The 2018 college football season has been filled with exciting games, unexpected upsets and the best of both worlds in terms of betting odds. The Ohio State Buckeyes were expected to win their first national championship since 2002 at one point this year but ultimately fell short when they lost a game against Purdue on November 10th. They still manage to finish as the fourth-ranked team overall which was largely due to how well they did at home where they went 12-1 this past season according to ESPN’s Home Team Wins metric.
The “2018 national championship” is the year that college football will crown a champion. The odds of winning are listed below for each team.
Georgia is a three-point favorite against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship game as of Wednesday. It’s the third time Alabama has been the underdog since 2010. Alabama had won by at least 17 points each of the previous two occasions, and both times it was against Georgia.
In the first encounter, Alabama was a six-point underdog. It ended Alabama’s 92-game winning run, the longest by any club since the FBS/FCS split in 1978. From the first encounter, the total has also increased by three points.
This Season’s Georgia-Alabama Matchup Odds
|Dec. 4||UGA -6||49|
|Jan. 10||UGA -3||51.5|
Under Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets, Alabama is 6-4 straight up and 6-3-1 ATS as an underdog, including 5-1 straight up and ATS since his second season in 2008.
Under Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets, Alabama is the underdog.
|2021||Georgia vs. 3||+3||?|
|2021||Georgia versus. 1||+6.5||Won 41-24|
|2015||at 8 o’clock Georgia||+1||Won 38-10|
|2009||1 vs. Florida||+5||Won 32-13|
|2008||Florida, at 2||+10||31-20 defeat|
|2008||3 o’clock Georgia||+6.5||Won 41-30|
|2008||Clemson is ranked ninth in the country.||+4.5||Won 34-10|
|2007||Auburn, at 25||+6||17-10 defeat|
|2007||3 LSU||+7||41-34 defeat|
|2007||Tennessee is number twenty.||+1||Won 41-17|
|2007||at Florida State University||+2||21-14 defeat|
|Ohio State is a university in the state of Ohio||16|
|Boise State University||18|
Both clubs have been favorites throughout the season. At Caesars Sportsbook, Alabama and Georgia have swapped as the college football betting favorites throughout the season.
This Season’s CFB Betting Favorites
|9th of October, it was first opened.||Alabama|
|10 oct. – 4 oct.||Georgia|
Georgia’s championship chances peaked at 10-1 in May, and they opened the season with a +750 win probability. In the SEC championship game, Alabama’s odds were as high as +650.
|the beginning of the season||+750||+260|
|After the sixth week,||+130||+200|
|Before the SEC championship game||-220||+650|
|The playoffs have begun.||+135||+120|
Six teams have met in bowl games after playing during the regular season since 2008. The teams who won the first meeting went 1-5 ATS in the second meeting, including LSU’s defeat to Alabama in the 2011 national title game.
When playing a team for the second time in a single season, Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets is 3-0 straight up and ATS (1-0 with Alabama, 2-0 with LSU).
The No. 1 team (Alabama) has been an underdog against a team it defeated during the regular season for the third time since the FBS/FCS split in 1978. (Georgia). The favored lower-ranked club had won in a landslide the previous two occasions.
|Alabama in the year 2021||+3||3 Georgia||?|
|2011 LSU||+1.5||2 Alabama||Lost 21-0|
|Florida State University, 1996||+3.5||3 Florida||52-20 defeat|
The last time the AP No. 1 team was an underdog was Nov. 9, 2019 when No. 1 LSU was a 5-point underdog at No. 2 Alabama. LSU won 46-41. Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets has been the underdog with the AP No. 1 team only one time in his career. Alabama was a 10-point underdog to No. 2 Florida in the 2008 SEC championship game and 31-20 defeat. Favorites have covered in the national championship game in two straight years after going 0-5 ATS in the first five years of the playoff.
Since 2014, favorites in the National Championship Game (Playoff Era)
Alabama is attempting to become the third team to win a national title despite being a preseason betting favorite since 2001. (2017 Alabama, 2004 USC). In that time, preseason favorites have gone 2-6 straight up and 1-7 ATS in championship games, including 0-4 ATS in the College Football Playoff era.
At Georgia, Smart, Kirby is 45-34-1 ATS. The underdogs have a 43-36-1 record. In bowl games, he is 5-2 ATS. Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets has a lifetime ATS record of 112-87-5 at Alabama. The score is 101-97-4 in favor of the underdogs. In bowl games, he is 11-9 ATS.
They are two of the top five current Power 5 coaches in terms of ATS throughout the course of their careers (min. three seasons).
Active Power 5 Coach with a Minimum of 3 Seasons with the Best ATS Percentage
|Matt Campbell is a writer who lives in the United||71-52-3||.577|
|Nick Saban is the head coach of the New York Jets||182-138-5||.569|
In the previous ten encounters, the over is 9-1, including 4-0 in the last four.
Smart, Kirby is 8-2-1 ATS when the line falls between +3 and -3.
In the previous two seasons, Alabama is 4-1 ATS versus top-5 opponents (three straight covers).
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