Alabama's history as an underdog under Nick Saban may be ominous sign for Georgia in Atlanta
Alabama is hardly ever an underdog, but when it is under Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide typically come out on top.
Georgia is a 6.5-point favorite this week in the SEC Championship against Alabama, which snaps a 92-game streak of Alabama being the favorite. Ironically, Georgia in 2015 was the last opponent to face Alabama as the favorite. But Brett McMurphy of the Action Network reported that Alabama has won 4 of the previous 5 games as an underdog under Saban.
Georgia 6½-point favorite, marks only 6th time since 2008 Bama’s been an underdog under Nick Saban. Bama won 4 of previous 5 games
2015 Bama +1½ beat UGA 38-10
2009 Bama +4½ beat UF 32-13
2008 Bama +10 lost to UF 31-20
2008 Bama +6½ beat UGA 41-30
2008 Bama +4 beat Clemson 34-10
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 1, 2021
Both Saban and Kirby Smart have dismissed historical references as having an impact on Saturday’s game. Georgia has lost 6 consecutive games against Alabama entering the SEC championship game in Atlanta. That includes 3 games played in Atlanta, including the SEC championship games in 2018 and 2012 and the national championship game following the 2017 season.