NCAAF Odds

Georgia Pegged As Top SEC Threat to Alabama in 2021

Max Staley
Apr 4, 2021, 3:23 PM EDT
One SEC football team emerges as a real threat to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
One SEC football team emerges as a real threat to the Alabama Crimson Tide. | Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images
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The Alabama Crimson Tide absolutely dominated opponents last year, posting a perfect 13-0 season en route to a national championship. They only played one game that was decided by fewer than 10 points all year. That came in a 52-46 victory over the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship Game.

But Florida is not considered the biggest threat to Alabama in the SEC next year. That honor belongs to the Georgia Bulldogs, who have +600 odds to win the national championship in 2021, per WynnBET.

Alabama is still favored to win it all next season, with the Crimson Tide being available at +300 to win Nick Saban's eighth title. But Alabama and Georgia appear to be in a different class than the rest of the SEC.

Texas A&M boasts the third-best odds to win the national championship in the conference, but the Aggies are all the way down at +2500. In fact, WynnBET gives Texas A&M the same odds as "the field" (+2500) to win it all next season. But Texas A&M also plays Alabama in the regular season. Georgia wouldn't play them until the SEC Championship, which is the primary reason their odds are so good.

The Bulldogs' hopes likely lie on the right arm of quarterback JT Daniels. Daniels was phenomenal in limited action for the team last year, completing 67.2% of his 119 pass attempts for 1,231 yards with 10 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. He'll need to replicate that and then some if he wants his Bulldogs to live up to the hype and knock off the Crimson Tide.

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