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Tennessee, Kentucky lead the way in SEC Tournament odds

LSU is a distant third.

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi State at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, Kentucky and Tennessee lead the way in SEC Tournament gambling odds. That probably has more to do with the uncertainty surrounding the LSU situation more than anything.

LSU has the easier draw, simply due to the fact that they will avoid Tennessee and Kentucky until Sunday’s title game. But the Tigers are a distant third thanks to the suspension of Will Wade and freshman guard Javonte Smart. Naz Reid has been cleared to play, but LSU is still waiting to hear on Smart and Wade.

Tennessee and Kentucky appear to be on a collision course once again, looking at a third meeting for the second year in a row. Each have business to take care of first, however. The Vols will face the Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt/Texas A&M winner on Friday, while the Wildcats will face the winner of Alabama vs. Ole Miss.

Even with a meeting looming on Saturday, Tennessee and Kentucky still have the top odds to cut down the nets on Sunday afternoon.

A late surge from the Auburn Tigers have Bruce Pearl’s team sitting tied with LSU for the third best odds. After that top four, the odds get really long. Mississippi State is a distant 5th at 15-1, while Florida sits at 18-1. South Carolina, despite being a No. 4 seed, sits at 44-1.

With another look at the bracket...

SEC Tournament Bracket

...Who is your pick to take home the trophy on Sunday?