The SEC Championship Game is once again going to be one of the biggest college football games of the season. It will be the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide set to battle it out for a third straight season.
Georgia is coming into this game as the number one ranked team in the country, and they are also looking for a third straight national championship. The Bulldogs are a perfect 12-0 so far this season, but they haven’t been dominating teams this season like they have in the past.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are coming into this game with a record of 11-1, and they have been on a roll since an early loss to Texas. Alabama is going to have to win this game if they want any chance of sneaking into the College Football Playoffs.
Georgia is a 5.5-point betting favorite over Alabama on Saturday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia Must Get Stops
This Georgia football program has been absolutely dominant on defense over the past few seasons, but it hasn’t been the case so far in 2023. Georgia just allowed 23 points to a bad Georgia Tech team, and they have given up at least 17 points in four of their last five games.
Part of the reason that Georgia has been giving up points this season is that they have also been taking shots on offense. Quarterback Carson Beck has thrown for 3,495 yards this season, but he is going to be facing a great secondary in this game.
Look for Georgia to try to keep the ball on the ground a ton in this game, as they are going to try to win the game by keeping it in the 20s.
Alabama Finding Some Offense
It was a rough start to the season for the Alabama Crimson Tide, but this team is now on a roll on both sides of the football. Defense has always been a specialty for this season, but Alabama has now been lighting up the scoreboard.
Milroe has thrown for 2,526 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, and he has been getting better as the season has moved along. Alabama could be without running back Jase McClellan in this game, and that could create some issues.
Alabama knows that it’s best chance to upset Georgia is to throw the football deep, and that is going to be the strategy that they employ for this matchup in the SEC Championship Game.
Crimson Tide Roll to Upset Win
The Georgia Bulldogs are trying to clinch a spot in college football history with a third straight national championship. This Georgia team has been allowing opponents to hang around too often this season though, and that is going to come back and cost them in this game.
Alabama has been getting tremendous play from Jalen Milroe over the last few weekends, and this offense is going to have a big game in this one. This Crimson Tide defense will have a chp on their shoulder in this game, and they will come up with some big stops.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide to pull off the upset to win the SEC Championship Game is the way to go in this matchup.