Stop us if youve heard this before: Alabama is favored to win their upcoming game.
You have heard it before, in fact, youve heard it 110 of the last 111 games the Crimson Tide have played. But fittingly, the last time they werent favored to win a game was in 2015, against the Georgia Bulldogs.Now, Alabama and Georgia are set to meet in the 2018 College Football National Championship
on January 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.Alabama is favored by 3.5 points, though some lines can still be found favoring the Crimson Tide by 4.5 at this point as well. The Tide rolled over Clemson in the trilogy matchup in the Sugar Bowl, cruising to a 24-6 victory. Though Alabama technically entered the playoff season as the No. 4 seed, they proved that they are still the cream of the crop in college football until proven otherwise. Finally, Jalen Hurts can change the screensaver on his phone.Georgia emerged victorious in one of the most thrilling college football games ever played, topping Oklahoma 54-48 in the Rose Bowl. Sony Michel, who scored the game-winning touchdown, and Nick Chubb combined to run for 326 yards, averaging 13 yards per carry. Read that again: AVERAGED 13 yards per carry.When it comes to the bookies however, Alabamas dominance in its bowl game is more meaningful than the wild excitement of Georgias victory.
The way the semis unfolded certainly factors into the oddsmaking for this matchup, given that Alabama played such a complete game and looked like juggernauts while Georgia simply appeared to be on the right side of a shootout. The thought was to be higher than a field goal to give Alabama the respect it deserves, but not near a touchdown where were giving too much value to a quality Georgia club, Scott Cooley, odds consultant for Bookmaker.eu told SportsInsights.com.
Those who bet on Georgia at 20-1 to win the National Championship prior to the season could be in line for a big payoutsubstantially larger than those who bet on Alabama at 5-2 pre-season.Thus far, 72% of money on the game has come in on Alabama, though its expected that bettors will start playing the underdog, particularly with a line like 4.5. Thus far, most game total bets are on the under, with the line set at 45, banking on the stellar Alabama and Georgia defenses coming to play on January 8.
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