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National Championship Game - Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs 1/08/18 Predictions & Odds

CFP National Championship Game - #4 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) vs #3 Georgia  Bulldogs (13-1), Predictions and Odds, & Preview - Monday, January 8, 2018 

CFP National Championship Game Predictions and Odds
College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 PM ET
National Championship Game
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Aired on ESPN

The fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will square off against the third-seeded Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday night. Kick off time is scheduled for 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Oddsmakers currently have Alabama Crimson Tide listed as 3½-point favorite, with the total at 45.

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won the last three meetings and own a 38-24 edge in the all-time series with the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Crimson Tide will be playing in their third straight title game and sixth in nine seasons. Alabama is 4-1 in its previous five games. The Bulldogs will have their first opportunity at a title since the 1983 season, when they lost to Penn State. Georgia will look to claim their first national title since 1980.

This is the fourth year of the College Football Playoff.
2017: Clemson 35, Alabama 31 (Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.)
2016: Alabama 45, Clemson 40 (University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.)
2015: Ohio State 42, Oregon 20 (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)

Team records:
Alabama: 12-1 SU, 6-7 ATS
Georgia: 13-1 SU, 10-4 ATS

Alabama is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Georgia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games when playing Georgia

Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Georgia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia's last 9 games

Alabama is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
Georgia is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
Georgia is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
Road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Team Records

Last contest: Alabama was a 24-6 winner on the road against Tigers. They covered the -8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last contest: Georgia was a 54-48 winner on the road against Sooners. They covered the +2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (102) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last Meeting: Alabama won the last meeting against Georgia, a 38-10 victory at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2015

Weather: Game-time temperature: Around 40° - Cloudy, 30% chance of light rain. Winds 4-9 m.p.h. (Mercedes-Benz Stadium - retractable roof, Atlanta, Georgia)

The underdog has covered the spread in the last four meetings and five of the last six games have gone "over" the total.

This game will be a defensive battle with the outcome most likely coming down to the final minutes of play. Expect Georgia’s running game to be slowed down by Alabama’s strong run defense. Look for the Crimson Tide to take another Championship title.

Prediction: Alabama 31, Georgia 28

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