Georgia vs Alabama NCAA Football Lines Preview
The sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will look to remain unbeaten when they host the 13th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in a huge SEC clash that will undoubtedly have bowl game implications for both of the longtime rivals. Now, let’s find out who’s going to bring home the bacon for college football betting fans in this Week 5 SEC showdown.
How To Bet the Alabama @ Georgia NCAA Football Odds & Game Info
When: Saturday, October 3, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
NCAAF Odds: Georgia -2
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Why Bet on the Georgia Bulldogs
The sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs rolled all over Southern University in their 48-6 in Week 4 despite narrowly failing to cover the spread as a 48.5-point home favorite. Quarterback Greyson Lambert completed 9 of 10 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns before departing. Running back Nick Chubb added 131 rushing yards and two scores on just 15 carries while wide receiver Sony Michel added five catches for 96 yards and one score.
The Georgia offense is averaging 45.5 points per game (11th) while limiting their opponents to just 13.5 points per game defensively. For the season, Greyson has completed 76.5 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and no interceptions while Chubb is averaging a jaw-dropping 8.4 yards per carry with six touchdowns.
Why Bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide
13th-ranked Alabama dominated tiny UL-Monroe in its 34-0 Week 4 win, though the Crimson Tide narrowly failed to cover the spread as whopping 37.5-point home favorites. Quarterback Jake Coker completed 17 of 31 passes for 158 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while running back Derrick Henry added 52 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. The Alabama offense is averaging 35.8 points per game this season (40th). Coker has completed just 55.3 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. The Alabama rushing attack is led by Henry who is averaging 6.3 yards per carry with eight touchdowns.
Defensively, the Tide are limiting their opponents to just 17.5 points per game defensively to rank 25th in the country, though they clearly aren’t one of the perennially powerful units that Nick Saban generally produces.
My Expert Georgia vs Alabama Game Analysis and Pick
57 percent of the betting public likes Georgia and I agree with the majority of college football bettors on this Week 5 thriller and here’s why. First and foremost, Georgia has the best quarterback in this pairing in the more experienced Greyson Lambert. Not only that, but the Bulldogs also have the best overall player on the field in this contest in gifted running back Nick Chubb, a player that I expect to become a star at the next level as well,
Last but not least, I’m not real impressed with Alabama on either side of the ball this season and genuinely believe that Georgia is the better team coming into this important home date. Combine all of this with the fact that the Bulldogs are playing at home and it’s easy to see why the Bulldogs are slight home favorites in this SEC showdown.
Alabama has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and an identical 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games. Conversely, Georgia is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games. The Bulldogs and their fans are going to be in an absolute frenzy both before – and after they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Pick: Georgia 27 Alabama 21