Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (+6.5)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the location where the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) will take on the Georgia Bulldogs (12-0) on Saturday. Alabama is 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under is 50.5.
The Georgia Bulldogs head into this matchup 12-0 this year. The last time they took the field, the Bulldogs faced off with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and took home the win by a score of 45-0. James Cook was the leader on the ground for the Bulldogs with 8 totes for 37 yards (4.6 yds per carry). Stetson Bennett connected on 14/20 with 255 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 243.1 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 98 yards on 35 tries, which calculates to 2.8 yards per run allowed. Georgia gave up 8 pass completions on 16 tries for a total of 68 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. In all, they tallied 50 plays which totaled 464 yards. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball 30 different times and tallied 209 yards, which is an average of 7.0 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring, the Georgia Bulldogs have an average of 40.7 points per game. As a team they're averaging 202.0 yards on the ground which is 24th in the nation. The Bulldogs currently have 5,308 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Georgia has earned 30 touchdowns through the air and 28 rushing touchdowns. Georgia has tallied 269 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 56 infractions for 463 yards. They have turned the ball over 14 different times.
In terms of passing yards, the Bulldogs have conceded 1,818 yds which has them sitting in 14th in D-1. They have conceded 151.5 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 55.8%. For the year, they have given up 230.9 yards per outing ranking them 13th in D-1. They have yielded 5 touchdowns by air in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 2.5 yards per run and 79.4 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 953 rushing yards through 12 outings. The Bulldogs rank 13th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 6.9 points per contest.
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The Crimson Tide head into this matchup 11-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Crimson Tide got the win with a final of 24-22 against the Auburn Tigers. Bryce Young (2 TDs) ended the contest with 317 yards on 25/51 passing while his quarterback rate was 110.3. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.2. Brian Robinson carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards, finishing the contest with 4.3 yds per attempt for Alabama. The Crimson Tide finished with 381 yards while they ran 88 plays (4.3 yards per play). Alabama ended up running for 1.8 yards per attempt, totaling 64 yds on 36 attempts. Alabama conceded 40 attempts on the ground for 22 yds (0.6 yds per rush). The Crimson Tide pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 65.4%, relinquishing 137 yards on 17 for 26 through the air.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 491.6 yards/contest, which has them sitting 7th in the country. The Alabama offense has accrued 810 yds of penalties on 88 violations, which has them sitting 22nd in the country in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season to this point, the Crimson Tide have thrown for 4,102 passing yards along with holding an average of 341.8 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 7th in Division 1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Crimson Tide are sitting 5th in the country averaging 42.7 points per game.
Alabama has allowed a total of 949 yards rushing (79.1 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have given up 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 213.4 yards per outing, which has them sitting 54th in D-1. The Crimson Tide defense has taken part in 763 plays, which is good for 34th in college football. The Crimson Tide are surrendering 19.9 PPG, which has them sitting 32nd in the country. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 239 points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -6.5
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