Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (+2.5)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the location where the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) will try to beat the Georgia Bulldogs (13-1) on Saturday in the CFP National Championship. Alabama opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The total is 52.5.
The Georgia Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 13-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Bulldogs faced off with the Michigan Wolverines and walked away with a win by a score of 34-11. Zamir White was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 12 carries for 54 yards (4.5 yards per attempt). Stetson Bennett connected on 21/31 with 310 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 183.7 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 88 yds on 27 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yards per run surrendered. Georgia relinquished 18 pass completions on 36 tries for 237 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. For the game, they had 67 plays which gave them 518 yards. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball 35 different times and tallied 190 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry.
Regarding scoring, the Georgia Bulldogs are averaging 39.0 points per outing. As a unit they have an average of 194.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 33rd in Division 1. The Bulldogs have racked up 6,273 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Georgia has amassed 36 passing touchdowns and 28 touchdowns via the ground. Georgia has compiled 321 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 67 infractions for 581 yards. They have surrendered the football 15 times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Bulldogs have conceded 2,477 yards which has them sitting in 20th in Division 1. They have relinquished 176.9 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 55.8%. Overall, they have given up 259.4 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the nation. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 2.7 yards per run and 82.6 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,156 yards via the ground game in 14 outings. The Bulldogs rank 1st in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 9.6 points per contest.
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The Crimson Tide head into this matchup 13-1 this year. When they last played, the Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 27-6 when they played the Cincinnati Bearcats. Bryce Young (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 181 yds on 17/28 passing while his QB rating was 143.2. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.5. Brian Robinson Jr. carried the ball 26 times for 204 yds, ending the game with 7.8 yds per attempt for Alabama. Alabama ran the football for 6.4 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 301 yds on 47 carries. The Crimson Tide ended up finishing with 482 yds and they ran 75 plays (6.4 yards per play). The Crimson Tide pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 53.1%, relinquishing 144 yards on 17 for 32 through the air. Alabama conceded 26 run attempts for 74 yards (2.8 yards per rush).
The Alabama Crimson Tide average 494.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 6th in D-1. The Alabama offense has accrued 931 penalty yards on 99 violations, which is good for 12th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season to this point, the Crimson Tide have compiled 4,704 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 336.0 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 8th in Division 1. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Crimson Tide sit 3rd in D-1 by tallying 41.4 points per contest.
The Crimson Tide are giving up 19.2 PPG, which has them 13th in the country. Alabama has yielded a total of 1,133 yards rushing (80.9 yards per contest) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 269 total points. They have allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 217.6 yards/contest, which has them sitting 50th in D-1. The Crimson Tide defense has taken part in 899 plays, which ranks 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -2.5
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