Free National Championship Football Expert Picks – Alabama vs Georgia Prediction
The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide battle it out for College Football’s biggest trophy. All eyes will be on the College Football National Championship game, which will be held in Atlanta on January 8. My NCAA college football expert pick is below and odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free college football picks instead of paying for them.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs Predictions
The Crimson Tide enter this game after getting revenge against Clemson in their first playoff game. Alabama came out rolling against the Tigers and never looked back. Alabama got 261 total yards and Jalen Hurts had two passing touchdowns as the Crimson Tide won 24-6. Clemson was held to just 188 yards and they had two turnovers. Alabama will need to ride all that momentum into their next game as they play a hot Georgia team.
Georgia enters this game after going toe-to-toe with arguably the best offense in College Football. Georgia found themselves winning a shootout against Oklahoma by a final score of 54-48. Jake Fromm played solid at Quarterback, but it was the Bulldog’s running backs that stole the show. Nick Chubb ran for 145 yards and scored two touchdowns. Sony Michel ran for 181 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns. Michel also had 41 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. If the Bulldogs can run successfully against Alabama, the Crimson Tide will find themselves in trouble.
Alabama’s defense put up a much better performance in the playoff game, but overall both Georgia and Alabama have even defenses. Alabama has allowed an average of 253.5 yards per game and they have forced 1.7 turnovers per game. The key to Alabama’s defense is that they only allow 92.8 rushing yards per game. That defense will face its hardest test of the season against Georgia’s lethal running game.
Alabama Crimson Tide -3 ½ (-110) at Georgia Bulldogs +3 ½ (-110)
Georgia’s defense has played solid this season. They have allowed around 289.5 yards per game and forced 1.4 turnovers. Clemson’s defense shut down the Alabama offense most of the game and Georgia will need to do the same thing. If Georgia could control the time of possession battle so I believe that Georgia will win the game.
Georgia is going to get a slight homefield advantage as this game will be held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. If the crowd can give solid support to the Bulldogs, it could give them some momentum to ride throughout the game. Alabama is the more experienced team in these situations. Alabama has played in two-straight National Championship games. Last season the Bulldogs won the Liberty Bowl against TCU. If Georgia plays with nerves, then Alabama could end up exploiting it.
The Bulldogs have been on a magical run this season. Last season Georgia finished out 8-5. One year later they have a chance to play for the National Championship. Alabama’s offense did not look great last week. The Crimson Tide’s defense looks like it could be exploited with a good rushing attack. The Bulldogs have just that. Georgia’s offense has been running on all cylinders recently. Alabama is laying three and a half points in this game. In what could be an exciting finish, I like Georgia to pull off the upset or at least keep it close enough.