It doesn’t matter what chances are you’ll take into consideration Alabama’s precise possibilities on this sport, there’s a golden betting alternative at hand to maximise your ticket: The Tide are an underdog. It’s slight, at just 2.5 points at SI Sportsbook, however should you’re getting factors with the Crimson Tide there are worse processes than to easily blindly fireplace on Bama.
On the forefront of the matchup is that attempted and true stat: 24-1.
The Tide (13-1) had not misplaced straight-up underneath coach Nick Saban versus a former assistant till this season with the defeat at Texas A&M. Alabama faces one other Saban assistant for the second time in three video games when Bama faces Kirby Good’s Georgia.
The Tide are an underdog for the second time this season. They hadn’t been underdogs in any respect between Oct. 3, 2015, and this yr’s SEC title sport. Coincidentally, the streak is bookended by each Straight-Up and In opposition to The Unfold (ATS) victories towards the Dawgs. Alabama hasn’t been an underdog a number of instances in a season since 2008 (we throw 2007 Alabama stats out as a result of it was Saban’s first yr).
This is how Alabama has fared as a underdog courting to the 2008 season:
- 2008: Clemson (34-10 win)
- 2008: Georgia (41-30 win)
- 2008: Florida (31-20 loss … The one time Bama did not cowl as an underdog)
- 2009: Florida (32-13 win)
- 2015: Georgia (38-10 win)
- 2021: Georgia (41-24 win)
Georgia was favored by 6.5 factors within the 2021 SEC Championship. This line is holding comparatively nonetheless, even because it appears cash is heavily coming in on Bama’s side.
Saban’s Tide are 14-9 ATS towards former Saban assistants. The ATS losses are literally clustered round two coaches as Jim McElwain and Jimbo Fisher share 5 covers.
- 2013: Colorado State (Jim McElwain)
- 2015: Florida (McElwain)
- 2017: Championship sport, Georgia (Good)
- 2018: Georgia (Good)
- 2018: Texas A&M (Jimbo Fisher)
- 2018: Louisiana (Invoice Napier)
- 2019: Texas A&M (Fisher)
- 2019: Tennessee (Jeremy Pruitt)
- 2021: Texas A&M (Fisher)
It must be famous, in fact, that the Georgia cowl additionally got here in time beyond regulation of the 2018 nationwide title sport.
Date: Monday, Jan. 10 | 8 p.m. ET | ESPN
Unfold: Georgia -3 (-118) | Alabama +3 (-118)
Moneyline: Georgia (-150) | Alabama (+115)
Whole: 51.5 – Over (-118) | Beneath (-110)
Moneyline odds decide: Georgia (-135)
It is unclear if Bryce Younger can repeat his heroics, and betting (actually) on the Dawgs successful the sport outright within the sequel.
Unfold decide: Alabama +3 (-118)
The Tide plus the factors is a match made in heaven.
Over/underneath decide: Over 51.5 (-110)
Georgia’s protection is nice, however I do assume this sport ends within the 30s for each groups.
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