1. Alabama +6.5 and under 50.5
For the gajillionth time, I like Georgia in this.
You might like Georgia in this. The betting public might end up liking Georgia in this. But even those who believe with every fiber of their being that the Dawgs are finishing the drill have to acknowledge that, yeah, it’s Alabama.
Would anyone be shocked if this was 31-13 Tide? Of course not.
Would anyone be shocked if this was a 20-16 defensive fight? Of course not.
So here’s the way to balance everything out a little bit. Make a call one way or another on how much of an offensive show this will be. I’m going with the belief that both defenses are going to be phenomenal.
If you think this is going to be a relatively low scoring game, then getting 6.5 with Alabama might be a gift.
Georgia can win this, cover the 2.5, and Alabama can keep this within 6.5 all with both teams playing in the low 20s.
Or Alabama could win this outright and the D could pitch a gem.
So while I’m not-so-secretly hoping for a wild 45-42 classic, if it really is low scoring, that turns out to work out well.