The Pick: Alabama vs. Georgia for National Title Monday Night (Jan/10/2022)

Alabama vs. Georgia for National Title Monday Night

Georgia was a 6-point NCAA Football betting favorite over Alabama in the SEC Championship.  Certainly, Alabama was viewed as beneath its normal standards of excellence in 2021.  Georgia was sold as the greatest defensive team ever.  Further, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was being hailed as the best recruiter in college football.  But Alabama rose to the occasion against Georgia.  To Illuminate, the Crimson Tide routed the Bulldogs 41-24.  And those that stepped into Alabama regretted it.  Now comes the question of Alabama being able to do it again.

College Football Playoff National Championship Game  

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

Following Alabama’s offshore bookmaker win over Georgia, few gamblers storm the betting window to bet on the Bulldogs.  Squares are terrified of the Tide.  But Wise Guys see a potential opportunity.  Accordingly, Georgia seems like an underdog.  All of the pregame noise leads the masses into believing that Alabama is double-digit chalk.  Except that they are not.

On the whole, the National Championship Game is breaking down into two factions.  Squares are gulping copious amounts of Crimson Tide Kool-Aid.  By contrast, sharps are quietly looking at a loaded Georgia team.  Wise Guys recognize how hard it will be for anyone to beat UGA twice in five weeks.

Georgia Bulldogs Team Overview

 In the Orange Bowl CFP semifinal game, Georgia blasted Michigan 34-11 as 7.5-point favorites.  Also, the game went under the total of 46.5.  Now Georgia stands at 13-1 straight up, 9-5 against the spread, and 6-8 under the total.  Overall, Georgia ranks 28th for total offense, 7th for scoring offense, 2nd for total defense, and 1st for points allowed.

Of course, Kirby Smart is a former defensive coordinator under Nick Saban at Alabama.  So far, Smart is 0-4 against his mentor.  Now Smart is attempting to become just the second Saban assistant to defeat the GOAT.  Jimbo Fisher of Texas A&M broke through as the first assistant coach to beat Saban earlier this season.

 Alabama Crimson Tide Team Overview   

 In the Cotton Bowl CFP semifinal, Alabama scored a 27-6 win over Cincinnati as 12.5-point favorites.  Meanwhile, the game went under the total of 56.6.  Alabama is now 13-1 straight up, 8-6 against the spread, and 7-7 over/under.

Correlate that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner.  Young completely outclassed Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett in last month’s meeting.  Monday’s night’s concern is if Georgia’s defense will adjust with new schemes and sets against Young.  In the same way, Georgia must prepare Bennett to play with more polish.  Bennett is a reliable game manager but made too many mistakes against the Tide last time out.

 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the favored Bulldogs are a wager against the casual masses.  The squares will not step into the Crimson Tide.  Thus, the sharps will side with the house and take Georgia.  Certainly, the Bulldogs have no lack of NCAA Football Betting talent.  UGA recruits evenly against the Crimson Tide.  Most important of all, the Bulldogs are far past due to reach the summit.

 Alabama vs. Georgia SBG Best Bet:  Georgia Bulldogs

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