CFP Championship Game Betting Preview

Can the Georgia Bulldogs finally get the best of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, or are the Crimson Tide headed for their second straight national title?

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Bulldogs are slim 3-point favorites. According to the trends, that may not be good news for the Bulldogs as Georgia has lost three straight against Alabama when favored.

Bulldogs have lost last 3 as favorite over Crimson Tide

Georgia was 13-1 straight up and 9-5 against the spread this season. In their semifinal matchup in the Cotton Bowl, the Bulldogs defeated the Michigan Wolverines 34-11 as 7.5-point favorites.

In their last 18 games, the Bulldogs are 17-1 SU with an 11-7 ATS record. That lone loss came earlier this season against Alabama in the SEC championship game. Georgia was a 6-point favorite and lost 41-24. Georgia is also 15-1 SU in its last 16 games against teams with winning records. Again, that one loss came against Alabama.

For totals bettors, Georgia is 3-2 OVER in its last five, and 7-3 UNDER in the last 10.

Alabama was 13-1 SU and 8-6 ATS this season. In their semifinal matchup in the Orange Bowl, the Crimson Tide defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6 as 13-point favorites.

Favorite is 4-3 straight up since CFP format’s inception

The Crimson Tide have won eight straight with a 5-3 ATS record. In their last 28 games, they are 27-1 SU and 18-10 ATS. As an underdog, Alabama has been a solid bet lately, at 5-1 SU in its last six games. As an underdog in postseason games, Alabama is 3-3 SU and ATS in the last six.

In this matchup, Alabama has dominated with seven straight wins over Georgia and a 4-2-1 ATS record. The teams also met up for the national championship in 2018. In that game, Alabama won 26-23 as a 3-point favorite to deliver a PUSH for spread bettors. For totals bettors, the OVER is 9-1 in the last 10 matchups between Georgia and Alabama.

In last year’s national championship game, Alabama was a 9.5-point favorite vs the Ohio State Buckeyes and rolled to a 52-24 win. In the title game, the favored team is 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS in the last four games. Since the College Football Playoff system was introduced, the favored team is 4-3 SU and 2-4-1 ATS in the title game.