2016 Odds To Win SEC Conference
With the 2016 NCAA College Football Season imminent to kickoff, many teams will be jostling to win the prestigious Southeastern Conference. Here is an outlook and forecast of the conference’s favorites to win, along with our top play as a dark horse. The betting odds to win the SEC this season have been provided by BetOnline. a solid sportsbook for all of your football betting !
Winning 3 BCS National Championships from 2009 to 2012, while also entering the 2016 season as the defending College Football Playoff Champion, Nick Saban has catapulted Alabama to a level where they stand as the gold standard of College Football. No team has won more championships than the Crimson Tide and since Coach Saban has taken the reigns, the Tide have lost just twelve games overall. We are not keen on playing chalk but Alabama has placed an asterisk next to our approach. Alabama have qualified for College Football Playoff last two consecutive years and enter the 2016 season featuring a defense comprised of all five-star recruits.
Leonard Fournette's presence on the football field alone makes the Tigers a formidable threat not just for the SEC but on a national level. The outcome of LSU’s season likely rests on their November collision with favorite Alabama. The LSU-Alabama game is known as a donnybrook and has been the stage for many historic outings between the two storied foes. LSU is always a solid play and with these odds, there is viable potential in hedge prospects for any Bayou Bengal takers if they get off to a searing start.
The price offered with the Volunteers is preposterous. The Vols have a propensity for let-downs and in seasons’ past they have procured disappointing results when they were casted as the SEC East’s favorite. The Volunteers return a gifted backfield of athletes comprised of signal caller Joshua Dobbs and bull rusher Jalen Hurd. Nevertheless, this same Tennessee outfit is tasked with facing down treacherous Alabama in The Third Saturday of October where the Vols let the win slip through their fingers in 2015. Additionally, Tennessee led by double-digit margins on three occasions last year where they would lose after jumping out to an affable lead. Let us also not forget the Volunteers were also down 21 points against Georgia before pulling off a miraculous win in Knoxville. This team can easily lose two or three games this year and given the fact they are offered at a price identical to LSU, we will simply suggest staying clear of this play outright.
The Bulldogs return perhaps the best duo of running backs in America with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Both are recovering from injuries, but even then with seasoned back-ups, the Bulldogs have the potential to become a serious problem and for once they don't have a target on their back. The Red and Black underwent a regime change in the offseason with the hire of Coach Kirby Smart. Smart, the former DC of Alabama knows how to win at a high level and the Dawgs may be able to sneak through the backdoor against a maligned South Carolina, an inconsistent Florida and a Tennessee team that has historically stumbled when projected as the belle of the SEC East ball.