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Blog: How do Bulldogs stack up with biggest SEC championship game underdogs?

Georgia is a big underdog against LSU in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

How big? Well, I checked with those who make it their business to know.

The Bulldogs, a 12-point underdog, according to Phil Steele, and by 11, according to Vegasinsider.com, are the fifth-biggest underdog in SEC title game history and largest since Auburn was favored to beat Tennessee by 14 ½ in 2004. That’s according to Brandon Pertner, assistant editor for Phil Steele. That jibes with the info I got from Bodog.com
The favorite has a 15-4 overall record is 8-9-2 against the spread, according to Pertner. The largest upset came in 2001 when LSU won 31-20 as a 7 point underdog.
Largest Spreads:
1995      Florida -24.5
1996      Florida -15
1998      Tennessee -14.5
2004      Auburn -14.5
2011      LSU -12

The folks at Bodog.com had Tennessee in 1998 as a 15.5 point favorite.

1995      Florida -24.5
1996      Florida -15
1998      Tennessee -15.5
2004      Auburn -14.5

In Georgia’s other title game appearances, here’s what Bodog had:

2002 Georgia by 9. Final: Georgia30,Arkansas3.

2003: LSU by 3. Final: LSU 34, Georgia 13.

2005: LSU by 2. Final: Georgia 34, LSU 14.

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