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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs have separated themselves from the pack within their respective divisions over the past several years. The SEC powers will go head-to-head on Saturday as No. 2 Alabama (3-0) hosts No. 3 Georgia (3-0) at Bryant-Denny Stadium for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS. Nick Saban, who initially tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, will be on the sideline after three consecutive negative tests. Georgia is 2-1 against the spread this season, while Alabama is 1-2. 

William Hill lists the Tide as six-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Georgia odds. Alabama opened at -6.5, but that line dropped as low as -4 when it looked like Saban would miss the game. The over-under for total points expected is 57.5. Before making any Georgia vs. Alabama picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Georgia. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Georgia vs. Alabama:

  • Alabama vs. Georgia spread: Alabama -6
  • Alabama vs. Georgia over-under: 57.5 points
  • Alabama vs. Georgia money line: Alabama -215, Georgia +185
  • UGA: The Bulldogs are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings in this series.
  • ALA: The Tide have covered six straight games when coming off an ATS defeat. 

Why Alabama can cover

The Crimson Tide have one of the nation's most efficient offenses and quarterback Mac Jones has clearly built off the confidence he gained filling in for Tua Tagovailoa late last season. Jones is completing 79.5 percent of his passes for 1,101 yards and eight touchdowns with just one interception through the first three weeks of the season. He's averaging an impressive 13.3 yards per pass attempt.

Jaylen Waddle, Devonta Smith and John Metchie III all have at least 298 yards receiving and two touchdowns this season. If the Alabama offensive line can give Jones time, it will be tough even for Georgia's strong secondary to keep up with that trio in space. Meanwhile, running back Najee Harris has rushed for 10 touchdowns already in three games and Alabama's playmaking ability on the offensive side of the ball is miles ahead of anybody else that Georgia has played.

Why Georgia can cover

Veteran leadership plays a huge role in the success of Georgia's defense, and senior All-American safety Richard LeCounte has become a staple of the program's reemergence to annual prominence. LeCounte was the first commit under coach Kirby Smart and has been on the field for the recent memorable matchups, including the SEC title and national championship games.

Of course, the Bulldogs came up short in those contests and LeCounte's class has yet to register a win over Alabama. In what could be their last chance to end that streak, the safety told the media this week that Georgia's defensive veterans are confident they can have success against Alabama. He said film study suggests most opponents get flustered and overwhelmed by the Tide's various formations and sets. But the Bulldogs defense, he said, prides itself on poise and preparation, limiting big plays with an approach that keeps the offense in front of them.

How to make Alabama vs. Georgia picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, with both quarterbacks projected to throw for 250 or fewer yards. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine

So who wins Georgia vs. Alabama? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Alabama vs. Georgia spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,200 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.