After a tumultuous Week 1 that featured many a shakeup in the SEC, a few betting lines were released for Week 2 action for the conference’s teams and a lot of them appear to be rightly reactionary to Saturday’s action. Here’s how things opened in Vegas on Sunday:
Florida (-16.5) vs. Kentucky
Alabama (-24) vs. Western Kentucky
Vanderbilt (-5) vs. Middle Tennessee
Arkansas (+6) vs. TCU
Mississippi State (-9.5) vs. South Carolina
Auburn (-13) vs. Arkansas State
Missouri (-24.5) vs. Eastern Michigan
Tennessee (-9) vs. Virginia Tech
Depending on where you look there’s already been some movement in a few of these lines. In particular the Mississippi State line dropped after the Bulldogs opened as nine-point favorites against South Carolina. The Bulldogs are now a seven-point favorite on BetOnline with a 1.5-point deduction. Not really promising for Mississippi State, and one would suggest that’s reasonable after they dropped their opener to South Alabama on Saturday.
Other lines that saw movement early on Sunday were in Arkansas-TCU and in Virginia Tech-Tennessee. In the case of the latter, the spread was bumped up to 10 over on BetOnline which was merely just a one-point increase. In the case of the former though it bumped up to 10.5 points but after TCU started as a six-point favorite, Vegas certainly seems to like the Horned Frogs’ odds to take it to the Razorbacks in Fort Worth. The line has trickled up considerably in the last hour or so, so we’ll be sure to keep our eyes on this.
Auburn also saw their opening line bump up to 19 points and Mizzou is now a 27-point favorite over Eastern Michigan. Vanderbilt meanwhile dropped down to 3.5 over Middle Tennessee and Alabama increased as they are now 26-point favorites over WKU.
Keep it tuned here for more if any updates cross our path.
(All odds come via OddsShark)