It looked like this would be the year of the Georgia Bulldogs, but then Alabama dominated them in the SEC title game. However, the Bulldogs enter the CFP National Championship Game on Monday night as 3-point favorites. Sportsbooks are also offering a variety of Alabama-Georgia player props bettors can choose from, including odds on players to score touchdowns.
Here’s a look at a few of the selections sportsbooks have posted for the National Championship Game.
Take a look at the different lines and choose the book that has the better price for your wagers. Odds, of course, are subject to change, so if you see something you like, get down on the number while you can.
Georgia-Alabama Passing Player Props
Bryce Young, passing yards — over 306.5 -115; (PointsBet) under 314.5 -115 (DraftKings)
It is easy to look at the 421 yards Young put up on the Georgia defense in the SEC Championship Game and project he will do it again. But he will be down one of his favorite receivers (John Metchie), and it may be unrealistic to expect his offensive line to hold back the Georgia pass rush again (zero sacks in the SEC title game).
However, since the Bulldog defense is tough to run on, the Alabama offense may end up leaning on the pass again.
Bennett threw for a season-high 340 yards against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. If the defense can do its job this time, the Bulldogs will likely try to have a more balanced attack and run more. Should the defense have an off-day again, Bennett will have another big day.
Georgia-Alabama Rushing Player Props
Brian Robinson Jr., rushing yards — over 64.5 -113 (BetRivers); under 72.5 -140 (PointsBet)
While the Georgia secondary fell apart against Alabama in the SEC title game, the run defense was firm and held Robinson to just 55 yards. It may seem easy to have confidence in him after he blew up for 200+ against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, but the Bearcats run defense does not compare to Georgia’s.
James Cook, rushing yards — over 40.5 -112 (BetRivers); under 43.5 -110 (FanDuel)
Georgia does not have a legitimate lead back. Cook and Zamir White get the bulk of the carries, but neither has had more than 14 in the last seven games. Cook had 11 against Alabama and gained just 38 yards; he had only 32 yards on six carries against Michigan.
Unless he gets 15+ carries (his season-high is 12), he will probably not run for 44 yards against Alabama’s defense.
Zamir White, rushing yards — over 46.5 -112 (BetRivers); under 52.5 -110 (FanDuel)
White’s game load has ranged from four to 18 carries throughout the season with an average of 10.5. His production has ranged from 14 to 105 yards, with a per carry average of 5.3 yards. Against Michigan, he had 12 carries for 54 yards, but in the first meeting against Alabama, he had just seven for 27 yards.
Against Alabama’s defense, he will need more than just a handful to get on track and be productive. With how Georgia shares the ball in the backfield, it is hard to know how many carries he’ll get. Similar to Cook, he will probably need 15+ to gain 47+ yards.
Georgia-Alabama Receiving Player Props
Jameson Williams, receiving yards — over 110.5 -115 (PointsBet); under 120.5 -110 (BetRivers)
For most wide receivers, it would seem unreasonable to set expectations at 100+ yards. Not for Williams. He had seven catches for just 62 yards against Cincinnati, but the offense featured Brian Robinson in that game. In five of his last seven games, he had 120+ yards, and with Metchie out, he will likely see more balls come his way.
He had seven catches for 184 yards against Georgia in the SEC title game.
Jameson Williams, receptions — O/U 6.5 -140/+105 (DraftKings)
Williams will probably not have a 184-yard day as he had against Georgia the first time, but he will be the focal point of the ‘Bama passing game.
Brock Bowers, receiving yards — over 66.5 -115 (DraftKings); under 74.5 -110 (FanDuel)
The big tight end has been Bennett’s favorite target this season. He led the team with five catches against Michigan for 55 yards, and had 10 receptions for 139 yards in the SEC title game. He figures to be an integral part of Monday night’s game plan. Alabama knows this and will probably tighten up coverage on him this time.
Brock Bowers, receptions — O/U 4.5 (-135/+100) (DraftKings)
He’s had 5+ receptions in only five games this season, but two of those performances have come in the two most recent games, including 10 catches against Alabama. Georgia will need its best players to make plays if to beat the Crimson Tide, so expect Bowers to see plenty of action Monday night.
Georgia-Alabama First Touchdown Scorer Odds
With two excellent offenses going up against just as talented and formidable defenses, it is hard to say who will score the first touchdown in this game, a Georgia player or an Alabama one. Both teams, though, have had tendencies regarding who scores their first touchdowns.
For Georgia, it’s been James Cook. The running back recorded the first touchdown for the Bulldogs in four games this season. Against Michigan, it was Brock Bowers.
- Brock Bowers +700 (DraftKings)
- James Cook +1000 (DraftKings)
John Metchie led the way for Alabama scoring the first TD four times. Since he is out, the Tide will probably turn to Jameson Williams (who did it three times) or Brian Robinson Jr. (twice). Slade Bolden scored the first against Cincinnati.
- Jameson Williams +650 (DraftKings)
- Brian Robinson Jr. +750 (DraftKings)
- Slade Bolden +1300 (FanDuel)
Alabama recorded the first touchdown 11 times in its 14 games this season but in only three of its last six (including the SEC title game). Georgia recorded the first TD in every game but one (vs. Tennessee).
Georgia-Alabama Anytime Touchdown Scorer Odds
With the National Championship on the line, both teams will be looking for their best players to score points. Here are odds on players to get into the endzone Monday night.
- Jameson Williams -155 (DraftKings)
- Brock Bowers -130 (DraftKings)
- Brian Robinson Jr. -105 (PointsBet)
- Zamir White +130 (BetRivers)
- James Cook +133 (BetRivers)
- Slade Bolden +350 (BetMGM)
- Cameron Latu +400 (PointsBet)
- Bryce Young +420 (FanDuel)
- Stetson Bennett +500 (BetMGM)
- Jermaine Burton +330 (BetRivers)
- Ladd McConkey +380 (BetRivers)
- Darnell Washington +1600 (BetMGM)
- Jahleel Billingsley +400 (PointsBet)
Odds To Score 2+ Touchdowns
For multiple touchdowns, the most likely candidates are the superstars. Here are some prices from around the betting marketplace:
- Jameson Williams +420
- Brock Bowers +500
- Brian Robinson Jr. +550
- Zamir White +800
- James Cook +950