SEC Tournament Preview: Prediction, Bracket, Odds, Standings and Schedule

Mar 5, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3) and Kentucky
Mar 5, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3) and Kentucky / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC Tournament is set to be one of the most competitive in recent history after a fantastic regular season with two teams in the mix for a No. 1 seed in Auburn and Kentucky.

There will be an NCAA Tournament feel this week at the SEC Tournament with so many high level teams, so how should we bet it?

There are several teams chasing Auburn and Kentucky, such as Tennessee and Arkansas, and dark horses, like Alabama, hanging around the mix. Let's check out the conference tournament odds from WynnBET Sportsbook and find the betting value.

SEC Conference Tournament Odds

  • Kentucky: +185
  • Auburn: +250
  • Tennessee: +365
  • Arkansas: +675
  • LSU: +1200
  • Alabama: +1800
  • Texas A&M: +4000
  • Mississippi State: +6000
  • Florida: +7500
  • South Carolina: +10000
  • Vanderbilt: +30000
  • Ole Miss: +50000
  • Missouri: +100000
  • Georgia: +100000

SEC Conference Tournament Bracket and Standings

There are 14 teams in the SEC so there are plenty of byes around, but four get double byes. Regular season champions Auburn as well as Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas are automatically into the quarterfinals.

SEC Conference Tournament Schedule (Dates, Times, Channel)

The SEC Tournament tips off on Wednesday with two games between Vanderbilt and Georgia as well as Ole Miss vs. Missouri on SEC Network.

After that is the second round on Thursday with games all day on SEC Network with winners facing the aforementioned four teams with a bye. Friday's quarterfinals are split between ESPN and SEC Network.

The Semifinals are on ESPN starting at 1 PM EST on Saturday with the Finals on Sunday on ESPN also at 1 PM EST.

SEC Conference Tournament Prediction and Pick

While Kentucky is the No. 3 seed, they are the betting favorite to cut down the nets in Tampa Bay, Florida.

I'm inclined to agree with oddsmakers as Kentucky has SEC Player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe and the highest ceiling of any team in the conference. When healthy, the Wildcats are a true National Championship contender with dynamic guard play that can create offense inside and out as well as the No. 1 offensive rebounding rate in the country.

On defense, nothing comes easy against the Wildcats who shut down the perimeter and have the length to challenge shots inside. Overall, Kentucky is the most well rounded team and Coach Jon Calipari is as good as anyone in the SEC Tournament, winning six since 2010.

SEC Conference Tournament Dark Horse

Florida needs to go on a run in Tampa to make the NCAA Tournament, and the bracket gives them an opportunity to do so.

The team opens conference tourney play with Texas A&M in the 8/9 game before facing Auburn, who they beat earlier this season.

Of course, it'll be tough sledding, but that's why this team is +7500. We are looking for value and the Gators profile as a dangerous out in a tournament setting given they are top 50 nationally in turnover rate and take a ton of 3-point shots (17th highest in the country). If the team can catch lightning in a bottle, they can go on a run.

The team has a true rim protector in Colin Castleton, who anchors the SEC's most efficient 2-point offense, but can they put it all together? +7500 seems like a worthy dart given they have some success against Auburn, but nothing more than just that given the fact that they've battled bouts of inconsistency.

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