Texas A&M, Ole Miss Fighting For Second Behind Alabama In New SEC Win Total Projection

Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto
Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Do you smell that in the distance? It's college football season coming at us.

WynnBET Sportsbook released win totals for the SEC West on Friday afternoon, headlined by Alabama's lofty total of 11.5. The Crimson Tide would have to go undefeated in the regular season to clear their win total in 2022.

Senior traders Matt Lindeman and Motoi Pearson released them live on WynnBET's Twitter page on Friday afternoon

Here all the win totals for the SEC West:

SEC West Win Totals for 2022 College Football Season

  • Alabama: 11.5 (Over +200/Under -250)
  • Arkansas: 6.5 (Over -170/Under +150)
  • Auburn: 5 (Over -120/Under +100)
  • LSU: 6 (Over -125/Under +105)
  • Mississippi State: 6.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
  • Ole Miss: 8 (Over -110/Under -110)
  • Texas A&M: 9 (Over -125/Under -105)

Alabama Set for Big Season

It's still the spring, but get ready for another season of the Crimson Tide atop all the power ratings. Nick Saban's team has Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young back under center and another crop of future NFL stars. WynnBET opened Bama's win total implying that the team will be angling for an undefeated regular season. However, it's worth noting that you can get a 2-to-1 payout on going over that win total.

Alabama's schedule is somewhat favorable in the always difficult SEC, hosting Texas A&M and Auburn in division play. They don't play defending champions Georgia in the regular season and travel to Texas as likely favorites in nonconference schedule.

Maybe there's a letdown spot on the schedule, but for now, treat Alabama as you always do, the class of the SEC.

LSU Has Low Expectations in Brian Kelly's First Season

The Brian Kelly has begun in Baton Rogue after the program poached him away from Notre Dame, but there is very low expectations in his first season. WynnBET has LSU lined to win just 6 games this season.

The team lost a ton of players to the transfer portal, ranking outside the top 100 in returning production this season, after former head coach Ed Orgeron was fired last season and they have a difficult conference schedule, including road trips to Texas A&M and Arkansas.

The team does have Alabama at home in November, but it's tough to get a real gauge of what we will see from the Tigers in Kelly's first season. It seems like WynnBET is taking the wait and see approach as well giving them a win total of 6, but juiced to the over.

Bettors Love Arkansas in 2022

After opening the Razorbacks win total at 6.5 with + money on the over, WynnBET has taken an influx of money pushing the over to -170 after just a day.

The Razorbacks return a ton of production to both sides of the ball and an elite SEC defense that has a manageable nonconference schedule. Teams like Cincinnati and BYU stick out as potential losses, but those two are going through rebuilds after years of success. A trip to Provo may be tricky during SEC play for the Hogs, but the team does get both SEC West contenders Alabama and Texas A&M in Fayetteville.

This win total is expecting Arkansas to be average in 2022, but there is a recipe for Sam Pittman's team to take a step forward and clear this win total with ease given their returning production and schedule.