We here at USA Sportsbook Sites are as baffled as everyone else in regard to the CFP betting line produced for tonight’s NCAAF Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.
The odds at CFP betting sites debuted with Georgia favored by a single point, but action came in heavy for the Bulldogs and moved the line to a three-point margin.
On the eve of the CFP Championship Game, the Bulldogs are still favored by -2.5, and it would seem that gamblers are in agreeance with the line setters because otherwise, betting on Alabama would have caused the point spread to swing in the opposite direction by now.
The over/under has also held steady between 52 and 53 points, indicating the two of them will score roughly 24-26 points apiece.
That might sound like a high-scoring shootout for most teams in the USA but for Alabama and Georgia, it would represent some of their lowest point totals of the 2021-22 season.
It pays to consider the various elements of college football betting prior to wagering on any CFP odds. It allows gamblers insight into the minds of the oddsmakers and gives clues into what they think might go down when these two top NCAAF teams clash.
Some online football gamblers may simply feel that Alabama is due for a loss. They’ve beaten the University of Georgia the last 7 times they have played them, which encompasses Bulldogs’ head coach Kirby Smart’s entire tenure with the team.
Smart is a former defensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, winning several championships as an assistant coach to Nick Saban.
Many of Saban’s former assistants have gone on to head coaching jobs at other college football programs, but none of them have returned and bested his Crimson Tide until earlier this season.
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator with LSU, and was the first former assistant to beat his old boss when they handed the Crimson Tide their only loss earlier this year.
Coach Smart deserves accolades for the direction he has taken Georgia during his time with the team, but a loss tonight could cause for his termination due to his inability to get over on Saban and Alabama.
While that’s easier said than done, 18 and over football betting sites are favoring Georgia for the win, and that causes boosters, fans, and analysts to alter their expectations.
Smart may have quelled those rumors for the time being with his SEC Championship win over ‘Bama in December, but that memory will be easily forgotten with an L tonight.
Regardless of which direction readers intend to bet on the College Football Playoffs in tonight’s final, we advise doing so with one of our recommended sportsbooks prior to the 8 PM kickoff time.
The reason? We expect the CFP odds to swing wildly once the game begins and points are placed on the scoreboard. That means that larger payouts can be secured with pregame bets because the live NCAAF odds will narrow or flip altogether at some point in the first half.
Sources: Bovada | CBS Sports