The online sports book Bovada has issued a fresh set of odds for teams to win the SEC and each division. For entertainment purposes only, of course, let's take a look at them.
|Odds to win SEC||Odds to win division|
Assorted thought-like bullet points:
- The order of the SEC overall (and the divisions in general) isn't too much of a surprise. It's interesting that South Carolina is given a slightly better chance of winning the conference than Georgia but the same odds of winning the division. If you were looking to get some value on a pro-Florida bet, it looks like that's not going to happen here; the gambling perception of the Gators as a bounce-back (but not all the way back) team appears to have caught up with the more rabid football crowd.
- That said, Tennessee as just a 14/1 to win the SEC East is a little bit strong in my eyes. It's not impossible if a lot of things click at the same time, but again: This is a team that is trying to replace its offensive and defensive line in full. The 50/1 with the SEC seems about right, but the 14/1 on the division seems a touch confident.
- I think it's not surprise that I'm higher on Mississippi State than a lot of people, so I'd probably put them ahead of Texas A&M and Ole Miss. But I'm not terribly surprised that it's going the other way.