One year after last year’s college basketball tournament season came to a sudden end, the 2021 versions are officially underway. The Southeastern Conference will tip-off tonight in Nashville, hosting a 12-13 game between Vanderbilt and Texas A&M.
Alabama captured the top seed in the tournament, while Arkansas landed the No. 2 spot. LSU and Tennessee round out the top four seeds, each earning a double-bye and a ticket to Friday’s matchups.
Who will cut down the nets on Sunday? Here are the latest odds, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
2021 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Odds
- Alabama +240
- Arkansas +300
- Tennessee +500
- Florida +600
- LSU +700
- Missouri +1000
- Kentucky +1500
- Ole Miss +2500
- Mississippi State +6000
- Georgia +10000
- South Carolina +15000
- Texas A&M +20000
- Vanderbilt +20000
Tennessee has the third best odds to win the tournament, checking in at 5-1. However, the Volunteers are a distant third, falling in line behind Alabama and a really hot Arkansas team. The Razorbacks have won eight straight, which includes a victory over the Crimson Tide.
Kentucky wrapped up the regular season with a 9-15 record and currently are not in contention to make the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are faced with a must win scenario this weekend, and have the seventh best odds to do so.
LSU, Florida and Missouri are all interesting plays coming out of the middle of the pack.
The SEC Network will have coverage on Wednesday and will carry the tournament through Friday night. ESPN will take things from there. Vanderbilt and Texas A&M will tip-off at 7 p.m. ET tonight from Nashville.
Tennessee is scheduled to play on Friday in the 2 p.m. ET slot.