Alabama is a touchdown favorite over Georgia in the teams’ Sept. 19 scheduled meeting in Tuscaloosa, per SportsBetting.ag.
The website released the lines on more than 40 games, including two other Georgia football games this season.
The Bulldogs have lost in their past five meetings to the Crimson Tide, and Nick Saban is 19-0 against his former assistant coaches.
But Georgia has been triumphant in its last two meetings with Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Bulldogs won 26-23 in 2007 in overtime at Bryant-Denny Stadium and by a 27-25 count in 2002.
For now, college football — like the rest of the sports world — is on hold amid a coronavirus outbreak that has triggered social distancing.
The White House directive discourages gatherings of more than 10 people, and schools and businesses across the country have been shut down indefinitely.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey indicated on a recent teleconference his hope is that a new normal and the resumption of sports takes place in the fall semester. The spring sports championships have already been canceled and on-campus activities and practices are suspended.
“I think about everything going forward because we’re being guided by public health information in decision making,” Sankey said.
“But my hope is we can return to our normal organized activities, our normal experiences and be part of that celebration around soccer or volleyball, cross-country, football in the fall. But, we’ll have to see.”
Georgia football is as loaded with talent as any program in the nation.
There will be a great deal of carryover off a UGA defense that ranked as the best at preventing teams from scoring last season.
The Bulldogs are a 1 1/2-point favorite over Florida in the annual clash in Jacksonville, Fla., per sportsBetting.ag. The Georgia-Florida game, won by UGA the past three years, is scheduled to take place on Oct. 31.
Georgia is also favored to beat Auburn, by 4 points, in the teams’ Oct. 10 meeting in Sanford stadium.
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