We break it all down in our full SEC championship odds update below.
Odds to win the SEC championship
Favorites to win the SEC championship
Georgia Bulldogs (-765)
While looking relatively human in some games, Georgia continues to drive home the point that this was always the team to beat in the SEC.
The Bulldogs have simply handled their business over the past few weeks and took full control of the conference after holding Tennessee's No. 1 scoring offense to just 13 points and under 300 yards in a 27-13 win.
With another win this weekend, Georgia will most assuredly lock up the No. 1 spot ahead of the College Football Playoff.
LSU Tigers (+600)
The momentum LSU had built from winning nine of 10 games came to a screeching halt when the Tigers came out flat and lost to a poor Texas A&M team last weekend.
However, it can certainly write its wrongs this weekend should it push the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs to the brink or even force an upset.
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Understanding college football futures odds
Sportsbooks release college football futures odds pretty much as soon the clock hits zero in the previous season's national championship game. There are many ways to wager on NCAA football futures but we'll use picking the outright winner of the national championship — definitely the most popular — as our example.
During the offseason and preseason, you'll be able to get a plus-money price on basically any team in the nation as there is so much uncertainty around what will happen next year.
NCAA football championship odds will usually look like this:
- Alabama Crimson Tide +125
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $125 if the Crimson Tide win the national title. If it's close to the end of the regular season and there is a particularly dominant program, you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.
- Georgia Bulldogs -145
This means that if you bet on Georgia you would need to bet $145 to profit $100 if the Bulldogs won the championship.
Of course, futures odds are a fluid market. They can change every day based on news, injuries, suspensions, transfers, etc. In college football there generally isn't too much movement in the futures market during the offseason, but once the season begins, look for huge changes week-to-week based on wins and losses.
All the odds seen above are in American format. Should you find decimal format or fractional format easier to read, simply convert the odds with our easy-to-use odds converter tool.
SEC Football Championship Odds FAQ
Alabama won last year's SEC championship, 41-24 over Georgia.
Alabama is off the board after being outdone by LSU in the SEC West.
Alabama leads the all-time title count with 27.