College Football Playoff National Championship Game Overview, Odds and Picks

College Football Playoff National Championship Game

Specifically, the term “SEC Fatigue” has meaning for Monday Night.  The College Football Playoff National Championship Game features two SEC powers.  The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Georgia Bulldogs for the national title.  Both teams are SEC College Football betting powerhouse programs.  Consider that the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs clashed in an epic game for the ages four years ago.  Alabama seemed beaten before head coach Nick Saban replaced Jalen Hurts with true freshman Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback.  Tua threw the game-winning touchdown pass for a 26-23 overtime thriller.  Thus, He became a legend for life.

College Football Playoff National Championship Game 

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs 

Date and Time:Monday, January 10, 2022, 8 p.m. ET
Location:Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Alabama vs. Georgia TV Coverage:ESPN

Alabama vs. Georgia Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotalML
Alabama+3 (-115)52 (-110)+127
Georgia-3 (-105)52 (-110)-147
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College Football Playoff National Championship Game SBG Odds Overview

The sportsbook betting odds for the National Championship Game seem bizarre to some.  Cause by Georgia being favored even after losing to Alabama 41-24 in the SEC Championship Game on December 4.  Further, the football and gambling community buzz is that the Bulldogs should be the underdog.  Many gamblers are scared to step into Alabama coach Nick Saban.  Indeed, many bettors are scarred from making that mistake last month

National Championship Game Format

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game matches up the winning teams from semifinal rounds.  Last week, Georgia routed Michigan 34-11 as 7.5-point favorites in the Orange Bowl.  In comparison, Alabama dominated Cincinnati in a 27-6 win as 12.5-point favorites in the Cotton Bowl.

A committee determined the four teams that qualified for the College Football Playoff.  This group combines various metrics and the proverbial “eye-test” to decide the four worthy teams.  Cause of SEC dominance, meetings have been held to potentially expand the playoff to a total ranging from eight to 16 teams.  Most important of all is potential profit.  College Football has become the second most popular sport in the United States.  Thus, television networks are willing to overpay for live sports content.  As a result, expanding the College Football Playoff is seen as a no-brainer.

In its history, most College Football Playoff games have been boring blowouts.  And the TV ratings are starting to stagnate.  Uncompetitive College Football Betting matchups and SEC dominance are boring the masses.  The theory is that expanding the CFP will entice players to attend non-SEC schools knowing they can still play in the CFP.

College Football Playoff National Championship Game History

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is going for his seventh national championship at Alabama and the eighth of his career.  Saban surpassed the late legendary Bear Bryant as the Greatest of All Time.  In like manner to Bill Belichick in the NFL, Saban has overcome a much more challenging modern era to emerge as the GOAT.  Alabama won its sixth title under Nick Saban in 2020.

Since its inception, Alabama has made it to the CFP six times and has played in the CFP National Championship Game five times.  The Crimson Tide is 3-2 in the CFP National Championship Game, with their losses coming to the other power in this era, Clemson.

Late on, Georgia has long been considered the one team that could break through to challenge dominance in the CFP.  Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, like Swinney and Saban, is a recruiting machine that focuses on building a championship culture.

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