The preseason hype machine is well underway and Vegas has now joined the show.
Georgia, the defending SEC champion, enters the season with the second-best odds to win the SEC title, according to Betonline.ag. The Dawgs (+300) fall behind favorite Alabama (+150 odds). Georgia thrashed Auburn 28-7 in the 2017 SEC title game.
Alabama, Georgia and Auburn are the only three SEC teams in the top 10 of odds to win the national title this upcoming season. Alabama is the favorite overall (+225), followed by Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia.
ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Georgia the best odds to win the SEC title at 41.6 percent, followed by Alabama at 37.1 percent and Auburn is No. 3 at 11 percent.
Georgia opens the season against Austin Peay in Athens on September 1. Following are the National Championship and SEC Championship odds:
Odds to win National Championship
Ohio State, +700
Penn State, +1800
Odds to win SEC
Mississippi State, +1000
Texas A&M, +1600
South Carolina, +2000
Ole Miss, +5000