No need to adjust your monitor: Alabama is an underdog this weekend. The Crimson Tide have not been an underdog since 2015, when they were a 1-point underdog to Georgia (and rolled 38-10). This point spread (+6.5) is the largest that Alabama has faced since the 2008 SEC title game vs. Tim Tebow and the Gators.
Prior to last week’s results, Georgia was holding steady as a 3-point favorite in this matchup for a couple weeks. But after the Crimson Tide struggled with Auburn and the subsequent questions surrounding Alabama’s running back situation, the point spread has risen to 6.5. Has it moved too far? Perhaps.
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James Bunting is a former sports book manager and has written for a number of national outlets over the last decade, in addition to analyzing the odds for WagerTalk.