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Opening 2021 SEC Championship Game Odds – Georgia 6.5-Point Favorites vs Alabama in Atlanta

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in College Football

Nov 28, 2021 · 11:45 AM PST

Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis being lifted into the air by teammates.
Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis (99) is lifted into the air by running back Zamir White (3) and offensive lineman Justin Shaffer (54) after scoring a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Athens, Ga.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • No. 1 Georgia faces No. 3 Alabama in the SEC Title game on Saturday, December 4th
  • The Bulldogs have opened as touchdown favorites at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Read below for Georgia vs Alabama odds, spread and projected line movement

The No . 1 Georgia Bulldogs (12-0) will put their undefeated season on the line when they face the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, December 4th. Kickoff is 4:00 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Bulldogs have opened as 6.5-point favorites over the Crimson Tide in Atlanta. The game total is set at 50.5 with Kirby Smart’s team looking to beat the Crimson Tide for the first time since 2007.

Let’s take a look at the opening odds for Georgia vs Alabama and analyze which direction the line is likely to move.

Georgia vs Alabama Opening Spread/Odds/Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Georgia Bulldogs -6.5 (-110) -255 O 50.5 (-110)
Alabama Crimson Tide +6.5  (-110) +205 U 50.5 (-110)

Odds as of November 28th at DraftKings.

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Bulldogs Are Undisputed No. 1

Georgia will enter the 2021 SEC Championship game as the undisputed No. 1 team in the country. The Bulldogs concluded their regular-season schedule with a perfect 12-0 record after beating up Georgia Tech in Week 13. UGA’s defense shutout the Yellow Jackets’ offense in a dominant 45-0 victory.

This was a great performance by Georgia with Alabama looming. The Bulldogs covered the large 35.5-point spread and weren’t caught looking ahead to the Crimson Tide. QB Stetson Bennett passed for 255 yards and four TDs as Georgia outgained Georgia Tech 463-166 in total yardage.

There was some important injury news from the game, as star receiver George Pickens made his return and had his first reception of the season. It wasn’t all positive for UGA, however, as WR and punt returner Kearis Jackson went down with a rib injury in the first quarter, while LT Jamaree Salyer (foot) missed his third straight game.

Tide Survive Iron Bowl

Alabama remains in the hunt for the CFP after narrowly edging out Auburn in the 2021 Iron Bowl. The Tide were down 10-3 to the Tigers late in the fourth quarter, but Bryce Young led the team on a 12-play, 97-yard touchdown drive to tie the game. Alabama went on to win on to defeat Auburn in four overtimes.

This is the second straight week Alabama has struggled with an inferior opponent. The Tide have been 20.5-point favorites in back-to-back weeks against Arkansas and Auburn, but didn’t come close to covering either time. Alabama gave up 35 points and 468 yards to the Razorbacks in a seven-point win last weekend.

While Alabama hasn’t looked like a National Title contender over the last several weeks, their CFP hopes rest in Atlanta. Having already suffered an upset loss to Texas A&M, the Tide need to put up a great fight against UGA to impress the playoff committee. Saban’s team is aiming to make the CFP for the sixth time in seven years.

Georgia vs Alabama Expected Line Movement

The Georgia vs Alabama odds list the Crimson Tide in their largest underdog underdog role since the 2008 SEC Championship game vs Florida. Alabama was a 10-point underdog against the Gators and narrowly missed covered the spread in a 31-20 loss.

The last time Alabama was an underdog was against Georgia in 2015. The Tide were a one-point dog and won outright against the Bulldogs 38-10. Alabama has dominated this rivalry of late, winning the last six meetings. Georgia, however, has covered the spread in two of the last three battles.

While Alabama has owned this rivalry and boasts the best coach in college football, Georgia is in a class of its own this season. UGA’s defense is only allowing a mind-boggling 6.92 points per game. The Bulldogs are 8-4 ATS and should receive most of the public money leading up to kickoff in Atlanta.

If you like the Tide as underdogs in the SEC Championship, wait and see if this line gets past that key number of seven. Alabama has barely been squeaking past inferior opponents, so it’s likely they’ll become heavier underdogs against the undisputed No. 1 team in the nation.

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