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CFP National Championship pres. by AT&T: Georgia vs Alabama Vegas Odds

  • Georgia is 13-1 this season (9-5 aginst the spread)
  • Alabama is 13-1 this season (8-6 against the spread)
  • Alabama defeated Georiga in the SEC Championship game on December 4

The stage is set, the Georiga Bulldogs square off again against the Alabama Crimson Tide, but this time it isn’t just for the SEC Championship, it’s for the AT&T National Championship. It is easy to think that since Alabama defeated the Bulldogs once already it would be easy for them to repeat their game plan, but I wouldn’t go that far. When looking back at that game, the Crimson Tide had to win that game in order to keep their playoff hopes alive while the Bulldogs were guaranteed a spot in the playoffs no matter what happened. We should see a much closer game this time around.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule

  • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
  • When: Monday, January 10, 8:00 PM EST
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Georgia vs Alabama Vegas Odds

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Back to Basics

Despite losing to the Crimson Tide, in the SEC Championship Game, the Georgia Bulldogs came out in the Orange Bowl and completed dominated the Michigan Wolverines, winning by a score of 34-11. The Georgia Bulldogs’ offense is averaging 39 points per game on 448.4 total yards per game. Those 448.4 total yards break down to 253.9 passing yards and 194.6 rushing yards per game. The Bulldogs’ offense is led by their senior quarterback, Stetson Bennett. Bennett has completed 168 of 261 pass attempts for 2,683 yards while throwing twenty-seven touchdowns and just seven interceptions on the season. To complement Bennett’s passing attack the Bulldogs turn to their junior running back Zamir White. White has rushed for 772 yards on 147 attempts and has found the endzone ten times this season.

Dec 31, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) grabs oranges as he celebrates with the Orange Bowl Trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the Orange Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit:  Mandatory Credit:  Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) grabs oranges as he celebrates with the Orange Bowl Trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the Orange Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs’ defense gives up a stingy 9.5 points per game on 253.9 total yards per game. Those 253.9 total yards break down to 172.2 passing yards and 81.7 rushing yards per game. The Bulldogs’ defense puts an immense amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks forcing forty-five sacks and fourteen interceptions on the season.

Just Do It Again

The Alabama Crimson Tide hasn’t lost a game since their three points loss to Texas A&M back on October 9th. That’s seven straight wins, including a win against their opponent, the Georgia Bulldogs. The Alabama Crimson Tide offense is averaging 41.1 points per game on 494.6 total yards per game. Those 494.6 total yards break down to 336 passing yards and 158.6 rushing yards per game. The Crimson Tide offense is led by their Heisman Trophy-winning sophomore quarterback, Bryce Young. Young has completed 331 of 490 pass attempts for 4,503 yards while throwing forty-six touchdowns and just five interceptions on the season. To complement Young’s passing attack, the Crimson Tide turn to their senior running back Brian Robinson Jr. The senior running back has rushed for 1,275 yards on 249 attempts while finding the endzone fourteen times this season.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) lifts up Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Cameron Latu (81) after scoring a touchdown in the second half the NCAA Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6.

Cotton Bowl Cincinnati Bearcats Alabama Crimson Tide Ac 417
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) lifts up Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Cameron Latu (81) after scoring a touchdown in the second half the NCAA Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6. Cotton Bowl Cincinnati Bearcats Alabama Crimson Tide Ac 417

52-15 On the defensive side of the ball, the Crimson Tide is giving up 20.2 points per game on 306.2 total yards per game. Those 306.2 total yards break down to 223.3 passing yards and 82.8 rushing yards per game. Like the Bulldogs, the Crimson Tide also put an immense amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing fifty-two sacks and fifteen interceptions on the season.

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T Predictions

The National Championship is finally here, with the two teams that almost all fans could have predicted. Some might not be as excited since we have a rematch of a game earlier this season, but the SEC teams have proven time and time again how much more dominant they are than any other conference in college football. Georgia is going to come out of the gates angry with their loss to the Crimson Tide eating away at them. With that being said, I look for the Georgia Bulldogs to come out of this game as the 2022 National Champions.

Georgia 28 – Alabama 24

Expert Picks:

  • Georgia wins
  • Georgia (-3)
  • Under (52.5)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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