Georgia at Alabama: 1/10/22 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) vs Georgia Bulldogs (13-1)
Game Info: Monday, January 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide +2.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Monday in the college football National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. These two teams faced off on December 4th and it was Alabama that came away with the 41-24 victory.
Georgia comes into this game with a 13-1 record overall and that only loss came against Alabama in the SEC Championship game. In the Orange Bowl, Georgia faced off with Michigan, and that was over early in the game. At the end of the first quarter Georgia was up 14-0 and they never looked back as they cruised to the 14-0 victory. Quarterback Stetson Bennett completed 21 of his 31 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs are averaging 34 points while their defense is giving up 11 points per game. In that game against Alabama they gave up 24 points in the second quarter and that was the difference. In this game if Georgia wants to win this game, they need the defense to be strong.
On the other side of this matchup is the Alabama Crimson Tide who sit with a 13-1 record overall and they have gone 8-6 against the spread. Alabama weren’t as dominant during the regular season as years past, but they are getting hot at the right time. In the Cotton Bowl, Alabama’s defense was elite, giving up six points, and that led to the 21 point victory. Quarterback Bryce Young threw for 181 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. On the season, Young has thrown for 4,503 yards, 46 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Georgia is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine Bowl games. Alabama is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. The underdog is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight games between the two teams. The over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between Georgia and Alabama. The under is 7-3 in Georgia’s last ten games overall.
The wrong team is favored in this game. Alabama was quite impressive the first time against Georgia, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. I expect Alabama’s offense is going to run up the score, and this one will get out of hand early. You won’t need the points here, take Alabama on the money line.