UK is -120 ‘chalk’ to win the SEC Tournament

Georgia junior Yante Maten, a first-team All-SEC selection, has been upgraded to ‘probable’ for Thursday’s game against Tennessee.

Published on Wednesday, 3/8/17, at 1:35 p.m. Eastern.

Here are the odds to win the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Odds courtesy of

Kentucky -120 (risk $120 to win $100)
Florida +140 (risk $100 to win $140)
South Carolina 8/1
Arkansas 10/1
Vanderbilt 12/1
Alabama 50/1
Georgia 50/1
Texas A&M 60/1
Ole Miss 80/1
Tennessee 80/1
Auburn 100/1
Mississippi St. 150/1
LSU 200/1
Missouri 200/1

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

–UGA’s Yante Maten has been upgraded to ‘probable’ for Thursday’s game vs. Tennessee at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on The SEC Network. Maten averages 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. The junior power forward suffered a ‘Grade 2’ MCL sprain in the first half of a home loss against UK on Feb. 18. This is the same injury Kevin Durant is dealing with.

–According to multiple reports (and to the surprise of nobody), LSU’s Johnny Jones will be fired after the SEC Tournament. The Tigers are 10-20 overall and 2-16 in SEC play going into tonight’s game vs. Mississippi St. as six-point underdogs.

–Good luck to LSU with that clown boy d-bag Joe Alleva running that coaching search.

–Missouri’s Kim Anderson resigned earlier this week. His Mizzou squad is a 6.5-point ‘dog to Auburn tonight.

–My ‘Games Galore’ pod made its debut yesterday. Check it out here if you wish. My guests were Chris Vernon and Austin Stanley.

My preview of tonight’s Pitt-Virginia showdown at the ACC Tournament with other nuggets from across the country.

My picks for tonight.

My updated Power Rankings.

–Florida second-year head coach Mike White has been named SEC Coach of the Year. UF sophomore guard KeVaugh Allen earned first-team All-SEC honors, while senior guard Kasey Hill was a second-team All-SEC selection. Hill also made the SEC’s All-Defensive Team, while Canyon Barry was named Sixth-Man of the Year.

–Kansas freshman star Josh Jackson has been suspended for his team’s opener in the Big 12 Tournament. The Jayhawks will face the Oklahoma-TCU winner on Thursday. Jackson reportedly backed into a parked car on Feb. 2 and then fled the scene.

–I’ll be on the Paul Howard Show in Las Vegas tonight at 4:15 p.m. Pacific. Also, I’ll be on with Sharp & Benning at 10:40 a.m. Central on 1620 The Zone in Omaha.

–I like Florida to beat Kentucky in finals on Sunday.

UK’s Malik Monk scored 30 second-half points to lead his team past Florida at Rupp Arena two weeks ago. We could you UK-UF III on Sunday in Nashville.

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