People React To Alabama Being Underdogs In National Championship Game Against Georgia

Fans React To Alabama Being Underdogs In National Championship

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  • Alabama is an underdog vs. Georgia in the National Championship Game
  • The Crimson Tide have beaten the Bulldogs seven straight times, including a 41-24 win in the SEC Championship Game last month.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are fresh off a three-touchdown beatdown of Cincinnati in the first round of the College Football Playoff. Next up, a test versus SEC brethren Georgia for a chance to claim their seventh national title in 13 years. Most expected this to be the eventual outcome of the semifinal matchups, but many probably didn’t predict the opening betting line for a Georgia-Alabama showdown.

Despite the fact that the Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs by 17 points in the conference championship a month ago, it’s Georgia that enters as the betting favorite. And that’s just how Alabama wants it.

Alabama has been an underdog just a handful of times over the last decade and a half, and they’ve won outright in each of those situations since the 2008 season.

As you can imagine, fans and the media took the opening spread as a sign of disrespect towards this Crimson Tide team; many quoted Nick Saban’s famous “rat poison” line as he’ll be sure to use the underdog narrative as a way of amping his squad up.

Saban is a mastermind of motivation and the Vegas oddsmakers just offered it up on a silver platter. It’s honestly a bit mind-boggling to see Georgia listed as the favorite. They’ve lost seven straight games to the Crimson Tide, including that blowout in the SEC title matchup. The bookmakers may have not learned their lesson the first time around. We’ll see if it bites them for a second time this season.

One thing is for sure, Alabama will be thinking of the disrespect often during this week’s national championship preparations.