UGA opens this week as a 1-point favorite over Alabama in its Saturday SEC showdown, a Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook spokesman told ESPN. If the betting line holds, it will end Alabama’s streak of opening as the favorite at 72 consecutive games, the longest such streak in college football history.
UGA has looked more confident and comfortable in recent weeks, while Alabama is looking to make a statement in the SEC after dropping a home game to Ole Miss.
The last time that Alabama entered a game as the underdog was against Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow-led Florida in the 2009 SEC Championship Game. Alabama went on to defeat Florida in that game and win the BCS National Championship Game.
In the 2012 SEC Championship Game, UGA fell four yards short in its bid to defeat Alabama and the Bulldogs will seek to avenge that loss when the two kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Georgia will open as 1-point favorite vs. Alabama says @LVSuperBook, ending Bama’s record streak of 72 consecutive games as favorite
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 27, 2015
Georgia opens as 1-point favorite, per @LVSuperbook. Alabama was last an underdog vs. Florida 2009 (72 games ago.)
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) September 27, 2015