SEC Sports Betting States and Sportsbook Apps Expected To Launch

SEC Sports Betting States, JT Daniels, Bryce Young

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SEC Sports Betting State and Sportsbook Apps are not only expanding rapidly but also helping college football sports betting reach a new and exciting level across the nation.

The only football entity that could possibly dream of the NFL’s level of power is the SEC, as the conference’s dominance is unmatched across NCAA football.

The SEC Sports Betting States and the sportsbook apps that help Southeastern Conference college football fans reach a new level of fandom are more than simply noteworthy.

As it currently stands, only one of the many SEC college football states is currently live in legal online sports betting (Tennessee). But that doesn’t mean we should all pack it up and head home—or worse yet, start watching the ACC.

Several SEC college football states are coming soon, including Florida and Georgia. This equates to an incoming tidal wave ready to allow all willing participants to double their Saturday Down South fun.

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SEC Sports Betting States Snapshot

StateLegal Online Sports Betting StatusETA
AlabamaNoUncertain
ArkansasNoUncertain
FloridaNoProbably late 2021
GeorgiaNoPossibly 2022
KentuckyNoUncertain
LouisianaNoProbably Late 2021
MississippiNoProbably 2022
MissouriNoPossibly 2022
South CarolinaNoUncertain
TennesseeYesAlready Live
TexasNoUncertain

SEC Sports Betting States with Legal Online Sports Betting

Just one of the SEC’s 11 states is currently live and legal via online sports betting. Tennessee is the only state currently leading the charge for the SEC as of right now, but as previously mentioned, more are sure to follow.

Each state faces its own unique motivations and challenges. In the online sports gambling world, there’s never a one-size-fits-all solution.

Tennessee

It’s a Tennessee world when it comes to SEC online sports betting. The Volunteer State is currently living up to its name: Volunteering as the first SEC college football state to get into the legalized online sports betting world.

While Mississippi legalized sports gambling in 2018, it has yet to go live with the online sports betting action. This means the Tennessee Volunteers and their fans are the only SEC team to enjoy the fruits of online sports wagering at the current moment. (Let’s not forget about the Vanderbilt Commodores, either.)

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SEC Sports Betting States on the verge of legal online sports betting

Florida

Floridians are so close they can see the dollar bills dancing in their heads as they sleep. Florida is officially on deck after the news that broke earlier this year.

Three separate bills have entered the State legislature from the House. Even more encouraging is the idea that the Senate looks primed to also be ready to make a push. It becomes tricky when thinking about the Seminole Gaming Tribe—which nearly all of the state’s gambling.

Soon, Florida Gators football will become a big-time online sports betting play within the Sunshine State.

Possible Florida sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Become acquainted with the road to Florida online sports betting, courtesy of Saturday Down South.

Louisiana

Here comes Louisiana, folks. While the state isn’t yet live in online sports gambling endeavors, legal sports betting passed in State Congress in early June 2021. The next step is sportsbooks applying for licenses through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

The projected launch date is late 2021, sometime during the football season, something that can’t happen soon enough for in-state LSU Tigers fans.

Possible Louisiana sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

SEC Sports Betting States still waiting for Online Sports Betting

Alabama

If only Alabama lawmakers were as dominant and forward-thinking as Nick Saban’s team. Perhaps online sports betting would already be a reality in the state.

Unfortunately, Alabama isn’t close to legal online sports betting. At least not yet. So, Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers fans who reside in-state will have to wait it out like the other tough nuts to crack.

Could you imagine the Iron Bowl’s overall hype with legalized Alabama online sports betting in the mix?

Possible Alabama sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Arkansas

Arkansas has legalized sports betting, but the online part of it isn’t quite there yet. The state has recently looked into the possibility, something that’s encouraged many onlookers.

House Bill 1942, sponsored by Representative Lee Johnson, would legalize online betting in the state. The language in the bill suggests each of the casino properties in the state would be able to apply for up to three online sports betting skins.

Until then, the Arkansas Razorbacks will have to continue SEC play without the added bonus of online sports betting available to its student body (over 21).

Possible Arkansas sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Georgia

It looked good for most of 2021, but then … a setback. After passing in the Senate, the state’s sports betting legislation failed.

An agreement could not be reached, which means 2022 (at the earliest) is the safest bet for when the state will turn live with online sports wagering. Hey, at least the Georgia Bulldogs are still a Saturday event.

Possible Georgia sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Make sure to consume Saturday Down South’s Georgia online sports betting page for every update.

Kentucky

Over a year ago, Kentucky took one of the first steps in legalizing online sports betting. Unfortunately, the state is not any closer to passing a law.

Rep. Adam Koenig (R) championed a betting bill and cleared a House committee without opposition in January 2020. But it’s been since delayed, partly due to the pandemic and partly due to other leadership that hasn’t allowed it to see the floor.

Sorry, Kentucky Wildcats fans, but your day will ultimately arrive at some point.

Possible Kentucky sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

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Mississippi

Mississippi isn’t just a word used in flag football or seven on sevens; it’s an actual state, of course. This football-crazed territory loves its college brand and has two teams that belong to the all-powerful SEC.

Both Ole Miss and Mississippi State have longstanding traditions within college football’s mightiest conference. Unfortunately, although Mississippi legalized sports gambling quickly back in 2018—after the overturn of PASPA—in-state residents continue to wait for legal online sports betting action.

Residents, including Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs fans, can be on sports at certain brick-and-mortar locations, but no sportsbooks are currently involved at the moment.

Possible Mississippi sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Missouri

Not only is there no online sports betting in Missouri, but the state hasn’t even yet legalized sports gambling on a retail basis. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as lawmakers made a strong effort in late 2020 to push things to the table.

The logistics surrounding how it should all play out is what’s currently holding everything up. This means in-state Missouri Tigers fans will have to settle for in-game results for now.

Possible Missouri sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

South Carolina

South Carolina represents one of the long-shot states at the moment. Longstanding traditions that are very much anti-gambling have remained strong to this day. When the tide finally turns is anybody’s best guess.

It doesn’t look like in-state South Carolina Gamecocks fans will have the ability to double their fun anytime soon.

Possible South Carolina sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

Texas

Much like South Carolina, the great state of Texas also belongs to the “longshot” category. Sports betting remains illegal in the state, and despite some bills floating around, nothing of substance has materialized.

For the SEC, Texas remains a big one moving forward, courtesy of the Texas A&M Aggies SEC representation.

Possible Texas sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps that could launch:

SEC Football Betting Odds 2021

Win Total Over-Unders 2021

SEC Win Total Over-Unders are always a popular play, and the 2021 NCAA regular season shouldn’t change that sentiment. The usual suspects lead the group, starting with Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide at 11.5 wins.

Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook, last updated Aug. 4, 2021 (unless otherwise noted).

TeamWin Total Over-Unders
Alabama11.5 (+105 o/-125 u)
Georgia10.5 (-130 o/+110u)
Texas A&M9.5 (+105 o/-125 u)
Florida9 (+105 o/-125 u)
LSU8.5 (-135 o/+115 u)
Ole Miss7.5 (-110 o/-110 u)
Auburn7 (+100 o/-120 u)
Kentucky7 (-125 o/+105 u)
Missouri7 (-115 o/-105u)
Mississppi State6 (-115 o/-105 u)
Tennessee6 (+100 o/-120 u)
Arkansas 5.5 (+120 o/-140 u)
South Carolina 3.5 (+110 o/-130 u)
Vanderbilt 3 (+105 o/-125 u)

 

SEC Championship Odds 2021, Ed Orgeron, Nick Saban

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SEC Football Betting Championship Odds 2021

Welcome to the big show. The winner of the SEC championship is usually considered the best college football team in the land—regardless of the College Football Playoff result. Besides, an SEC team has won four of the last six and 11 of the last 15 College Football National Championships.

TeamOdds
Alabama-165
Georgia+200
Texas A&M+1100
Florida+1600
LSU+1800
Ole Miss+2500
Auburn+3000
Missouri+4500
Kentucky+5500
Tennessee+7500
Mississippi State+10000
Arkansas+13000
South Carolina+20000
Vanderbilt+50000

 

SEC Championship History:

It’s been Alabama country in the SEC over the last decade and change. Sure, LSU and Georgia have been sprinkled in at times, but the Crimson Tide are still the top dogs and it’s not close.

YearMatchupLineScore
2020Alabama-FloridaAlabama -16.5 (73.5)Alabama 52-46
2019LSU-GeorgiaLSU -7 (57.5)LSU 37-10
2018Alabama-GeorgiaAlabama -11.5 (62)Alabama 35-28
2017Georgia-AuburnGeorgia -1.5 (48)Georgia 28-7
2016Alabama-FloridaAlabama -23.5 (40.5)Alabama 54-16
2015Alabama-FloridaAlabama -17 (38)Alabama 29-15
2014Alabama-MissouriAlabama -14.5 (49)Alabama 42-13
2013Auburn-MissouriMissouri -2 (59.5)Auburn 59-42
2012Alabama-GeorgiaAlabama -7.5 (51)Alabama 32-28
2011LSU-GeorgiaLSU -12.5 (46.5)LSU 42-10
2010Auburn-South CarolinaAuburn -3.5 (61)Auburn 56-17
2009Alabama-FloridaFlorida -5 (41)Alabama 32-13
2008Alabama-FloridaFlorida -10 (54)Florida 31-20
2007LSU-TennesseeLSU -7 (58.5)LSU 21-14
2006Arkansas-FloridaFlorida -3 (45)Florida 38-28
2005LSU-GeorgiaLSU -2.5 (42)Georgia 34-14
2004Auburn-TennesseeAuburn -14.5 (48)Auburn 38-28
2003Georgia-LSULSU -3 (42)LSU 34-13
2002Arkansas-GeorgiaGeorgia -8 (46)Georgia 30-3
2001LSU-TennesseeTennessee -7 (54)LSU 31-20
2000Auburn-FloridaFlorida -9.5 (52.5)Florida 28-6
1999Alabama-FloridaFlorida -7 (51)Alabama 34-7
1998Tennessee-Miss. StateTennessee -14 (48)Tennessee 24-14
1997Tennessee-AuburnTennessee -7 (58)Tennessee 30-29
1996Alabama-FloridaFlorida -14.5 (49.5)Florida 45-30
1995Arkansas-FloridaFlorida -24 (58)Florida 34-3
1994Alabama-FloridaFlorida -7 (46)Florida 24-23
1993Alabama-FloridaFlorida -4 (43.5)Florida 28-13
1992Alabama-FloridaAlabama -10 (36.5)Alabama 28-21

 

SEC Championship Facts, Trends:

SEC Football Betting Division Odds 2021

SEC West Division Odds 2021:

TeamOdds
Alabama-425
Texas A&M+600
LSU+1000
Ole Miss+1500
Auburn+1600
Mississippi State+5000
Arkansas+6000

 

SEC East Division Odds 2021:

TeamOdds
Georgia-450
Florida+400
Missouri+1600
Kentucky+1800
Tennessee+2200
South Carolina+8000
Vanderbilt+20000

SEC Football Betting National Championship Odds 2021

It’s the SEC and Ohio State at the top right now. Naturally, mightily Alabama currently leads the way at +250, while Georgia is a worthy pick at +600, currently holding down the No. 4 spot.

Texas A&M, LSU and Florida are lingering on the outer fringes, all representing a decent preseason play.

TeamOdds
 1. Alabama+250
4. Georgia+600
7. Texas A&M+3500
T8. LSU+4000
T8. Florida+4000
T21. Ole Miss+10000
T21. Auburn+10000
T30. Tennessee+10000
T30. Kentucky+10000

 

SEC National Championship Facts, Trends:

SEC Heisman Trophy Odds 2021

The only thing the oddsmakers don’t know what to do in this category is which Ohio State quarterback to bet on. Either way, as per usual, there are plenty of SEC names at the top of the list to bet on.

Alabama’s Bryce Young finds himself third with +900 odds, whereas Georgia’s J.T. Daniels sits fourth at +1200.

TeamOdds
3. Bryce Young (Alabama)+900
4. J.T. Daniels (Georgia)+1200
T10. Matt Corral (Ole Miss)+3500
T10. Brian Robinson Jr. (Alabama)+3500
17. Emory Jones (Florida)+4000

 

SEC Heisman Trophy Facts, Trends:

Check out Saturday Down South’s full Heisman Trophy Odds for 2021.

SEC Sports Betting FAQ

Which SEC football states have legal online sports betting?

Currently, just one of the 11 SEC football states are live with legal online sports betting: Tennessee.

Which SEC football states don't have legal online sports betting?

Currently, 10 of the 11 SEC football states are still without legal online sports betting: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas

Where will the 2021 SEC College Football Championship Game be played?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA will host the 2021 SEC Championship Game.

Where can I watch the 2021 SEC Football Championship Game?

CBS owns the rights to the 2021 SEC College Football Championship Game.

Which team is favored to win the 2021 SEC Football Championship Game?

Powerhouse Alabama is favored to win the 2021 SEC Championship Game at -165

Which of the Power 5 Football Conferences makes the most money?

The Big Ten has earned the most reported revenue of all Power 5 Football Conferences, but the SEC is by far the most dominant on-field product.