2022 SEC Championship odds, picks: Alabama remains favorite, distrust Texas A&M as fashionable pick

Georgia topped up Alabama at the College Football Playoff National in January to claim their first national title since 1980 while establishing the Bulldogs as a national power with no sign of slowing down. Trainer Kirby Smart now faces the challenging task of maintaining this success and creating a breed.

But this is easier said than done. Alabama is still the 800-pound gorilla that will enter the 2022 season as the favorite to win the SEC title — something it accomplished last season before falling to the Bulldogs in Indianapolis.

There are potential contenders outside of the two giants in the conference. Texas A&M It is looking for the title of its first conference since joining the SEC in 2012. Ole Miss It’s potentially very explosive under coach Lynn Kevin. Floridathe sleeping giant under first-year coach Billy Napier, is always a threat to return to glory.

Caesars Sportsbook has SEC Championship odds for the upcoming season. Let’s break them down and deduce some situations that the probability makers correct.

Best Bet – Alabama (-140): Yes, it is chalk to choose a favorite here, but there is no reason to think about the room. The Crimson Tide has the best players in college football – quarterback Bryce Young and edge rusher Will Anderson Jr.. -And the greatest coach in history is the frontrunner, along with the success and revenge pedigrees in their minds.

The road to Atlanta is relatively easy, with the only hard road test coming November 5 at LSU. Simply put, it would be a huge shock if Alabama didn’t wind up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3. That’s when the “Vengeance Tour” reaches its climax. It’s unlikely that Alabama will suffer the same injury misfortune as it did late last season, and it would be difficult for any defense to slow Young’s aerial prowess. Georgia Tech Transfer Jammer Gibbs Running style bruises.

Worst Bet – Texas A&M (+1600): Here we go again with love this festive season for Aggies. Admittedly, I’ve fallen into this trap before. But not this year. Not with third best odds.

It’s hard to trust any of the three contenders for a starting quarterback job. yes, Max Johnson I’ve had some moments over the past two seasons at LSU inside a dysfunctional program. He’s the favorite to go to fall camp—”probably” is the activist word. Looks like Coach Jimbo Fisher is still in a high rank Heinz King After winning the primary last year, we couldn’t see much of what he could do from a sporting point of view, as his season ended early in the second game. I like Devon Ashan in jogging and Aeneas Smith The ability to play in space, but I’m not sure if Texas A&M has enough weapons to keep up with what has become an attack-driven division.

The Aggies have Florida as their permanent opponent from the East, plus they have Alabama on the way. They also seem to always get into a wild fight with Arkansas at AT&T Stadium and have consistently suffered at least one or two losses per season. I’m in a “see it before I believe it” mode with Aggies until further notice.

Select value – Ole Miss (+3000): Rebels running has been upgraded with the arrival of Zach Evans From TCU And the Ulysses Bentley IV From SMU. They also have a dynamic big man on the narrow end Michael Triggreal swiss army knife in Jaylon Robinson Quarterback’s health condition jackson dart And the Luke Altmaier Compete for the lead on the depth chart. While it’s true that neither broker is as dangerous as Matt Corral, coach Lynn Kevin seems confident that both can handle what he’s asking of them.

Rebels get Alabama and rival Mississippi inland, and pull Vanderbilt and Kentucky to the east. If they can pull off the upset on Crimson Tide and win that head-to-head tiebreaker, they could be SEC West’s representatives in Atlanta for the first time.

Longshot – TN (+5000): Styles make fights, and Tennessee in its prime can dictate style more than any other team in the conference. Josh Heupel Volunteers like to go fast, and that speed should now increase their double threat weapon Hendon Hooker Established as a key midfielder. running back small jabbari and wide receivers Cedric Tillman And the Galen Hayat Everyone has shown that they are the difference makers, and the offensive line must be fine if he can stay healthy.

Vols are capable of annoying Alabama and/or Georgia if they catch them on the right day. For that reason, it’s a good idea to put a little grieving on Tennessee with those odds.