Alabama and Tennessee are the favorites to claim the 2024 SEC basketball regular-season championship, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Many of the college basketball conference championships have already been locked up in the stretch before March Madness. That certainly isn't the case in the SEC, where Alabama and Tennessee are locked in a tight race ahead of the final two weeks of the regular season.
Entering the weekend, the Crimson Tide own a one-game lead over the Volunteers and remain the consensus favorite across our best sports betting sites. But this is clearly too close to call ahead of the final five games for both teams.
Here is a look at the 2024 SEC championship market (odds via our best March Madness betting sites).
SEC basketball title odds 2024 (regular season)
(Odds updated Feb. 23)
Who is the SEC basketball championship favorite?
Alabama (-135 via FanDuel)
Alabama doesn't have the best overall record (19-7) of the 14 teams in this conference. But it does have the best conference record (11-2), which is why our best sports betting apps have the Crimson Tide priced as the narrow favorite.
The Tide's only losses came at Tennessee and Auburn - the two teams chasing them in the standings - and they narrowly avoided a critical loss Wednesday against Florida. That win helped them maintain a slim one-game lead over the Volunteers entering the final five games of the regular season.
Those two meet in Tuscaloosa on March 2, which could very well decide the SEC champion given that Tennessee would own the tiebreaker with a win in that one.
SEC basketball odds 2024: Contender
Tennessee (+180 via bet365)
The path is simple for the Volunteers: if they can run the table over the final five games, they'll secure their first conference title since earning a share of the SEC crown in 2017-18.
The only problem with that? Alabama will likely be favored when these teams meet in Tuscaloosa on March 2, and a loss in that game would all but clinch the conference for the Crimson Tide. You might as well wait to bet the moneyline for that game, though it likely won't be as juicy as these odds.
SEC tournament odds 2024
Alabama and Tennessee are sure to be near the top of the oddsboard when that happens, with Auburn checking in somewhere behind those two squads. That could spell some value on the Tigers, who own the highest rank via KenPom (fifth) of any SEC team and already beat Alabama the last time they faced off.
SEC basketball odds movement
Tennessee opened as the preseason betting favorite to win the SEC, just ahead of Kentucky. But Alabama was the team that pulled away in this market and enters the final two weeks as the consensus favorite.
Still, a loss to Tennessee in early March would surely flip the odds in this market, as would any other loss by either of those two teams down the stretch.
Recent SEC conference winners
|Kentucky, Texas A&M
SEC basketball betting analysis
All of our best sportsbooks have Alabama favored over Tennessee entering the final two weeks of the regular season, with the Crimson Tide boasting a one-game lead in the SEC standings ahead of their final five games.
As we've mentioned, that could change in a hurry if the Vols score the upset road win when those two meet in Tuscaloosa on March 2. You might be better off betting the moneyline on Tennessee than placing a wager on the team's SEC title odds, but the reverse is true if you like those -135 odds on 'Bama surviving its final few games.
SEC basketball FAQs
Who is the SEC basketball favorite?
Alabama is the betting favorite (-135) to win the SEC regular-season title for the second consecutive season.
Who won the SEC basketball title last year?
Alabama won the SEC conference title last year with a 16-2 record in league play.
When is the 2024 SEC basketball tournament?
The SEC Tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 13 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament final will take place on Sunday, March 17.
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