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It’s another strong slate of college football action this week, headlined by a titanic matchup between top-3 ranked teams in the SEC.
“If I was a betting man, I’d say Alabama-Georgia will be the biggest handle of any game in the regular season,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “But it’s a really good card in general this week. I think Notre Dame-Louisville, LSU-Florida, Texas A&M-Mississippi State, these are all good games.”
No. 2 Alabama opened as a 5-point favorite at home against No. 3 Georgia, however that line has been bet up to Alabama -6 (-220 moneyline). Additionally, Georgia is +190 to pull off the outright upset while the total sits at 57.
The Crimson Tide lead the country by scoring 51.0 points per game, while Georgia is tied for fifth nationally and is first in the SEC by allowing 12.3 points per game. In a battle between an elite offense and an elite defense, do bettors typically lean to one side in these type of affairs?
“I would probably say bettors are more likely to go with the good offense over the good defense,” said Bogdanovich. “Alabama has just looked so explosive and they have so many weapons. Even though Georgia’s been one of the teams in the mix for the past 10 years, let’s face it, Alabama is still the team to beat along with Clemson now.”
Yet, the biggest bet for this game thus far has come in on the underdawgs.
A Nevada bettor placed $3,887.80 on Georgia +5 (-110) for a total potential payout of $7,422.15. Early on, Alabama has the advantage in total number of tickets for this matchup at 61%, while Georgia has the edge in total dollars wagered at 55%.
The only bigger bet as of now for this upcoming week’s college football action at William Hill? A $4,400 wager on No. 11 Texas A&M -6.5 (-110) at Mississippi State for a total potential payout of $8,400.
Check out William Hill’s current odds for every Week 7 college football game involving a top-25 team below.