Diamond Sportsbook International (@BETDSI/betdsi.com) released SEC football win totals for the 2018 season this week and the teams with the highest projected win totals are no surprise. Defending national champion Alabama and runner-up Georgia lead the SEC with 10.5 wins.
BETDSI has placed a -130 price (lay $130 to profit $100 with a win) for bettors looking to take over 10.5 wins for Alabama with an under 10.5 win price of +100 (no juice), while the Georgia Bulldogs 10.5 win total has a -115 price for both sides. Most strength of schedule rankings have Georgia’s schedule ranked the easiest out of the conference while Alabama’s schedule ranks as the second easiest.
Georgia opens the season with Austin Peay and has Middle Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Georgia Tech outside of the SEC, while Alabama opens the season with Louisville as thirty point favorites in Orlando with Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and the Citadel outside of the conference.
Auburn has the third highest win total prop with nine. Unlike the Tide or Bulldogs, Auburn has one of the toughest schedules in the country and the third toughest slate in the SEC. That Auburn has Alabama State and Liberty on the schedule and STILL has a top 15 strength of schedule ranking tells you exactly how tough those ten games are. The Tigers open with Pac-12 and national title contender Washington, play in the toughest division in college football, and play Tennessee and Georgia out of the SEC East.
For those who believe Auburn will get to the 10 win mark in consecutive seasons and go over nine regular season wins the price is -110 (10% juice). Under nine wins for Auburn is a slight favorite according to BETDSI as the price for under nine wins sits at -120.
First-year-coach Joe Moorhead and veteran quarterback Nick Fitzgerald lead a Mississippi State team that, by offshore sportsbook standards, should compete for a New Year’s Day bowl and an outside chance at winning the SEC West. The Bulldogs have the fourth highest projected wins with eight and open the season with three consecutive non-conference games: FCS member Stephen F. Austin, Kansas State, and Louisiana-Lafayette.
LSU comes in fifth with a win total of 7.5 wins (-115 odds) in large part due to the difficulty of its schedule, but the Tigers also have to replace 12 starters and break-in a new offensive coordinator and quarterback. The Tigers begin their season with a neutral site contest with Miami at AT&T stadium in Arlington, TX and get Auburn in week four.
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