2018 National Championship ATS Betting Preview & Pick

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 4, 2018 in

The Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide are set to get together in the NCAA Football 2018 National Championship from Atlanta. The Alabama Crimson Tide come into the game -4 over the Georgia Bulldogs, and we have the Against the Spread Pick for you as the big game approaches. Let’s take a look at the game.

2018 National Championship ATS Betting Preview & Pick

  • When: Monday, January 8, 2017, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 95.3 FM (Alabama) / 92.5 FM (Georgia)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • 2018 National Championship Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -4 (Over/Under at 47.5 points)

Why Bet on Georgia to Win the 2018 College Football Championship?

Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide are back in the national title game for the third straight season. Last season the Crimson Tide fell to Clemson in the title game, but they got revenge this season with a 24-6 win. The Crimson Tide lost just one game this season, and that came in the regular season finale to the Auburn Tigers. Alabama did not reach the SEC title game but got into the postseason over the Ohio State Buckeyes or the USC Trojans.

Kirby Smart is in his second season as the head coach at Georgia after leaving the Alabama staff. Smart has his team in the title game after winning the SEC title. The Bulldogs ran away with the East Division and then got revenge in a win over Auburn in the conference title game. Georgia and Oklahoma played an instant classic in the semifinal as the Bulldogs won 52-49 in the game.

The Georgia Bulldogs are known for their ability to run the football. Sony Michel and Nick Chubb are both going to be playing in the NFL sooner rather than later. Those two dominated in the win over the Sooners, with 6 total touchdowns between the two. During the regular season, Georgia rushed for 267 yards per game.

The defense was elite for much of the season but really struggled against an elite offense in Oklahoma. The defense of Georgia allowed opponents to score just 13.2 points per game.

Georgia is no favorite to win the 2018 National Championship.

The Crimson Tide have a well-rounded football team that can beat you in many ways. The defense for the Crimson Tide is the main cog, but the offense has plenty of weapons as well. Calvin Ridley is probably the biggest name of the bunch and will be an NFL receiver in the next couple seasons.

Expert Final Prediction

Damien Harris is the top running back, and compliments quarterback Jalen Hurts well. The Crimson Tide picked up just 194 yards per game via the air, but the run game picked up nearly 260 per game. The Crimson Tide defense that we discussed early ranked as the top unit in the country, allowing just 11.5 points per game.

Best of luck with all your College Football Championship Betting. Just one game left until the College Football action sits out for 7 months. Our Against the Spread pick is the Alabama Crimson Tide -4 over the Georgia Bulldogs. This game will be much like the game these two played back in 2015, where the Alabama Crimson Tide whipped the Georgia Bulldogs. Enjoy the game, and take down the sportsbooks!