The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide seek their eighth national title in the past 30 years when they face the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs on Jan. 10 in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide (13-1) defeated Cincinnati 27-6 in the semifinal on New Year’s Eve to earn the chance to defend their 2020 championship. They won the 1992 title under Gene Stallings and have won six since Nick Saban was hired in 2017. The Bulldogs (13-1) cruised to a 34-11 win against Michigan in their semifinal and they are seeking their first national championship since 1980. Alabama beat Georgia 41-24 in last month’s SEC title game and also edged the Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime at this stage following the 2017 season.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Caesars Sportsbook list the Bulldogs as three-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Georgia odds. The over-under for total points is set at 52.5. Before entering any Georgia vs. Alabama picks or CFP title game predictions, you’ll want to see the betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship game 2022. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds and trend for Georgia vs. Alabama:
Alabama vs. Georgia spread: Bulldogs -3Alabama vs. Georgia over-under: 52.5 pointsAlabama vs. Georgia money line: Crimson Tide +125, Bulldogs -145BAMA: Alabama is 49-35 ATS vs. ranked teams since Nick Saban was hired in 2007.UGA: Georgia is 21-13 ATS against ranked teams under Kirby Smart (since 2016)
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Why Alabama can cover
Alabama has been an underdog nine times under Saban and is 5-3-1 ATS. It dominated the last meeting, scoring 24 points in the second quarter and holding the Bulldogs to one TD in the second half. QB Bryce Young threw for 421 yards as Bama piled up 536 yards. The offense averages 495 per game (sixth in FBS) and scores 42.5 points (fourth). Young is second in the nation in passing TDs (46) and third in passing yards (4.503). Jameson Williams had 187 receiving yards in the SEC title game, and he had seven catches in the win against Cincinnati.
The Tide are 25-16 ATS in games at a neutral site since 2007, and the Bulldogs are likely to have trouble keeping Will Anderson Jr. out of the backfield. The sophomore leads the nation with 17.5 sacks, with 14.5 coming during his current run of at least one in eight straight games. LB Henry To’oTo’o also provides intense leadership and has a team-high 101 tackles and four sacks, while DB Jordan Battle has three interceptions, returning two of them for touchdowns. The Tide have picked off 15 passes, and it got two of those in the SEC title game victory.
Why Georgia can cover
Georgia is 13-6 against the spread in neutral-site games under coach Kirby Smart (since 2016), who spent nine years on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. He helped build the Tide defense and has built an equally impressive one at Georgia. The Bulldogs lead the nation in allowing 9.5 points per game. Georgia’s defense is effective against the pass (172.2 yards per game, third in FBS) and the run (82.2, fourth).
The Bulldogs are 9-5 against the spread, and the offense has plenty of talent. Quarterback Stetson Bennett can make plays with his arm (2,638 yards, 27 TDs, seven INTs) and legs (283 rushing yards). Tight end Brock Bowers is the top receiver, and he got 10 of his 52 catches and 139 of his 846 yards this season in the December matchup against Alabama. He has scored 12 times. Running backs Zamir White (772 yards, 10 TDs) and James Cook (920 total yards, 6.1 per carry) lead a run game that averaged 195 yards per game (30th in FBS).
How to make Georgia vs. Alabama picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 47 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick here.
So who wins Georgia vs. Alabama in the 2022 College Football National Championship game? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Alabama vs. Georgia spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a roll on its college football picks, and find out.