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How the public is betting Florida vs. Alabama in SEC Championship Game

Alabama is looking to finish undefeated before the Playoff, while Florida wants to try to get over last weekend’s loss to LSU.

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle catches a pass after Georgia defensive back Tyson Campbell fell. Waddle turned the catch into a 90 yard touchdown during the second half of Alabama’s 41-24 win over Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium The Tuscaloosa News-USA TODAY Sports

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will look to stay unbeaten as they take on the sixth-ranked Florida Gators in the SEC title game on Saturday. Alabama is likely the only team in the sport that can lose on Saturday and for sure be in the College Football Playoff no matter what happens across the sport. On the other hand, Florida needs to win and needs some additional help.

Alabama heads into this game with a 10-0 record with Florida at 8-2. The Gators are coming off a crushing loss as heavy favorites to LSU last weekend in a defeat that could end up costing them a spot in the Playoff. This game will get started at 8 p.m. ET from Atlanta, Georgia and can be seen on CBS.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Alabama is going into this game as a 17-point favorite, and sports bettors love themselves some Crimson Tide this weekend. Alabama is getting 75% of the bets on its side of the spread with 88% of the handle.

Is the public right? No, I’m going against the public in this game no matter how confident they are. The motivation factor is heavily in Florida’s favor, and the Gators have to be eager to come in and play their best game after a brutal loss to LSU last weekend. I couldn’t imagine Florida winning this game, but it can keep it close.

Over/Under

The point total is set for 74 in this game and despite that high of a number, that’s where the betting action is headed. The over is getting 67% of the bets as well as 74% of the handle.

Is the public right? Yes, I’m in. Let’s get crazy and root for each team to at least find themselves in the 30s. Everything lines up perfectly for this game to get wild with the points. Both offenses rank among the best in the entire sports especially in the passing game, and neither defense is elite, though Alabama’s is significantly better.

Moneyline

Looking at the moneyline, Alabama has -1000 odds to win this game with Florida at +600. The Crimson Tide are getting 92% of moneyline bets with 93% of the handle.

Is the public right? It’s not worth taking Alabama at those odds, but yes the Crimson Tide will win this game.

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