The fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will look to tame the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and cash in as favorites when the two longtime SEC rivals square off in the 2018 national championship on Monday, January 8, live from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Las Vegas college football oddsmakers have Alabama as 4-point betting favorites over Georiga to win the 2018 college football national title. The over/under is 47.5.
Alabama Vs Georgia 2018 College Football Championship Odds & Pick
What: College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T
Who: No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia
When: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Alabama -4
Bet Alabama To Win The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Because…
Alabama completely shut down top-ranked Clemson in their overpowering 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl semifinal on Monday night. The Tide got two TD passes from quarterback Jalen Hurts in the win but really, it was their overpowering defense that led them to victory. Alabama harassed Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant into two costly interceptions and held the Tigers to just 64 rushing yards and 188 total yards of offense in the dominating win.
Bet Georgia To Win The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Because…
No. 3 Georgia advanced to the national championship game since 1983 by getting past No. 2 Oklahoma 54-48 in double overtime in the Rose Bowl. After trailing 31-17 at the half, Georgia turned it on in the second half by outscoring the Sooners 28-14 and 9-3 in two overtimes to get the win. Running back Sonny Michel rushed for a stellar 181 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries in the win while fellow back Nick Chubb added 145 rushing yards and two scores on 14 carries. While Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson had a phenomenal game by rushing for a game-high 201 yards and two touchdowns, Georgia limited Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield to two TD passes and one interception.
2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Pick
The 2018 national championship game will mark the second time in seven seasons that two teams from the SEC will battle in the national championship. For the Bulldogs, it is their first chance to win a national championship since they lost to Pen State in their 1983 title game. Georgia’s last championship came back in 1980.
The Crimson Tide will be playing in their third straight title game and sixth in nine seasons. Alabama has gone 4-1 in its five most recent championship games and beat LSU 21-0 in that prior all-SEC meeting to win the title back in 2011.
For this contest, I’m going to urge you to back Alabama to beat Georgia and cover the chalk, mostly because I don’t see a Georgia offense that relies heavily on its rushing attack, to be able to have much success on the ground against an Alabama defense that won’t be nearly as generous as Oklahoma’s porous defense was in their semifinal matchup.
While Georgia will also likely limit Alabama from running wild, the Tide have the big edge at quarterback where Jalen Hurts is far more dangerous and experienced than Georgia’s Jake Fromm. If Alabama shut down a very good Clemson team in their semifinal matchup, I believe that Georgia is in for more of the same!
Pick: Alabama -4