This may come at no surprise, knowing the national media’s favorite to win the SEC, but Alabama is expected to win more games than any other team in the conference. Alabama has been favored in 54 straight games and may be favored in every game this season.

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Las Vegas sportsbook released their opening SEC win numbers, and four other SEC teams are expected to win nine games or more, and three are projected to win five or less. Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia and LSU are all set at nine or more wins, while Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky are all below five wins. Vanderbilt is set at six wins, right on the cusp of a bowl game, and Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss are set at 7.5 or under.

CG Technology was the first to post SEC over/unders for 2014:

  • Alabama: 10.5
  • South Carolina: 9.5
  • Auburn: 9.5
  • Georgia: 9
  • LSU: 9
  • Missouri: 8
  • Florida: 8
  • Ole Miss: 7.5
  • Mississippi State: 7
  • Texas A&M: 7
  • Vanderbilt: 6
  • Tennessee: 5
  • Arkansas: 4.5
  • Kentucky: 3.5

One interesting bet I’d take is Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are listed at seven for the over/under, and I see seven that I’m pretty confident about. Swing games against Auburn, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss will be the defining factor. That may be the best bet on the above opening lines.

Which over/unders are you confident about?

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