Alabama vs Georgia National Championship Picks and Predictions 1/8/2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the National Championship game. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 4 point favorites. The Crimson Tide have an ATS record of 6-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-8-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 6-8-0 and they are 10-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-7-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Bulldogs are 10-4-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/19/17 LB Dylan Moses Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 WR Donnie Lee Jr. Dismissed is out for season
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
01/01/18 DB Nigel Knott Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs. Georgia
01/01/18 DB Hootie Jones Knee is "?" Monday vs. Georgia
01/01/18 OL Lester Cotton Knee left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Georgia
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
11/04/17 LB Rashad Roundtree Concussion is out indefinitely
01/02/18 TE Charlie Woerner Ankle is "?" Monday vs Alabama
01/01/18 DB Deangelo Gibbs Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs. Alabama
01/01/18 WR Jayson Stanley Possible Suspension is "?" Monday vs. Alabama
01/01/18 DB Latavious Brini Disciplinary is "?" Monday vs. Alabama
01/01/18 LB Natrez Patrick Suspension is "?" Monday vs. Alabama
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 469. They have run 809 plays this season for 5,650 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 7 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 275 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 3,184 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the country. They've run 532 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 61 times for 518 yards so far this season, which has them 98th in the nation in penalties. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 2,125 yards this season. He has completed 152 passes on 248 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.1. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 138. They have surrendered a total of 3,107 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 196 passes on 358 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, placing them 31st and 43rd in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 1,964 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 408 attempts for 1,144 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 52 penalties for 361 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 30. They've accumulated 233 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 59th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 348 yards on special teams, ranking 128th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 23 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,230. The Alabama Crimson Tide have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 16, which is 33rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 59 for 59 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,822 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 3,426 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the nation. They've run 594 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 83 times for 731 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 454. They have run 839 plays this year for 5,637 yards, which ranks them 98th in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Bulldogs average 6.7 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 268 1st downs this season, ranking them 40th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Fromm has completed 165 throws while attempting 259 passes for a completion percentage of 63.7%. He has passed for 2,383 yards this year. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 9.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 166.4.
The Georgia Bulldogs rush defense has given up 423 attempts for 1,464 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the country against the run. They have had 72 penalties for 549 yards on defense this year. That places them 34th in Division 1. Georgia is 4th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 172. They have given up a total of 3,522 yards on D, which is 6th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 203 throws on 369 attempts against the Georgia defense this season, ranking them 42nd and 60th in the country. The Georgia Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,058 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Bulldogs have tried 18 field goals this year and made 16, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Georgia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 56 for 56 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,180 yards on 49 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average. Georgia is 20th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 228 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 41st in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 517 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,382.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +4
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