Making the most of Auburn to win the SEC

By Adam Burke  ( 


Bettors should get in the practice of always looking for futures opportunities as the season goes along. Sportsbooks update the odds based on the results and based on betting action from those that are actively seeking out the chance to get a good price.

On Saturday, I joined Ben Wilson and Wes Reynolds on Betting Across America and we had a “Buy, Sell, Hold” segment on the SEC futures market (around the 5:18:00 mark). It is a two-horse race between Alabama and Georgia, but there was an interesting price on the board that got me thinking.

The Auburn Tigers were listed at 25/1 per BetMGM. Auburn already has a loss in conference play, but the Tigers technically control their own destiny to win the SEC West. Will it happen? No, probably not, however, there is a good futures betting technique that would yield a higher return than 25/1 and it is something that bettors should be aware of in case chances pop up in the future.

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