Georgia vs. Alabama Odds: Updated Spread, Total for 2021 SEC Championship Game
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- Betting action on the 2021 SEC Championship Game has made Georgia an even bigger favorite over Alabama.
- The Bulldogs opened at -3.5 several weeks ago, were -5.5 at FanDuel on Saturday night, and are up to -6.5 on Sunday morning.
Georgia vs. Alabama Odds
|Time||Saturday, 4 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel, updated Monday morning. Get up-to-the-minute college football odds here.|
Does it get any better than this?
The Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game.
The Dawgs are a 6.5-point favorite at FanDuel, up one point from Saturday night and three points from several weeks ago.
SEC Title Game Odds Comparison
Updated Monday morning
The entire betting market has moved to Georgia -6.5, after some books opened at -5.5 and -6 on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Alabama dispatched of Georgia 41-24 in the 2020 regular season, but these are much different teams and much different circumstances.
It’s also the first meeting in the conference title game between these two teams since 2018, when Alabama stormed back to win 35-28 — the Justin Fields Fake Punt Game, if you will.
Alabama started the season as the No. 1 team in our power ratings, but Georgia closed the gap by the end of September and surpassed the Tide in early October.
Sportsbooks posted lookahead lines on this game a few weeks ago and made Georgia a 3.5-point favorite, two points lower than FanDuel’s opener on Saturday night after Alabama beat Auburn in four overtimes and Georgia blew out Georgia Tech.
The Action Network power ratings make Georgia a 7-point favorite in this game.
How Georgia Got Here
|Preseason SEC Odds||+260|
|Power Rating Rank||1st|
Oddsmakers tabbed Georgia the new title favorite after Week 6 and the Dawgs never looked back.
Kirby Smart’s undefeated Bulldogs got the job done with defense, which led the nation in a bevy of categories. The Bulldogs, who shut out Georgia Tech in the regular-season finale, didn’t allow more than 17 points in a single game.
Naturally, Georgia finished tops in our power ratings, establishing itself as the clear-cut team to beat from virtually the start.
Quarterback J.T. Daniels was slated to be the game-changer under center, but it was Stetson Bennett who did the bulk of the damage.
After posting four touchdowns and zero picks against the Yellow Jackets, Bennett clocked out of the regular season with 21 and five, respectively.
Georgia’s offense also features a plethora of skilled backs. James Cook and Zamir White in particular saw the lion’s share, combining for close to 1,300 rushing yards and 17 total scores on the ground.
The Bulldogs are 8-4 against the spread (ATS) this season.
They’re looking to get back to the national title game, last appearing in the 2017 season. Georgia finished runner-up to the Crimson Tide that year after losing in overtime.
How Alabama Got Here
|Preseason SEC Odds||-140|
|Power Rating Rank||2nd|
Alabama has found their way into the SEC Championship Game once again. Although, it hasn’t been a perfect season for Nick Saban and company by any means.
The Crimson Tide have one loss, on the road at Texas A&M, and they have struggled on the road for most of the season. Alabama went 6-6 ATS on the season and 2-3 on the road.
The Tide needed quadruple overtime to beat Auburn on the road this past week.
Alabama is led by freshman quarterback Bryce Young, who wasted no time getting adapted to college football after getting his first career start against Miami as the first game of the season. He totaled 3,584 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Young is the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy. He is currently listed at -200 on DraftKings to win the award that goes to the best player in all of college football.
Alabama is not just Young, of course — the team is stacked with 5-star talent across the board after having to replace much of their offensive talent after last season. Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams led the team in receiving yards with 1,218 and 12 touchdowns.
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