Alabama Opens as 21-Point Favorite Over Florida in SEC Championship Game
The oddsmakers aren't expecting a whole of of drama in the 25th SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Florida.
Vegas Insider posted the first championship weekend point spreads and the undefeated Crimson Tide have opened as three-touchdown favorites over the SEC East champs. The lopsided number isn't too surprising considering Florida's injuries and offensive issues. The Gators didn't convert a single third down against Florida State on Saturday and scored its only touchdown on a fumble return by the defense.
Alabama, meanwhile, now leads the nation in scoring defense, rushing defense, and total defense. Crimson Tide opponents haven't scored a touchdown since October 22, which is more than 17 quarters of football. Even if the Gators manage to end that streak, it's hard to imagine they'll be able to muster much more than one or two touchdowns.
The SEC Championship Game will be the worst matchup on paper this weekend, but there are some other key games in the College Football Playoff race. Here's a look at the other point spreads for Saturday:
- Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin (-3) vs Penn State
- ACC Championship: Clemson (-8.5) vs Virginia Tech
- Pac 12 Championship: Washington (-6.5) vs Colorado