Georgia at Alabama: 12/4/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) vs Georgia Bulldogs (12-0)
Game Info: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide +6 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday in the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Georgia is probably in the college football playoff even with a loss, but the Crimson Tide probably needs a win to stay in the top four.
The Georgia Bulldogs sit with a perfect 12-0 record and they have gone 8-4 against the spread. Georgia has an elite offense but it’s often overlooked because of how strong the defense is. Georgia is averaging 40.7 points while their defense is giving up 6.92 points per game. The Bulldogs offense has been strong in the first quarter averaging 12.2 points which is 2nd in all of college football. Under center for Georgia is Stetson Bennett who has thrown for 1,985 yards, 21 touchdowns, and five interceptions. In this game, Georgia’s defense is going to need to lock down.
On the other side of this matchup is the Alabama Crimson Tide who have an 11-1 record but they haven’t looked as dominant as years past. In the last game against Auburn, it took a late comeback and overtime to come away with the two-point victory. The Crimson Tide’s offense is averaging 42.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 19.9 points per game. Bryce Young has thrown for 3,901 yards, 40 touchdowns, and four interceptions. In this game, Alabama is going to need to find a way to get the offense going earlier or it’s going to be a long game.
Georgia is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning record. The Crimson Tide are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Alabama’s offense looked awful against Auburn, and Georgia is a much better defensive team. Alabama is going to have all kinds of issues moving the ball against Georgia. I don’t think Alabama will actually get above 10 points in this game and Georgia will win the game with ease. Back Georgia against the spread. I also like the under to cash.