Georgia Bulldogs Team Preview and Road to the National Championship Game

College Football Playoff National Championship Game

On the whole, the Georgia Bulldogs are one of the biggest brands in college football history.  Georgia boasts some of the biggest names to coach or plays the game. Betting on College Football legends like Charley Trippy, Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, Pop Warner, and Vince Dooley made permanent marks in Athens.  Yet there is a shocking reality about the Bulldogs program.  Georgia has only two national championships.  UGA won the natty in 1942 and 1980.  For a program steeped in tradition, that seems light.  However, Georgia is one win away from its biggest win ever.

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:

Alabama+3 (-115)52 (-110)+127
Georgia-3 (-105)52 (-110)-147
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Georgia Bulldogs SBG Odds Overview

To be exact, Georgia has the reputation of being an offshore Betting traditional power.  Casual fans assume that the blueblood brand of UGA means numerous national titles.  Although that is not the case, the Bulldogs have 13 SEC championships in their history.  Sixth-year head coach Kirby Smart has flipped the narrative too.  Since Smart took over the program, the Bulldogs have been one of the nation’s top recruiters.  Squares and sharps alike are fully aware of Georgia’s vast talent advantage.  The Bulldogs never enter a game with less talent than their opponents.

Despite their name-brand status, Georgia has held good betting value this season.  The Bulldogs covered nine out of their 14 matchups in 2021.  Considering how much casual money flows in on Georgia, that is a profound statement to the Bulldogs’ power.

Head Coach Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart, age 46, is as pure of a Georgia Man as can be found.  Consider that Smart played for the Bulldogs from 1995 through 1998.  Under then-head coach Jim Donnan, Smart was a 4-year letterman.  Also, he was a first-team All-SEC defensive back as a senior.  Smart also made an effort to hit the books at Georgia.  To illuminate, he was a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.  He graduated with a finance degree.

Smart had a long association with Alabama head coach Nick Saban.  He worked under Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins.  Subsequently, Smart became Saban’s defensive coordinator at Alabama from 2008-15.  During his time in Tuscaloosa, Smart learned the value of recruiting the absolute best talent available.  Correlate Smart’s comment’s this year about how talent will beat scheming almost every time.

Since taking over as head coach of Georgia in 2016, Smart wasted no time becoming a recruiting machine.  His efforts have given the Bulldogs a profound Betting on College Football advantage.  Georgia’s roster has as much pure talent as anyone in the country.

Smart has a career record of 65-15 at Georgia with two SEC titles.  In 2017 he led the Bulldogs to the National Championship Game.  However, Alabama won that game in overtime 26-23 after UGA seemed to have the title in hand.

Georgia’s Quarterback Quandary

Former walk-on Stetson Bennett had the starting quarterback job fall into his lap in 2020 because of injuries up the depth chart.  Bennett has proven to be a superb game manager.  Of great concern is Bennett’s lack of raw talent.

Backup JT Daniels has the natural ability that Bennett lacks.  But Daniels has been plagued by injuries arriving as a transfer from USC.