Las Vegas oddsmakers place the odds of the Georgia Bulldogs winning the 2009 SEC Championship at 10/1 and see the Dogs with 8 regular season wins this season in their over/under betting lines, MrSEC.com and VegasInsider.com report. That win total is “shaded” slightly on the over side, VegasInsider says.
Florida, naturally, is the favorite to take the SEC with 1/2 odds, followed by Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss (all at 9/2 odds). From there the odds go from 20/1 for South Carolina and Tennessee all the way up to 75/1 for Mississippi State.
Like most polls so far, Brian Edwards of VegasInsider.com sees Georgia coming in second in the SEC East. His summation of the Dogs: “Georgia was overrated last season, but I think it is an underrated squad this year. The Dawgs are flying under the radar mostly due to the departures of QB Matthew Stafford and RB Knowshon Moreno. However, it says here that fifth-year senior QB Joe Cox is going to be better than expected and third-year sophomore RB Caleb King looks poised for a breakout campaign. The offensive line, riddled with injuries in 2008, should be stout thanks to the return of OT Trinton Sturdivant. I have UGA finishing 8-4 but it could easily go 9-3 or even 10-2 with a few breaks. The Week 3 trip to Arkansas is a big swing game.”
I’ll be making my annual venture out on the limb with my season prediction in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, what do you think of what Vegas says? Will the Dogs win over 8 wins this season or under 8 wins? Feel free to comment and vote in the poll or do both.