The Alabama Crimson Tide captured their 18th national championship by trouncing Ohio State 52-24 for the title last season, moving coach Nick Saban past the legendary Bear Bryant for most all-time with seven. Saban has won six of those with Alabama, with last year's being the third in six years. The 70-year-old looks to repeat for the second time in his career when the top-ranked Crimson Tide (13-1) collide with the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday in Indianapolis. Saban, who guided Alabama past Georgia for the title following the 2017 season, also led the team to back-to-back championships in 2011 and 2012.
Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia vs. Alabama odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 52.5. Before finalizing any Alabama vs. Georgia picks or CFP title game predictions, you'll want to see the betting advice from SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel.
Nagel is a Nevada-based handicapper with more than 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry. Since the start of the 2018 college football season, he is 207-174-6 on all college football picks, returning a profit of $1,497.
In addition, Nagel has been locked in on the tendencies of Georgia, going an astounding 16-3 in his last 19 picks involving the Bulldogs. Anyone who has followed his advice is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on Alabama vs. Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship game 2022. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several college football odds and trend for Georgia vs. Alabama:
- Georgia vs. Alabama spread: Bulldogs -2.5
- Georgia vs. Alabama over-under: 52.5 points
- Georgia vs. Alabama money line: Bulldogs -135, Crimson Tide +115
- UGA: The Bulldogs are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games away from home
- BAMA: The Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last six contests as underdogs
Why Georgia can cover
Stetson Bennett's overall numbers may not be overwhelming, but one you have to be impressed with is victories. The senior is 13-3 as a starting quarterback over his career, including a 10-1 mark this season. Bennett helped guide the Bulldogs to an historic 8-0 record during SEC play and post its first undefeated regular season (12-0) since 1982, when they went 11-0 before ending the campaign with a 27-23 loss to Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.
Bennett has posted back-to-back 300-yard performances -- his first two of the season -- and enters Monday with 2,638 yards with 27 touchdown passes. His top target is Brock Bowers, who leads Georgia with 52 receptions, 846 yards and 12 TD catches -- all single-season school records for a tight end. The freshman's dozen scoring receptions are the most in one campaign by a player at any position in program history, eclipsing the previous mark of 11 set in 2002 by wideout Terrence Edwards.
Why Alabama can cover
The Crimson Tide are third in the nation in scoring (41.4 points), sixth in total offense (494.6 yards) and eighth in passing (336) but rank an unspectacular 72nd in rushing (158.6). But that doesn't mean Brian Robinson Jr. should be taken lightly, as he is 18th in the country with 1,275 yards and tied for 19th with 14 touchdown runs. The fifth-year senior back needs 106 yards to overtake Johnny Musso (2,741) for 10th place on Alabama's all-time rushing list.
Robinson, who ran for eight scores during a four-game streak from Oct. 16-Nov. 13 but has gone four contests without reaching the end zone, already is tied with Tony Nathan for 10th in school history with 29 rushing TDs and trails Eddie Lacy by one for ninth place. Despite not scoring in Alabama's 27-6 victory against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, Robinson was a beast as he gained a career-high 204 yards on 26 carries. Alabama's defense is sixth in the country (299.8 yards) and third in sacks (46), with sophomore linebacker Will Anderson Jr. registering a nation-high 17.5 - including 14.5 during his current eight-game streak.
How to make Georgia vs. Alabama picks
Nagel is leaning over on the point total, and he also says one side of the spread is "too much of a value to pass up." You can only see the pick here.
So who will win Georgia vs. Alabama in the 2022 College Football National Championship game? And which side of the spread do you need to jump on now? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Alabama vs. Georgia spread you need to back, all from the expert who has nailed 16 of his last 19 Georgia picks.