College Football Championship Odds
College football is one of the best and most volatile sports in America. Not every state has a professional sports team, so many people across the US latch onto their local college team with the hope that their team would have the chance to win the national championship. Now, some teams have better odds to win more than others, Alabama certainly has a better chance to win the national championship compared to Wyoming, but college football is not only about wins and losses.
College football is unlike any other sport because it is more about pageantry and history more than actually playing the sport of football. Every team has a marching band, fun colors, and super passionate fanbases. There’s just something about the crisp fall air smell mixed with the tailgates that makes college football one of the best sports in the U.S.
We’re onto the College Football Championship, and we’re all excited for a highly-anticipated Alabama vs. Georgia rematch. With both SEC teams loaded with talent and belief that they are the best team in the country, this game could be one for the ages.
College Football Championship Odds 2022
SEC: Alabama ()
It finally all came together for Alabama in their win over Georgia in the SEC Championship game. Bryce Young was spectacular, finishing with 421 yards and three touchdowns against what had been the best defense in the country. However, it wasn’t without incident, as it’s hard to imagine John Metchie’s torn ACL coming at a worse time for him personally and for the team. There’s no doubt it hurts this offense’s upside to be without Metchie, and of course, it also hurts his draft stock considerably. Jameson Williams finished with seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia, and he will need to be dominant in the Playoff for Alabama to survive offensively.
In its 27-6 win in the Semi-Final, the Tide showed their respect for a stacked Cincinnati secondary and ran the bulk of their offense on the ground. Brian Robinson Jr. racked up 198 yards on 25 carries and showed no lasting effects of the hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the year. Robinson was not a huge factor against Georgia in the first matchup between these teams, but he could be very important with Metchie’s injury limiting the passing offense somewhat. Alabama’s defense was also excellent in holding Cincinnati to just six points, their lowest output of the season by a considerable amount. Will Anderson Jr. led the way with two of the team’s six sacks of Desmond Ridder.
SEC: Georgia ()
For the first time all season, Georgia looked vulnerable against Alabama. They averaged just 3.6 YPC on the ground as their lack of a clear-cut dominant running back hurt their offense against the best defensive personnel they have faced all season. Stetson Bennett threw two interceptions, Georgia went just 3-12 on third down, and the Bulldogs scored just ten points outside the second quarter. Georgia’s defense still deserves to be considered the best in the country, as they were all season in terms of efficiency, points allowed, and most metrics you can find.
We’ve heard about Nakobe Dean and Jordan Davis being two of the best front seven talents in the country this season, but Derion Kendrick made the biggest impact in the Semi-Final game as he picked off Cade McNamara twice. The defense had a perfect game plan in limiting Michigan‘s run game and forcing McNamara to air out the offense, but that’s not nearly as viable a strategy against the superior talent of Bryce Young. Georgia’s defense has to be better than it was against Young the first time they played Alabama if they want to lift the championship trophy.