Bovada updated the 2017 win totals across the board for the upcoming college football season. The teams of the SEC were, of course, featured, and for all intents and purposes, lots of this seems reasonable.
Alabama unsurprisingly has the highest win total in the conference with 10.5 as their mark. They are 1/2 to go over that mark right now while it’s at 8/5 to possibly go under. They have, of course, not finished under the 10.5-win mark since 2010 when they went 10-3, averaging roughly 12.7 wins per season the last six years. Chances are... probably a good bet that they’ll go over again.
LSU, meanwhile, have the second-highest mark at 9 wins as of now. This, of course, fits in line with how they’ve performed of late, going 8-5, 9-3 and 8-4 in the last three seasons. They did rack up double digit wins from 2010-2013, but haven’t hit the mark since. They’ll have their hands full this year with a pretty brutal schedule, but there’s plenty of talent to go around, so they may have a chance to go over that mark. They are 10/13 odds to go over while it’s Even Steven for them to go under.
Auburn and Georgia are both at 8.5 wins right now, as both are pretty ‘sexy ‘ picks in their respective divisions. With Jarrett Stidham in tow on the Plains, Auburn figures to be one of the stiffer tests for rival Alabama and LSU as well. Georgia, meanwhile, has a loaded recruiting class alongside quarterback Jacob Eason and running back Nick Chubb leading the charge on offense. Auburn hasn’t hit over 8.5 wins since going 12-2 in 2013 and has only done so three times since 2007. Georgia, on the other hand, has gone over 8.5 wins four times since 2011, including a 12-2 mark in 2012 and back-to-back years of 10-3 in 2014 and 2015. Like LSU, Georgia is 10/13 to go over 8.5 and Even to go under, while Auburn is 2/3 to go over and 6/5 to go under.
Those, truth be told, are the real highlights here. Tennessee is at a modest 7.5, as Vegas appears to be tempering after a few years of coming up short. Florida checks in with 8 wins, a mark they’ve gone over the last two seasons and three times overall since 2012.
2017 SEC Win Totals (per Bovada)
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