SEC Championship Preview
Be sure to have all your information for the SEC Championship between Alabama and Florida before you place your bet. Here’s a breakdown of today’s matchup.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Alabama is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tide are getting odds of -24 points against the Gators. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 40.5 points. These two meet up from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA today at 4PM ET. Alabama has won five straight over Florida, covering in four of those five games. The two have hit the over in three straight meetings.
Alabama comes into this game 12-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country. The Tide are 8-4 against the spread and 7-5 with the under. Their offense is putting up 39.4 points and 479.6 yards per game while the defense is giving up 11.4 points and 246.8 yards per contest. Florida is 15th in the rankings. The Gators are 8-3 on the season, 4-6-1 against the spread and 8-3 with the under. Their offense struggles, averaging just 24.1 points and 352.7 yards per game. Defensively, Florida is allowing only 14.6 points and 291.9 yards per contest.
The public is not soundly behind Alabama for this game. The Tide are getting 53 percent of the wagers as a 24-point favorite against the Gators today. The Tide have been rolling, winning their last nine by double digits, including five by at least 24 points. All three of Florida’s losses have come by at least double figures, as they have failed to cover in their losses.
Injuries will be impacting Florida more than Alabama as well. The Gators’ quarterback Luke Del Rio is dealing with a shoulder injury that is likely to keep him out. Austin Appleby is his replacement, as he has thrown for 964 yards and six touchdowns. Alabama comes in healthy, with most of the starters ready to go.