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

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 2, 2018 in

The Georgia Bulldogs are in the College Football Championship Game after a complete thriller in the Semi Final on Monday. The Rose Bowl was a thriller that went double overtime with the Bulldogs beating the Oklahoma Sooners. The Bulldogs blocked a kick and then scored a touchdown to win the game. The Bulldogs now come into the title game with a 13-1 record. The lone loss for the Bulldogs came to Auburn. They were able to get revenge on the Tigers in the SEC title game.

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

In the win over the Oklahoma Sooners, the run game for the Georgia Bulldogs was absolutely fantastic. Sony Michel had a huge fumble in the game but made up for it with 181 yards and 3 touchdowns. Michel and Nick Chubb were unstoppable nearly all night. Chubb grabbed two touchdown runs on the night. The running game for Georgia was what carried them offensively all season long. The Bulldogs finished in the Top 10 with nearly 265 yards per game on the ground. The offense scored 35 points per game as well.

The Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm has been a great manager all season long. The quarterback threw for 21 touchdowns during the regular season. The Bulldogs were not known for their ability to pass the football with just 170 yards per game via the air. Javon Wims was the top receiver for the Bulldogs, as he finished with 6 touchdowns.

The defense for Georgia has been fantastic most of the season. The Bulldogs, of course, struggled giving up 48 points to Oklahoma but held Georgia Tech and Auburn to just a single touchdown in the final two regular-season games of the season. Before that, Auburn put up 40 on them in their lone loss. The Bulldogs allowed 13.2 points per game during the regular season.

The Bulldogs come in as the underdog at the 2018 College Football Championship Game.

The Bulldogs won the SEC East by two games over the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Kentucky Wildcats and Missouri Tigers were the only other teams in the SEC East that were .500 or above in conference play. Georgia during the non-conference season beat Appalachian State, Notre Dame, and Samford, while their November out of SEC play was a blowout win on the road at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Final Expert Analysis

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are the two biggest reasons to bet on the Georgia Bulldogs. The offensive line does a fantastic job opening up holes, but both of these guys will be playing in the National Football League. If the Bulldogs do not turn the ball over, they are going to have a great chance of coming away with a win. The Bulldogs will win if the game comes down to a running game. Fromm will have a tough time passing from behind to win the game for Georgia. Kirby Smart is in his second season, so he will be the underdog as the head coach in this game, but Smart has a pretty good idea how to handle the opponent in this College Football Championship game.