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Alabama heavy betting favorite for SEC Championship Game

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-0 straight up in their last nine games against SEC opponents and 5-0 against the spread in their last five against SEC foes. The Crimson Tide will try to earn their fourth SEC championship in the last five years with a win this Saturday against the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs.

Alabama is a 13.5-point favorite in Atlanta at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the last four meetings between these two teams, the Crimson Tide are 4-0 SU and 2-1-1 ATS.

Georgia Bulldogs at Alabama Crimson Tide

When: Saturday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Betting Line / Total: Alabama -13.5 / 63 Points

Bulldogs vs. Crimson Tide OddsShark Matchup Report

Alabama Crimson Tide

The Iron Bowl just ended up being another day at the office for the Crimson Tide last Saturday. Alabama crushed Auburn 52-21, and Tua Tagovailoa likely locked up the Heisman Trophy with a sensational day of 324 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.

The Crimson Tide wrapped up their regular season with a 12-0 SU and 8-4 ATS record, destroying their opponents by an average margin of 35.3 points per game.

In seven games played in the month of December since 2009, Alabama is 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia bounced back from its road loss to the LSU Tigers with a 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS run down the stretch, winning all five of those games by at least two touchdowns.

Under head coach Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs have become an elite program as is evidenced by their 25-3 SU and 18-9-1 ATS record over their last 28 games. The Bulldogs will represent Alabama’s biggest test of the 2018 season to date.

Saturday night’s total is set at 63 points. The OVER is 6-1 in the last seven games between Georgia and Alabama.

The Tagovailoa era of Alabama football started in the second half of the National Championship Game last year thanks to the Georgia Bulldogs owning a 13-0 lead at the half over the Crimson Tide. Alabama went on to win that game 26-23 in overtime. Georgia will be chomping at the bit to get its shot at revenge against Nick Saban’s group this Saturday, but it will need to have a better plan for how to stop Tagovailoa this time around.

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