It may be tough to top last week in college football, but conference champions weekend will give it a run for it’s money. Pitts huge upset over #2 Miami, Auburn’s 26-14 win over the Tide and Stanford’s 18-point victory over the Irish is sure to shake up the Top 10. Teams will be playing for a spot in the Top 4 and a berth in the College Football Playoffs. Let’s take a look at maybe the biggest game this weekend, the SEC Championship.
SEC Championship Game | Georgia vs. Auburn (-2.5) | Saturday, Dec. 2 | 2 PM ET
I try not to be a hater, but I really do not like Nick Saban and couldn’t be happier to see him idle, not fighting for the SEC title this season while Georgia and Auburn battle it out. Do they still deserve one of the Top 4 spots? Probably, but we’ll see what the committee thinks. Yes I know, let’s talk about who is IN the game.
Both Auburn and Georgia come into the SEC Championship with a 7-1 conference record, with Georgia having one more win overall at 11-1. Most top online sportsbooks have the Tigers a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 49.
Georgia’s only loss came to these very Auburn Tigers three weeks ago at Auburn as a 2.5-point road favorite. The Bulldogs went up 7-0 on an early Nick Chubb TD, but the Tigers responded in a big way scoring 30 unanswered points. Auburn had 25 first downs to Georgia’s 13, while possessing the ball for six more minutes, winning the total yards category handedly 488-230.
Although Auburn won the most recent game in this rivalry, Georgia is still 7-3 (6-4 ATS) in the last 10 meetings between these two, including going 3-1 ATS in the last 4. On the season, Georgia is 8-4 ATS while Auburn is 5-4-3. Total bettors know the OVER is 7-4 in Tigers’ games this season with the Bulldogs’ at 5-6.
A good friend of mine here in Costa Rica, in my mind, is THE Georgia football aficionado. From his Tucker Tigers to his Georgia Bulldogs through his Atlanta Falcon heartbreaks, he knows his Georgia football. This is what he had to say when I asked him about this one:
“I personally think it will be Georgia, because it is hard for a team to beat a good team two times in a season. Georgia will have a different game plan going into this one. It is going to be very interesting.
Georgia will consider it more of a home game than a neutral field I believe. But then again this is the first time in the Benz for both. I can’t wait.”
Are you all ready football fans, because December ushers in what every football fan craves. Starting with this conference weekend, through the Bowl season, CFP and into the NFL playoffs, I am getting moist just thinking about it!
This is a tough one to call, and I will be following everything this week leading up to the game. Stay with me later in the week and I will give a pick for this one, it’s just too tough to call right now. There is bound to be a little drama as we get closer to kickoff, and I’ll make sure to keep you up to date on anything newsworthy.