Last Minute Betting on this Year’s National Championship
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The day has finally arrived in which NCAA sports betting fans find out who the best program in the nation truly is. This evening, college football playoff betting fans will have the opportunity to take advantage of some National Championship last minute betting lines. With the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs going head to head, there’s bound to be some intriguing action to take a shot at. Let’s take a look at some of the best lines for players to place some last minute bets on.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs – Monday, January 8th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Football Playoff Betting Lines:
Alabama Crimson Tide -3 ½ (-110) 45 ½ (-110) -178
Georgia Bulldogs +3 ½ (-110) 45 ½ (-110) +157
Unsurprisingly, football betting books have come out against the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs turned in a 13-1 record this season on their way to an SEC Championship over No. 4 Auburn. Additionally, Georgia had to overcome No. 2 Oklahoma to get here. In the end, the Bulldogs did just that in their memorable double overtime 54-48 triumph over the Sooners.
Comparatively, Bama has had an equally surprising journey. The Crimson Tide enters this title bout with a stellar 12-1 record that led to a 2nd place finish in the SEC West. It’s not every year that we get an all-SEC championship, but there’s no question that this matchup is good for the ratings. Ultimately, this is one championship you do not want to miss. So what are some National Championship last minute betting lines to take advantage of?
National Championship Last Minute Betting Options
Considering the odds on both teams, there are great bets to be made on both sides. However, this is not an easy game to predict (which is a good thing) and it will be up to the bettors’ as to who they should favor. Nevertheless, it should be stated that Bama has a statistical advantage in this matchup. The Crimson Tide averaged 37.9 points on offense this season, while at the same time giving up a slim 11.5 defensively. At the same time, Georgia’s 36.3 points offensively and 13.2 allotted defensively are inferior to Bama’s numbers.
On the Spread
Unquestionably, this is one of the better lines to take, if you happen to favor Georgia. Because the Bulldogs have posted a 10-4 ATS record this season, they should be favorites over Alabama on the spread. The reason being, Bama’s meager 6-7 against the spread record for the 2017-18 season. This evening the Bulldogs will have to cover a 3 ½ point spread, which they should have no problem doing. Even if you haven’t watched Georgia much this season, their numbers make this college football playoff betting fact pretty evident.
If you have mixed feelings about this year’s national title, this is the line you’re going to want to take. Ultimately this boils down to whether you think this will be a shootout between two high-powered offenses or a battle of blood between two hardened defenses. If you side with the latter, then you should take the under on the 45 ½ point prediction. If however, you believe the former, then you should take the over on this matchup.