NCAA Football Betting: No. 8 Alabama at No. 3 Georgia

September 24, 2008

The No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide visit the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in a battle of undefeated SEC rivals on Saturday night (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

Georgia is a 7-point favorite in NCAA Football betting odds at Sportingbet.com, which will also have Live Betting available for the game.

The Bulldogs have the upper hand head-to-head, going 3-1 SU and ATS over the past four meetings. The teams last squared off on Sept 22, 2007, when Georgia won 26-23 as 3-point road favorites.

Last Saturday, Javier Arenas and Justin Woodall scored on long interception returns for touchdowns as Alabama rolled to a 49-14 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Tide covered the 9.5-point spread, and the score went over the total of 47.5.

Georgia scored 21 points in the second quarter of their 27-10 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils in Week 4. Georgia covered the 7-point spread, while the score fell under the total.

Alabama is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS and Georgia is 4-0 SU and 2-0-1 ATS.

The total has gone under in five of Alabama’s past seven on the road. Alabama is 8-4 ATS in its past 12 on the road. Georgia is 5-0 SU in its past five, both overall and at home.

Alabama injuries include punter Heath Thomas (bruised foot; questionable) and linebacker Ezekial Knight (heart condition; out for season).

The Bulldogs have huge number of injuries, including: tight end Tripp Chandler (sprained neck; probable), defensive end Roderick Battle (neck; questionable), wide receiver Walter Hill (hand; questionable); and offensive lineman Chris Little (foot; out for season).

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