As we enter Week 4 of the college football season, it’s the perfect time to look ahead at which teams can win the SEC East.
No. 2 Georgia (3-0) is the decisive favorite to win the division at DraftKings Sportsbook with -333 odds, but there is more value in unranked Kentucky’s odds to win it.
Kentucky’s odds to win the SEC East are +1400 at DraftKings Sportsbook. They’re 3-0 overall and tied with Georgia atop the division with a conference record of 1-0. At this point, I don’t see why Kentucky can’t win the SEC East.
The Wildcats began the season with a 45-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe, a 35-28 win over Missouri and a 28-23 win over Chattanooga.
A positive for this Kentucky team is quarterback Will Levis. And I don’t just say that because we went to the same elementary and middle school. Levis has thrown for 800 yards and seven touchdowns in the first three games.
Even South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer praised Levis ahead of the matchup with Kentucky this Saturday.
“(He’s a) really impressive player,” Beamer said to the media this week. “He’s got size. He can run. He throws one of the more impressive deep balls that I’ve ever seen.
“He’s built like a H-back back here that you’re trying to tackle,” Beamer continued. “Not to mention he’s got a rocket for an arm and is really, really accurate with a quick release.”
While Kentucky is also behind Florida (+320) in the odds to win the SEC East at DraftKings, I see value in Kentucky’s odds with Levis and his "rocket arm" at the helm of this team. Florida is also 2-1 so far, with a conference record of 0-1 after a narrow loss to No. 1 Alabama last weekend.
The Wildcats are off to a promising start and I would put money on their SEC East odds before they get shorter.