The SEC produced some of the nations top talent, as well as the overall NCAA Basketball champion last season. What can basketball bettors expect from the SEC next season, and will they give us another title winner?
long and exciting college basketball season in 2011-2012, the Kentucky Wildcats
came away with the national title. While the rednecks and hillbillies celebrated
by shooting each other and setting fire to inanimate objects, college basketball betting shops were busy setting the future odds to win the title in 2013. This article will
focus on Kentucky and other teams in the SEC, giving you their current NCAA basketball odds to win the
Kentucky Wildcats 6/1
on favorite to win the title again is none other then the Kentucky Wildcats. Are you
surprised, because I’m not. UK smashed, pillaged and literally burned their way
to the title in the 2012 tournament, as they knocked off Kansas in the title
game. It will be a new season for the Wildcats however, as seven of their
players are projected to be drafted in this years NBA draft, while at the very
least, four of them will be first rounders and possibly three of them will be
they won the national championship. Once again, they have some top rated
recruits coming into town to replace the top rated recruits that will be
leaving for the NBA. They have already gotten signatures from the 4th
ranked SG, 3rd ranked SF and 10th ranked center. These
guys are the 13th, 15th and 40th ranked
players on the top 100. However, the big dogs have yet to fall, and the likes
of Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad have yet to sign with anyone. They are
both considering UK.
Florida Gators 35/1
the Wildcats, the odds drop tremendously, and the next ranked basketball pick to win
the title from the SEC is the Florida Gators at 35/1. Florida made it all the way to the Elite Eight where they lost a
heartbreaker against a tough Louisville team, 72-68.
Gators have gotten a nice consolation prize, as they have a signature from four
star recruit Braxton Ogbueze, a 6’1 point guard from Charlotte, NC. They have
also signed a pair of 90+ ranked shooting guards in Michael Frazier and Dillon
be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Gators, but they still have a shot at
competing with Kentucky. However, not many teams in the country will be able to
do that, so the Gators have their work cut out for them.
Vanderbilt Commodores 50/1
has been disappointing in the tournament over the last few seasons, and they are
surely ready to shed the "choke" label from their team. It will be tough this
season, but some see them as the runner up favorite to Kentucky in the SEC. The
problem is they will have to get much better production from their center.
Ezeli injured his knee last season and missed ten games due to it and receiving
improper benefits. If he can come back strong and improved, the Commodores will
be tougher and a much better rebounding team. However, they won’t draw Harvard
in the first round next season, so they better be ready if they finally want to
make a deep run.
Alabama Crimson Tide 60/1
could be the biggest dark horse of them all this season, as Alabama finished 5th
in the SEC and made it to the tournament as an at large bid. This season, they
are not only bringing back some of their talent from last season, they are
stocking up in the SEC arms race, and have some big time freshman talent coming
in, and yes, we are still talking about basketball.
signatures from four 90 + ranked recruits. While none of them are in the top
100, they are all damn close. Alabama could give the likes of Vandy, Florida
and possibly Kentucky fits when playing down south. If the Tide doesn’t make
the dance this year, it will be a shame.