The Georgia Bulldogs head to Atlanta for the second straight week, but this time it’s to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 SEC Championship.
Georgia is looking to stay undefeated and move to 13-0 for the first time in school history.
It’s finally time for the epic showdown Dawg fans everywhere have been waiting on. All year long, we knew Alabama was who we would see on Dec. 4th for this game. While other SEC West teams attempted to make it to Atlanta, the Tide stood firm.
While this game will feature two of college football’s best, if one loses, they will likely be out, and if the other loses, they will likely still be in it, and it’s not who it usually is.
If Georgia wins, they’re in the College Football Playoffs and will likely eliminate Alabama, but if the Tide wins, the Dawgs are still in because they did their job during the regular season.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide odds for Week 14
Welcome to conference championship week, where the champion earns bragging rights for the next 365 days. According to the latest odds from WynnBET, Georgia comes into this game as a 6.5 point favorite over the Crimson Tide.
WynnBET currently lists the over/under for this matchup at 50 points if you like betting totals.
Last week the Dawgs handled in-state rival Georgia Tech 45-0, cruising through another game without even batting an eye.
Georgia made history in Atlanta last week, going 12-0 in the regular season for the first time since 1980, and they also have the longest winning streak in college football at 16 games.
As for Alabama, they struggled against Auburn but won 24-22 in the first-ever overtime Iron Bowl. The Tigers had the game won but couldn’t find a way to run out the clock toward the end of the game, resulting in overtime and losing.
Through 12 games, the Dawgs are scoring 40.67 and giving up 6.92 points on average, while the Tide averages 42.67 points and gives up 19.92.
Georgia is a dominant team that has obliterated everyone in their path, and now they’ll have to take on the one team who has had their number for the last six meetings. Will this finally be the year the Dawgs get over the biggest hump of them all?
On paper, the Tide and the Dawgs are similar, both have explosive offenses and defenses that can enforce their wills on other teams, but there has been something about this Georgia team that continues to show it has no weaknesses. This week will be the test to see if that is true or not.
The Dawgs suffocated opponents during the regular season as teams average a total of 230.8 yards a game, with just 78.9 rushing yards a game and 2.5 yards a rush. Through the air, opponents average 151.92 yards and 4.93 yards an attempt.
Georgia has given up just 83 points all season — through 12 games. That number is elite and mirrors a similar one to the 2011 Alabama squad.
While Alabama hasn’t been as tough, they hold opponents to 80.8 yards on the ground, averaging 2.4 yards a carry, and through the air, they average 213.50 yards and 7.04 yards an attempt.
Offensively, these two teams are pretty similar. The Dawgs have a pretty balanced offense attack as they average 202.5 rushing yards, 5.4 yards a carry, 240.25 passing yards, 9.55 yards an attempt and 442.3 total offensive yards a game.
Alabama averages 150.3 rushing yards, averaging 4.0 yards a touch, 341.83 passing yards, 9.28 yards an attempt and 492.2 total yards a game.
This 6.5-point spread seems closer than any other game Georgia has played this year, but given how these two teams have played in the past, it’s about right. However, Georgia hasn’t allowed a team to get close since the Dawgs beat Clemson by seven points.
Through 12 games, 11 of them were decided by 17 or more points, and 10 were won by at least 24 points.
Georgia has shut down teams and put up points all year long, making them one of the scariest teams in college football. Alabama has won games this year, but they aren’t doing it the same way Georgia has.
Taking this bet may seem like a bold move, but it’s time for the Dawgs to handle their business against Alabama for four quarters and beat the Tide. Take the bet because the Dawgs are covering.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide prediction for Week 14
Finally, the matchup we’ve all been waiting for since last year when Alabama beat Georgia 41-24.
Enough about the past, though, because neither team is the same as last year or any year before that.
This Georgia team has proven week-after-week they are the best team in the country, and if they want to continue to feel that way, it’s time for them to beat Alabama.
It’s time for head coach Kirby Smart to get over the hump and prove to the world he is a coach that can get it done. Alabama will be ready, and that team we all saw against Auburn isn’t showing up. Tide’s head coach Nick Saban knows that the playoffs could hold out a spot for them if they win.
So how does Georgia avoid having to play the Tide twice? The Dawgs need to come out and do what they’ve done all year long — enforce their will on the opponent and don’t give up until they quit.
Well, this Alabama team doesn’t know how to quit, so the Dawgs will just have to push until the clock reads 00:00.
Bryce Young is looking for his Heisman Trophy moment, and Georgia’s defense does not need to let him have it. This unit has stood tough all season long, Alabama is just another team, and that is how they need to look at them.
Don’t think about the past or anything else. Think about beating Alabama in Atlanta. Fans can worry about how this could be perfect revenge for the national title game a few years back in this same building. If the Dawgs win now, it’ll avenge that loss, and they will know it’s their time.
Georgia football finally gets over the hump of Alabama and proves it is their time to win it all. If the Dawgs can get by Alabama with a big win, there isn’t anyone left in college football who can beat them.
The Dawgs finally roll the Tide, 35-17. Yeah, Georgia wins another game by at least 17 points.