SEC Championship: Georgia vs. Alabama Betting Preview

Published on 11/29/2021
By Staff
Georgia running back Zamir White
Georgia running back Zamir White is the leader of a dynamic Bulldogs backfield.
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12/04 4:00 PM ET

Three things you should know before betting on Georgia-Alabama: 

1. Georgia hasn't beaten Alabama since the 2007 season, but this could be the year for Kirby Smart and Co. Since beating Clemson 10-3 in the season opener, the Bulldogs have won each of their last 11 games by double digits. They were on cruise control throughout the SEC schedule, which can't be said for the Crimson Tide. Alabama proved to be more vulnerable than ever this year, with the team losing at Texas A&M and failing to cover in wins over LSU, Arkansas and Auburn over the last four weeks. 

2. This is just the 10th time that Alabama has played as an underdog since Nick Saban took over as the head coach of the Crimson Tide. Georgia, meanwhile, is 6-1 both straight-up and against the spread when playing as a neutral-field favorite of 7 points or fewer under Smart. The Bulldogs are also 27-11 straight-up and 25-12-1 against the spread when playing against teams with winning records in that time. And if you break it down even further, they're 16-9 straight-up and 15-9-1 against the spread against opponents with winning percentages of 75.0 percent or greater. 

3. Despite both of these teams being defensive-minded, the Over has hit in eight of the last nine games these two have played. Last year, the two combined to score 65 points when they met in Tuscaloosa, which marked the second game in a row in which they scored 63 or more. The Alabama offense has a ton of talent, even when it's shorthanded. Meanwhile, Georgia is a lot better offensively than it is given credit for. This has sneaky shoot-out potential. 

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