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College Football Handicapping: 2018 College Football Championship Game
(13-1) Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1)
Date: Monday January 8
Time: 9:000 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -4.5
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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I know there is a bit of an anti SEC sentiment for this one but I am excited about the game. It seems like we are getting the two best teams and it is not like this is a rematch of a game we have already seen this season. Hopefully we get a good one.
Alabama feels like a very known quantity heading into this one, especially after we saw them bludgeon Clemson.
Georgia less so, there is no doubting their talent but at the same time they feel more likely to not be ready for the moment.
Wow what a Rose Bowl. I think on a lot of levels it went as expected except for the fact that the Georgia defense was torched. So much for the cliche of great defense beating great offense.
Still it was exciting so lets hope Georgia still has something in the tank.
In terms of offense we knew Georgia would run the ball and boy did they ever – over 300 yards and almost 10 yards per carry. They are going to want to do that again this week but it will be much tougher. I was not alone in being impressed by the composure of Jake Fromm.
If Alabama shuts down the running game, I can see him being able to make the plays necessary to get a win.
There are two measures of good defense. By the first Georgia was a fail last week – over 40 points, but they stiffened in the second half and overtime to get the win and advance to the title game.
They still have great talent and speed all over that defense but it took them a while to figure out the Oklahoma offense. The results to do not mean this group was overrated.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama was methodical in beating Clemson in their semi-final. The defense was punishing but the offense hardly impressed. They were put in good situations by that defense but they did not make a lot of impact plays. Clemson is a very good defense so maybe Georgia can also limit the Tide when they have the ball.
Jalen Hurts has two touchdown passes but 120 yards is hardly an elite performance. The running game averaged less than four yards per carry as Alabama seemed to have an unimaginative gameplan.
The thing we don’t know is whether it was that way because Clemson wasn’t pushing them with their own lack of offense. It stands to reason the offense will need to be better to win another title.
The Crimson Tide defense was the story in the win over Clemson. The pressure they put on the quarterback made it hard for the Tigers to get anything done and I feel like they kind of spooked him a little. Kelly Bryant might be a junior but he was a first year starter, like Fromm.
If the Alabama defensive line is the best unit on the field again it will be hard to beat this team.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Crimson Tide last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
- Over is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 games in January.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
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Alabama was an easy install as the favourite for this one, even though it is sort of a home game for the Dawgs.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia +4.5
I think both teams are going to have their moments in this one. Georgia will be able to stymie Alabama a bit and get more offense than Clemson did.
I can see this one coming down to the final possession and thus am taking the points with Georgia. Alabama probably wins but its close.
College Football Championship Game Free Score Prediction: Alabama 33 – Georgia 30
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