Underdawgs: Hype video ahead of SEC Championship celebrates Georgia's underdog role
Georgia fans love to bring up coach Kirby Smart’s record in so-called “revenge games.” The latest of those is Saturday against LSU in the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
This theory was raised largely in 2017 when Georgia knocked off 4 opponents that it lost to in 2016, and then avenged an earlier loss to Auburn that same season. While Alabama is still on the list, the Bulldogs can take care of last year’s loss at LSU with a win this week.
In this hype video below, the narrator recalls a conversation about being the underdog.
“I don’t care how bad you are, son. Somebody out there’s just a little bit better,” he said. “I said no, hell no, mama, somebody gotta be the baddest … Mama, I love you, but that’s me.”
The betting line has moved up some in this game, as it opened as LSU being a 4-point favorite, and now it’s up to 7, according to Vegas Insider.
The underdog role, though, hasn’t been successful in recent championship games, according to ESPN’s Chris Fallica. He said, “Favorites have dominated the P5 Championship Games lately. 10-0 SU, 8-2 ATS last 2 years. 17-1 SU, 13-5 ATS since 2015, only upset was Penn State +2 over Wisconsin in 2016.”
— Davis Noone (@noonedoesbetter) December 3, 2019