Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs SEC Championship Betting Odds:
vs. Georgia +13(-102)
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Alabama vs. Georgia Pick:
Tua Tagovailoa has put up some juggernaut numbers on the board. And note that he has gotten benched multiple times because games are already out of hand going into the second-half. Hurts has gotten work as the backup simply because the starters have rested. Even with that, Tua has registered 36 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. He also has 211 yards rushing and an additional 5 touchdowns on the ground.
Kyle Murray should be in consideration, but that’s as far as it would go for me. Up to this point, the best defense that Alabama have played is Mississippi State. The Bulldogs held them to just 24 points, the lowest point total for the Crimson Tide this season.
Tagovailoa looked ordinary with 164 yards and a touchdown and interception. He rushed for -24 yards, as the Mississippi State were able to frustrate their offensive line. Remember that tackles behind the line of scrimmage get chalked up as a rushing loss in college. Mississippi State are a ground team on offense, though, which ran right into Alabama’s strength.
Georgia has a capable defense as well. They are 12th in the nation with 304 yards allowed per game. They’ve also allowed just 17.2 points per game. LSU is the outlier in their only loss of the year. The Tigers rolled up Georgia for 36 points in a 36-16 game.
It’s going to take Fromm coming up big as well. I believe Fromm is going to be up for the challenge. He has thrown 11 touchdowns and only 1 interception in the last five games. This was against some good defenses as well, including Florida and Kentucky. The combination of him and D’Andre Smith have been a potent force. Smith is carrying the rock for 7 yards per carry a season after they had Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
With all the attention on Tua Tagovailoa in the SEC Championship, expect Fromm to take some of the spotlight away. In a season that Alabama has bulldozed the competition, look for Georgia to play Alabama tight for the second time in just less than two years. They still have the National Championship loss fresh in their minds, and while it won’t be easy to win, the Bulldogs should keep it close with Fromm.