- Hogs still have long odds in SEC and national picture
- Aggies fall back, still have value with one loss
- Bama, Georgia continue torrid pace on odds boards
The Arkansas Razorbacks announced themselves as a serious contender in the SEC on Saturday as they knocked off Texas A&M, 20-10, in Dallas. The Razorbacks held the Aggies to 272 yards total offense while injured quarterback KJ Jefferson threw two TD passes while Arkansas led wire-to-wire.
Lest you forget, the Hogs are in the SEC West with mighty Alabama, and the Crimson Tide is sitting at (-150) while Georgia checks in at (+140) with Ole Miss at (+1600) and Florida at (+2800) across the SEC. The Aggies fell to (+5000) as they had been as high as (+900) in the summer and (+1500) a week ago.
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 27, 2021
Arkansas checked in at (+20000) to win the league in the preseason and was listed at (+25000) in some places as most of the national publications has them finishing either in sixth place or last in the SEC West.
The No. 8 Razorbacks are now tied for 13th with Texas and Clemson as their national championship hopes are sitting with (+7500) odds.
- The Hogs also have been spotted at (+6600) which ties them with No. 10 Florida on odds boards.
- Texas A&M fell to (+8000) to win the national championship on most odds boards.
- Jefferson is bringing (+10000) to win the Heisman Trophy as he joins the Aggies’ Isaiah Spiller, who has the same number.
The Razorbacks roll into Athens, Ga., on Saturday to do battle with the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs, who are an 18.5-point favorite.
The No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels have definitely developed a voice in college football since Lane Kiffin came to Oxford three years ago as the head coach.
Alabama is a 14.5-point favorite over the Rebels as both of these teams play high-scoring games when they match up. The OVER/UNDER on the betting odds is 79 as oddsmakers mush remember last season when the Tide defeated Ole Miss, 63-48.
Georgia, sitting at (+140), is closing in at second. Ohio State is still posting the third best odds at (+1200) while Oregon and Oklahoma sit at (+1500).
Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder (+1500) checks in third, with Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler and JT Daniels rounding out the top five at (+2500).
No. 10 Florida scored 28 unanswered points in rolling past Tennessee, 38-14, as quarterback Emory Jones threw for 209 yards and rushed 15 times for 144 yards.
Florida is at (+6000) to win the national championship and the Gators are facing (+2800) odds to win the SEC now after laying (+2000) in the preseason. Many of the higher odds in the SEC have to do more with Alabama and Georgia and where they are instead of the certain SEC team that you are discussing.
Florida came into the season at (+5000) and went to (+6600) after the 31-29 loss to Alabama.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 18, 2021
Jones’s Heisman Odds are sitting at (+6000), and Gators backup Anthony Richardson has not taken a snap in two games but is placing (+15000) odds.
The Gators are going into Kentucky as an 8.5-point favorite on Saturday night. The Wildcats are a sneaky good 4-0 team that wins with Mark Stoops’ trademark defense. Kentucky is placing odds at (+6000) to win the SEC as the Wildcats are an example of a good SEC team that would be at the top of odds boards in some of the other conferences. UK started the season at (+6600) to win the league on most boards.
The Wildcats offensive catalyst is running back Chris Rodriguez, Jr., who has 85 carries for 502 yards and three touchdowns.
Tide vs. Dawgs – Reset
It feels like Alabama and Georgia are on a collision course to meet twice as the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are prohibitive favorites to face off in the SEC Championship game. At the beginning of the season, the Crimson Tide was laying (-125), with Georgia picking up a (+250).
Now with Alabama at (-150) and the Bulldogs at (+140), both teams have lengthened the odds on what is another talented and deep SEC.
Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams returned kicks of 100 and 83 yards for touchdowns while he caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Young as well. Young completed 20-of-22 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns.
🐘 312 Pass Yds
🐘 5 Pass TD
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 26, 2021
Georgia asserted it’s defense in a 62-0 win over Vandy as the Bulldogs outgained the woeful Commodores, 532-77, and easily cover the (-35) on the betting line.