2017 SEC Championship Odds: Auburn Favorite Against Georgia
There are plenty of championship lines for college football betting players to try their luck on this weekend. However, without a question, the best line to bet on has to be on the SEC Championship game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 4 Auburn. Players will recall that a few weeks back the sportsbook news wire where ecstatic with the news that Auburn had upset the then-ranked No. 1 Georgia. Notwithstanding the 40-17 loss the Bulldogs suffered to the Tigers a little under a month ago, the top sportsbook sites around the web are actually giving Georgia a fighting chance this Saturday. This has given way to one of the most lucrative betting lines of the 2017 season. Take a look.
No. 6 Georgia strived to achieve an 11-1 record this season and the program even managed to acquire a No. 1 national ranking. As aforementioned, it was the Tigers that knocked down the Bulldogs from that envied position, and they did so in a defiant manner. Despite that loss to an SEC opponent, Georgia went undefeated against their rest of their conference opponents to finish 7-1 in SEC play to earn the No. 1 ranking in the SEC – East. The Bulldogs enter this Saturday’s championship match as the underdog but are still facing somewhat favorable odds considering how poorly they performed in the first meeting. A lot of college football pundits are writing off that poor showing claiming that the Bulldogs had an off day. But considering they lost by 23 last time, should the spread line really be set at 2? It’s not much of a sports betting tip to advise players to bet against the Bulldogs on the spread this weekend.
Both of these teams match up pretty well, so the college football betting odds are probably going off that fact. The Bulldogs average 35.5 on offense and give up 13.8 defensively while Auburn puts up 36.7 on offense and allots 16.4 on defense. Whichever squad has the better defensive day will likely walk off the field as the SEC Champion this Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers enter this Saturday’s championship contest ranked No. 4 in the nation and sporting a 10-2 record. The Tigers posted a 7-1 record in SEC play to finish 1st in the Western division of the conference. Auburn has to be pretty excited about facing Georgia this weekend considering what they did to the Tigers last time. Furthermore, considering the fact that we saw Auburn upset Alabama this past weekend; their 2nd upset of a No. 1 nationally ranked opponent, there’s no reason not back the Tigers straight up this Saturday. The line around the web is set at anywhere from -135 to -145. Sports betting tips will all advise players to take Auburn on the money line since this is probably one of the best lines of the 2017 season to wager on.
If college football betting players are hesitant about taking the Tigers straight up, they can also try their luck on the spread line. Auburn is 5-4-3 against the spread on the season, which doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence, especially since their opponent is 8-4 ATS themselves. But considering that 23-point deficit the Tigers delivered last time, it’s perfectly reasonable to expect Auburn to cover such a slim 2-point spread.
Sports Betting Tips & Wagering Lines:
Georgia Bulldogs +2 (-110) 48 (-110) +113
Auburn Tigers -2 (-110) 48 (-110) -133