Throughout the 2021-22 NCAAF season, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs were among the top few teams in college football and were expected to be among the final four teams competing for a CFP National Championship.
Alabama stumbled and lost a game mid-way against the Texas A&M Aggies, but have been undefeated since then leading up to Monday night’s College Football Playoff final.
Georgia was the top team for nearly the entire season until they lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game where the Bulldogs were favored to win.
Current Alabama vs. Georgia odds at CFP betting sites are once again favoring the Bulldogs, despite the Crimson Tide winning their prior meeting by 17 points.
CFP Championship Odds: Georgia (3) vs. Alabama (1)
- Point Spread: Alabama +3.0, Georgia -3.0
- Moneyline: Alabama +120, Georgia +140
- Over/Under: 52.0
Perhaps some insight can be gained into the odds at College Football betting sites by examining what’s happened between now and December 4th, the date the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs last met.
Georgia was favored by -6.5 over the Michigan Wolverines in the Orange Bowl CFP Semifinal. The Bulldogs won by a score of 34-11, easily covering the point spread and advancing to the National Championship Game in Indianapolis.
The Cincinnati Bearcats were a 10.5 point dog to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, a spread that the Crimson Tide were able to cover by a final score of 27-6.
Cincinnati threatened to narrow the gap with the Tide several times in the third quarter, but Alabama never allowed them closer than 10 points at any point in the second half.
The Bearcats’ defense was able to contain Bryce Young and the Alabama passing game early on, but their rushing efforts often bore plentiful fruit that continued to move the chains and march the Crimson Tide down the field.
Alabama is multi-dimensional on offense and doesn’t solely rely on any given player – including Young, their Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
That mentality extends to their bench and reserve players. There are no weak links on Alabama’s roster. Everyone is a 5-star athlete that expects to make an impact and attract the attention of NFL scouts.
To a smaller degree, the same can be said for Georgia. What’s inarguable is the differential in the level of success experienced by each SEC program.
Sure, Georgia can run with any given team on any given day. But they haven’t captured the hardware that the Crimson Tide has.
Keep these elements in mind when laying some action at online football sportsbooks leading up to the big game next Monday night, and don’t be shocked when the Tide roll again.