Earlier this week, we took a look at the odds to win the College Football National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, which will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 8 PM on Monday, January 8. While we covered the odds for the big game, we didn’t really deliver much in the way of predictions or betting advice. We are going to get into that here by looking at the main SU, ATS, and O/U wagers, as well as a few of the prop bets that are available for this game.
Final Betting Advice for 2018 National Championship Game
Nick Saban vs Former Assistants: 11-0, beating them by a combined score of 427-111.
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— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) 5 de enero de 2018
- When: January 8
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 95.3 FM (Alabama) / 92.5 FM (Georgia)
- Live Streaming: Watch ESPN
- National Championship Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -4.5 (Over/Under at 45)
- Overcast: 9°C/48°F
- Humidity: 91%
- Precipitation: 4%
- Cloud Cover: 91%
- Wind: 7 mph WSW
Latest National Championship Betting Trends
- Bulldogs are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing Alabama
- Bulldogs are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia’s last 9 games
- Crimson Tide are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games
- Crimson Tide are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing Georgia
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama’s last 6 games when playing Georgia
National Championship Game SU, ATS, and O/U Wagering
Many college football fans looking to wager on the game will be out to keep things simple, which will likely mean just going with an SU pick. The good news here is that the odds for both teams have been set at a figure that can deliver a nice profit with a winning ticket.
Alabama is the favorite at -185, while the Georgia Bulldogs are on the board at a very tasty +155. It would be easy to simply choose the favorite and the team with the most playoff experience, but I like the Bulldogs to spring the mild upset.
As far as the ATS odds go, you are looking at the Alabama Crimson Tide as a 4-point favorite. I figure that this game is going o go right down to the wire, especially if both defenses play their best football.
I would not be stunned to see this game decided by a Field Goal, so even if you like Alabama to be crowned as the college football champion, I still believe that Georgia to cover is the best bet.
The point total for the big game is set at 44, and my feeling is that this one is going to go UNDER. Alabama has surrendered just 11 PPG all season long, while Georgia has given up 18 PPG.
That number would be lower still were it not for the 48 points that Georgia gave up in the Rose Bowl. I am under all the way.
National Championship Game Prop Bets
The first thing that I am looking at here are the individual team totals, and I will start with Alabama, who have been given a team total of 24 ½ points.
Jalen Hurts has been struggling at the QB position over the last few games, and he is going to have a tough time using his mobility against a speedy Georgia D. I think Alabama falls well short of the total at odds of -115.
The Georgia Bulldogs have been given a team total of 20 ½ points. Their chances of reaching that total will likely depend on the success of their running game.
I like Georgia to win, and I like a final score of 21-17, so let’s go with Georgia to go OVER the total at odds of -115.
For my final prop bet, I am taking Georgia to score first at very nice odds of +110. Since I think they will also win the game outright, I am also all over Georgia to score first and win the game, which you can get at odds of -200.
There are some other prop bets and contest bets that are available, so why not take a look at what’s on the board and have little fun in the college football National Championship Game.