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College Football: Best Early 2018 SEC Title Bets

Written by on July 25, 2018

Year after year, the SEC is the best conference in college football. Of course, that means there are always several teams good enough to win the conference title. If you’re looking to make an early bet on who will win the SEC in 2018, here are the teams you should know about.

College Football: Best Early 2018 SEC Title Bets

Alabama -110

Alabama is usually a safe bet to win the SEC. After all, they’ve won four of the last six conference championships. Alabama has also gone seven consecutive years without losing more than one conference game during the regular season. Of course, betting on the Crimson Tide doesn’t exactly lead to a big payout. The Tide also has a quarterback competition heading into training camp. This is the safe bet but not necessarily the best bet.

Georgia +250

The Bulldogs won the SEC title last year and would love to make it back-to-back titles on their way back to the College Football Playoff. D’Andre Swift should help to replace the backfield tandem of Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, although Georgia’s defense also lost a lot of talent on defense, so it remains to be seen whether they can measure up to last year’s team. The Bulldogs will put a lot on the shoulders of quarterback Jake Fromm, who led them as a true freshman last year. Betting on the Bulldogs winning the SEC means betting on Fromm taking a big step forward.

Auburn +625

The Tigers may be every bit as good as they were last year when they beat both Alabama and Georgia during the regular season before losing to the Bulldogs in the conference championship game. With Jarrett Stidham returning at quarterback in Gus Malzahn’s offense, there’s a strong argument that Auburn is the best team in the SEC. However, they’ll have to play both Georgia and Alabama on the road this year, which could derail their title hopes.

Florida +1000

If you want to take a chance on a wild card, meet the Florida Gators. Dan Mullen is returning to Gainesville to take the reigns, so there is hope that he can get the Gators going offensively. Of course, he’ll have to find the right quarterback first. But if someone emerges as the answer under center, Florida could be a threat in the typically wide open East division.

Mississippi State +1000

One possible surprise team in the West division is Mississippi State. Joe Moorhead will take over for Mullen as the head coach, but he’ll have the benefit of quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and running back Aeris Williams coming back. Fitzgerald could be a dark horse to win the Heisman if he’s fully healthy after the nasty ankle injury he suffered last year. Mississippi State is one of the favorites to win the SEC in 2018. The State defense is also loaded at all three levels. It’d be a surprise, but the Bulldogs have an outside chance of winning the SEC if everything breaks well.

Missouri +2000

Missouri is a long shot bet that would pay off handsomely and isn’t that far fetched. Drew Lock is viewed by many as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after throwing for over 3,900 yards and 44 touchdowns last year. With such a high-powered offense, the Tigers may be able to sneak up on teams in the East. Remember, Missouri played in the SEC title game in 2013 and 2014, so this program is fully capable of competing with the big boys in the SEC.