Georgia vs Alabama pick against the spread and prediction
We were treated to some great games during the week leading up to college football Saturday. But now, it’s time for the big boys to play and the best game of the week. The Georgia Bulldogs will head to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, in the battle of two of the best teams in the country. In the past, the underdog in a clash of top-5 teams brings in the profit at around 60 percent, but there is plenty of information to look over before making the Georgia vs Alabama pick against the spread.
Bad news for Bama
Alabama received some bad news this week leading up to the game. Head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19. Once the news broke, many began to speculate on the effects it would have on the game and the role that Saban would play.
— Kevin Procter (@KProcterTN) October 15, 2020
The sports betting public began to flock to the top sportsbooks to make a bet on this game. The college football betting odds for Saturday’s Alabama vs. Georgia college football game has the Tide listed as 4-point favorites. That spread came down from -6 or -6.5 mid-week after the news broke about Saban testing positive for COVID-19. The public still favors Alabama with 57 percent of the money on the Tide in this super showdown. Check out the full details on how books reacted here.
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Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide betting preview
Alabama has dominated this series to the tune of 40-25-4 and the Tide has won five meetings in a row dating back to 2008. The story of this game will be the quarterbacks as Georgia QB Stetson Bennett will square off against the Tide’s signal-caller in Mac Jones.
Bennett is completing 63 percent of his passes and has yet to throw an interception. Jones is the leader in the nation in passing efficiency and he has racked up 852 yards in the last two games.
Jones will have an incredible challenge going up against one of the best defensive squads in the country. The Bulldogs rank first in rushing defense, second in total defense and they have allowed just six points in the second half this year. The Bulldogs are not intimidated to play on the road where they have posted a 20-7 against the spread (ATS) record.
Georgia vs Alabama pick against the spread
Betting against Alabama is never easy to do. They are one of the best teams in the country. They have always held a top spot in the college football rankings. But the team has had trouble ATS in recent years Nick Saban and the Tide are just 22-23 ATS in the last 3 + years. The Tide has other weak spots in this game. The Crimson Tide are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a win against the spread.
Georgia is not intimated to play this game and they have better defense. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings and the Bulldogs have cashed for sports bettors in six of the last eight games against Alabama. The Bulldogs are 17-5 ATS in the last 22 road games playing against a team with a winning record. Defense wins ballgames and Georgia will win this one.