Alabama at Georgia SEC Championship Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue for the SEC Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 10.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-5-1. The Crimson Tide are 8-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 7-4-1.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-4-1 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
11/25/18 T Cade Mays Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
11/25/18 DT DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
11/25/18 LB David Marshall Foot is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
11/25/18 DE Justin Young Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
11/25/18 T Kendall Baker Knee is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
11/25/18 LB Monty Rice Foot is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
08/19/18 RB Zamir White ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide have run for 2,471 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the nation. They've run 463 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 70 times for 640 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in Division 1 in points scored with 588. They have run 803 plays this year for 6,456 yards, which ranks them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 8 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 299 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Tua Tagovailoa has completed 189 throws while attempting 269 passes for a completion percentage of 70.3%. He has passed for 3,189 yards this year. He averages 14.2 adjusted yards per throw and 11.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 212.5.
The Crimson Tide rush defense has given up 413 attempts for 1,379 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 659 yards on defense this year. That places them 70th in Division 1. Alabama is 3rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 166. They have given up a total of 3,397 yards on D, which is 7th in the nation. The Crimson Tide are 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 180 throws on 356 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, ranking them 16th and 56th in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,018 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have tried 18 field goals this year and made 13, which is 56th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 71 for 79 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,145 yards on 34 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That ranks them 129th in the NCAA in punting average. Alabama is 71st in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 208 punt return yards and average 13.8 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 24 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,157.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 481. They have run 778 plays this season for 5,777 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Bulldogs average 7.4 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 288 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia has run for 3,125 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the country. They've run 496 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 68 times for 595 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the nation in penalties. Jake Fromm has thrown for 2,236 yards this season. He has completed 161 passes on 233 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 179.4. He averages 9.6 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia is 11th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 206. They have surrendered a total of 3,642 yards on D, which is 18th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 221 passes on 361 attempts against the Georgia defense this season, placing them 67th and 60th in the country. The Georgia Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 2,101 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 389 attempts for 1,541 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 58 penalties for 455 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 350 punt return yards and average 17.5 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 362 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The Georgia Bulldogs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,490. The Bulldogs have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 19, which is 11th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Georgia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 58 for 58 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,354 yards on 32 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -10.5
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