georgia already trading at minus odds to defend its crown.
Will it be business as usual? Or can another team topple the SEC giants this fall?
Here's our look at the SEC championship market (odds via our best college football betting sites).
SEC championship odds 2023
(Odds as of Oct. 2)
|Georgia||+100 🔥||-125 ❄️||-105||-110|
|LSU||+750 ❄️||+950 🔥||+900||+800|
|Texas A&M||+900||+1000 🔥||+850 ❄️||+900|
|Ole Miss||+2200||+2500||+1800 ❄️||+2500|
|Kentucky||+2500||+4000 🔥||+1000 ❄️||+2500|
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SEC championship betting analysis
Our best sports betting sites seem to be in agreement on the general outlook of the SEC race. That's what happens when a team like Georgia is already trading at minus odds.
SEC championship odds movement
Alabama continues to be one of the most significant movers in this market. The Crimson Tide were +300 to win the SEC entering the campaign, dropping to as long as +350 before settling in at around +250 in early October.
Georgia was a consensus minus-odds favorite since before the season, but a +100 price at DraftKings does indicate the market might be cooling on this team. LSU climbed up to +500, but last week's loss to Ole Miss has dropped the Tigers down to as long as +950.
Favorite for the SEC championship:
Georgia (+100 via DraftKings)
Georgia continues to win each week, but we are no closer to figuring out how good the defending champs really are due to the quality of competition.
Unfortunately for bettors, we won't really know how good Georgia is until the SEC title game. The Bulldogs are priced as double-digit favorites in all but one regular-season contest, and they seemingly won't be tested until the postseason.
Complacency could be a concern, but Georgia deserves to be the betting favorite to win the SEC. This is the best team in college football until someone can knock the Bulldogs off their throne.
SEC championship odds: Contender
Alabama (+290 via FanDuel)
It might seem like the sky is falling for Nick Saban's team this season, but that's only compared to the program's recent success. In reality, this is a very talented team capable of winning nine-plus games and competing for an SEC title.
The Crimson Tide have handed the keys of the offense over to Jalen Milroe, which appears to give them a higher floor than the other options in the quarterback room. Alabama's road trip to Texas A&M this weekend will be a good test to see how high this team's ceiling truly is.
SEC championship odds: Long shot
Texas A&M (+1000 via FanDuel)
Texas A&M might actually be fielding a quality offense. The Aggies put up a 50-burger in their opener, and they've averaged nearly 40 points per game through the opening month. Offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino is already making his mark while debuting as the team's play-caller in 2023, and SEC defenses should take notice.
The Aggies are as intriguing of a long shot as anyone in a top-heavy conference. This team has been trending up the oddsboard in recent weeks, but this number will be long gone if the Aggies are able to knock off Alabama this weekend.
SEC championship odds: Fade
Tennessee (+1600 via Caesars)
On the surface, it's hard to fault anyone for taking a +1600 bet to win the SEC. But the Volunteers play in the same division as Georgia, meaning they'll need to pull off an upset to even reach the SEC title game.
That mid-November meeting will likely be the only time Georgia isn't a double-digit regular-season favorite. But Tennessee has already lost to Florida, and the school faces road trips to Alabama, Kentucky, and Missouri soon.
Consider me skeptical that Tennessee is worth a bet at any number.
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SEC championship FAQs
Who's the favorite for the SEC championship?
Georgia is the favorite for the SEC championship with odds as low as -115.
Who won the SEC championship last year?
The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the LSU Tigers in the 2022 SEC Championship Game.
When will the SEC championship be decided?
The 2023 SEC Championship Game will be decided on Saturday, Dec. 2. The game is slated to begin at 4 p.m. ET.
Where will the SEC championship be decided?
The 2023 SEC Championship Game will take place inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
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