The Georgia Bulldogs have +175 odds to go over 11.5 wins.
There are +135 odds on the Alabama Crimson Tide to have over 11.5 wins.
ATHENS, Ga. – With the college football season approaching, odds have begun opening, with tremendous value on win totals for both the defending National Champions, Georgia Bulldogs, and the runner-ups, Alabama Crimson Tide.
Legal online betting sites set the highest win totals for them (11.5), however, both of them were given plus odds to hit the over.
Can The Dawgs Keep Barking?
Georgia Bulldogs Win Total
Over 11.5 +175
Under 11.5 -240
This win total is Georgia’s highest projected win total in school history with their previous high being 11. However, they have been trending towards the over in their last four seasons having hit it three times and pushing once.
Those past four seasons include 11 wins in the first three and 12 last season.
They have been given an 11.6 win projection and a 20% chance to go undefeated this season. Backing their track to an undefeated season, the Bulldogs are also returning 10 starters from last season.
Are The Expectations On Alabama Too High?
Alabama Crimson Tide Win Total
Over 11.5 +135
Under 11.5 -180
It is no secret that Alabama has been the Goliath of college football for many years. College football odds are making this the fourth consecutive season for Bama with a win total of 11.5.
In the previous three seasons, they’ve managed to high the over once.
They have had four perfect seasons since 2008, including two in the last five seasons. Of the four teams with their projected wins over 11, Alabama is the second-lowest and they also have the second-lowest percentage of those four to have a perfect season at 16.4%.
With the sixth toughest strength of schedule, their plus money could be there for a reason giving the under a more valuable stance and right now might not be the best time to take these odds. Alabama has not lost a game in the first five weeks for the last six seasons meaning that if they open up 5-0, the plus odds could shift to the under by then making it the perfect time to get in on them.
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