Alabama-Georgia betting line moves drastically after Nick Saban news
The SEC community was shocked by Alabama’s announcement that head coach Nick Saban and Greg Byrne have both tested positive for COVID-19.
When dealing with COVID, things develop rapidly and plans can change in an instant, but as of right now, the Alabama-Georgia game is still on. Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is currently serving as the acting head coach in Saban’s absence.
At sportsbooks both in Las Vegas and offshore. the impact was instantly felt. Patrick Everson of Covers.com shared that at the Las Vegas SuperBook, the line dropped in 15 minutes from Alabama -6 to -4. Handicapper Danny Sheridan shared similar numbers from offshore books as well as MGM Mirage dropping from -6 to -4.5.
If the game is played as scheduled, the betting line may look completely different by Saturday.
— Patrick Everson (@Covers_Vegas) October 14, 2020
without Nick Saban, the biggest offshore sports book has dropped the Ala line from -6 to -4; in Vegas, Mirage has 4.5 & Westgate has Ala -4.
— Danny Sheridan (@DannySheridan1) October 14, 2020