SEC College Football Predictions - 2020 SEC Football Schedule, Teams, Championship Odds, and Best Bets
2020 SEC football schedule
The road to the 2020 SEC football season, like in many other sports, has been one filled with delays and uncertainty.
Originally scheduled to start on Sept. 3, complications from the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the start of the season being delayed to Saturday, Sept. 26 and will now conclude with the 2020 SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 19.
A number of changes have been introduced to the SEC as a result of the pandemic, most notably that non-conference matchups have been cancelled. As a result, SEC teams will play a shortened season of 10 games.
Each SEC team will have one bye week during the season, which will take place between Week 5 and Week 7, or between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. There will also be no games played on Dec. 12 before the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 19. This is to allow the SEC to reschedule any games that may be cancelled during the season.
SEC Week 1 Schedule and Betting Lines – September 26th
Kentucky (+7.5) at Auburn, 12 p.m
Florida (-14.5) at Ole Miss, 12 p.m
Mississippi State (+16.5) at LSU, 3:30 p.m
Georgia (-26) at Arkansas, 4 p.m
Alabama (-27) at Missouri, 7 p.m
Tennessee (-3.5) at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m
Vanderbilt (+30.5) at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m
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SEC Week 2 Schedule – October 3rd
South Carolina at Florida, 12 p.m
Missouri at Tennessee, 12 p.m
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3.30 p.m
Ole Miss at Kentucky, 4 p.m
Auburn at Georgia, 7.30 p.m
LSU at Vanderbilt, 7.30 p.m
Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7.30 p.m
SEC Teams – SEC Championship Odds
The 2019 SEC Championship Game was won by LSU, which beat Georgia 37-10 with current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow throwing four touchdown passes.
However, that Tigers team is depleted this season after a number of their star players moved on to the NFL, and they are currently fifth favorites for the SEC Championship at odds of +2000.
Alabama is the favorite at -130, having won the championship in four of the last six years. The Crimson Tide last won the SEC Championship in 2018, when they defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28. Georgia is a second favoritee at +300 to win its first SEC Championship since 2017.
Texas A&M +1400
South Carolina +7000
Mississippi State +10000
Ole Miss +15000
SEC Football Predictions – Best SEC picks
Given their track record, it is difficult to look past the Crimson Tide winning the SEC Championship for a 28th time–even with everything that has happened over the summer and the new-look season.
Head coach Nick Saban’s team always prove a force to be reckoned with and given the loss of so many star players on LSU and Georgia, the time looks right for ‘Bama to return to the top of the SEC football ladder. Backing the Tide at -130 may not seem great now, but they are the best you are going to get all season and if they do come out firing then their odds will be much shorter in no time.
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