5 Most Popular Bets and Prop Bets for CFP National Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia
College Football Playoff Championship Alabama vs. Georgia Most Popular Bets
Tonight's the best time of year for college football fans. The College Football Playoff will take place between the two very best teams in college football. It's not just the two best teams, but it's also a game and rematch between the two best SEC teams in the nation. Alabama knocked off Georgia in the SEC Championship game over a month ago and now Georgia will look for revenge in a game that means a little bit more than the SEC Championship game.
In the last meeting, Alabama gained over 500 yards of offense and scored over 40 points in a 41-24 victory. Here are the most popular bets for tonight's game via Bet MGM.
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Alabama vs. Georgia Most Popular Bets
Alabama +2.5 (+100)
The public is all over Alabama but the handle isn't. Alabama +2.5 is getting 61 percent of the bets but just 47 percent of the handle. That means that more handle is actually on Georgia at 53 percent. So while the public is putting smaller bets on Alabama, the big money is coming in on Georgia. This game could go either way. Georgia's defense never looked so bad until it faced Alabama. Meanwhile, you'd assume that Georgia will make adjustments for this game.
Over 52.5 (-110)
In the first meeting between these two teams, the total reached 65 points with Alabama earning over 500 yards of offense in that game. 71 percent of the bets at MGM are on the over 52.5 while 79 percent of the handle is on the over. The public and sharps both believe this game gets over. At the end of the day, both of these teams combined to score about 80 points per game this season, and both managed to combine for nearly 1,000 yards per game. I personally agree with the over. If Georgia couldn't stop Alabama the first time, I'm not sure what adjustments will work the second time.
Georgia by 7-12 Points (+400)
Georgia to win by 7-12 points is the most popular bet prop on MGM. Bettors think that if Georgia ends up winning this game, that the Bulldogs will win by at least one touchdown, but not by two touchdowns. These bets are tricky but if you can hit them, the payout is looking nice!
Alabama to win by 7+ Points and Over 46 Points (+400)
If you don't agree with going the Georgia route, plenty of other bettors are on Alabama to win by seven or more points and the total to go over 46 points. So now both of the top prop bets are bets on Alabama and Georgia at both +400. One of those two bets will absolutely lose. And if things work out in the sportsbook's favor, both bets could lose. With these kinds of bets, you're asking for a lot to go your way. At +400, it's worth a little risk though.
Brian Robinson to score 1st Touchdown (+600)
Everyone thinks Robinson will get involved more in the offense with John Metchie III out of the game. But if you look back at the SEC Championship Game, the Georgia Bulldogs did a great job defending against the run. Robinson rushed 16 times for 55 yards, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry. He also didn't have a touchdown in that game. Meanwhile, Bryce Young threw for 421 yards and three touchdowns while averaging nearly 10 yards per completion. I don't like this bet at all and think if Alabama scores the first touchdown, Jameson Williams could be the guy. We will see!
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