How COVID-19 Is Impacting The SEC And Football Betting Odds

  • The Florida/LSU has been postponed due to coronavirus.
  • Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Missouri/Vanderbilt was the first SEC game to be postponed.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make its mark on the United States, it has taken a huge hit on the SEC.

There have been six different teams affected by the coronavirus thus far in the season.

All six of those teams that have been affected have come all in a one-week span heading into Week 4 of the SEC college football season.

The first game that was affected was Vanderbilt and Missouri as Vanderbilt announced that they will not be able to meet the 53-man roster minimum due to players quarantining players who have tested positive.

Being that they won’t be able to meet the roster requirement, this game has been postponed.

Following the postponing of the Vanderbilt/Missouri game, the Florida Gators were forced to postpone their game against LSU as well due to UF having 21 confirmed positive cases.

Florida was also having issues meeting the 53-man roster requirement as they have less than 50 scholarship players available to suit up which is three less than what is required.

Alabama Vs. Georgia

A developing story that could cause a huge twist to Week 4 of the SEC season is that Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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Alabama was set to take on Georgia in Week 4 in what is to be arguably the biggest game of the regular season.

The game has not been postponed as Alabama officials are still awaiting the test results from the players of the Crimson Tide but if they do get out of hand, it is expected that this game will be postponed.

As for the betting line, online sportsbooks still have them up but they have seen some major shifts since they first opened.

Opening Lines Alabama vs. Georgia

  • Spread: Alabama -6.5
  • Moneyline: Alabama (-220) vs. UGA (+180)
  • Total: 56.5 Points

Current Lines Alabama vs. Georgia

  • Spread: Alabama -4.0
  • Moneyline: Alabama (-175) vs. UGA (+155)
  • Total: 56 Points

They have seen these shifts as they would clearly take a hit if Nick Saban were not on the sidelines instead of the game being postponed.

In a similar situation, Florida State head coach Mike Norvell was absent from his primetime game against rival Miami Hurricanes. Should the team of Alabama be healthy, Alabama could see a Saban-less football game for the first time in a while.