DraftKings posts Week 1 SEC lines
Published on Tuesday, 8/18/20, at 10:25 a.m. Eastern.
The SEC released its conference-only schedule on Monday. It didn’t take long for lines to get posted. The following numbers are available at DraftKings for the Sept. 26 openers.
Alabama is a 22.5-point favorite at Missouri. The Tigers are +1500 (or 15/1 odds) on the money line. The Crimson Tide is 13-7 versus the number in its past 20 games as a road favorite.
Florida is an 11.5-point favorite at Ole Miss in Lane Kiffin’s debut. The Gators are -625 on the money line, while the Rebels are +430 to win outright (risk $100 to win $430). UF has produced a 5-1 spread record in six games as a road favorite during Dan Mullen’s tenure.
Georgia is -24.5 at Arkansas against its former offensive line coach Sam Pittman, who is a first-time head coach for the Razorbacks. UGA is 11-4 against the spread in 15 road ‘chalk’ situations on Kirby Smart’s watch.
Auburn is a 7.5-point home favorite vs. Kentucky. The Wildcats, who return eight starters on offense and seven on defense, are +245 on the money line. Most preseason publications have UK’s offensive line ranked as one of the top five in the country. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six contests as road favorites.
LSU is a 17.5-point home favorite vs. Mississippi State in Mike Leach’s SEC debut in Baton Rouge. In his most recent 24 double-digit underdog spots, Leach has compiled an 18-6 spread record with six outright victories. The Bulldogs are +900 on the money line against the defending national champions. MSU has failed to cover the number in six straight games as a road underdog.
The smallest number and one of only two single-digit spreads for the SEC openers is Tennessee as a 2.5-point road ‘chalk’ at South Carolina. Will Muschamp owns a 7-1 record in eight games against the Volunteers, who bring a six-game winning streak into this game. UT beat Muschamp for the first time last season when it outscored the Gamecocks 20-0 in the second half of a 41-21 win as a 4.5-point home underdog. The Vols are -139 on the money line, while South Carolina is +115 to win outright. The Gamecocks are 5-6 ATS in 11 games as home underdogs during Muschamp’s tenure.
Texas A&M is a 29.5-point favorite vs. Vanderbilt. The Commodores have had six players opt out of the season in the past week, including two-year starting offensive guard Cole Clemens and their best defensive player, junior linebacker Dimitri Moore. The Aggies are an impressive 9-3 ATS in 12 games as home favorites on Jimbo Fisher’s watch.
UPDATE at 11:51 a.m. Eastern:
I just noticed that FanDuel has also posted Week 1 SEC numbers. There are slight differences in all seven games, too. Here’s what FanDuel has below:
Alabama -21.5 at Missouri
Georgia -24 at Arkansas
Auburn -9 vs. Kentucky
Florida -10.5 at Ole Miss
LSU -18.5 vs. Mississippi State
Tennessee -1 at South Carolina
Texas A&M -28.5 vs. Vanderbilt