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UGA currently has 16-1 odds to win the national championship according to Las Vegas and online sports books.

UGA’s national championship odds are still surprisingly good

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is one of the favorites to win the national championship this season, and many Bulldogs fans who are watching those odds are also watching the week-to-week point spreads as well. With that in mind, DawgNation is proud to share a brand new show — in partnership with R.S. Andrews — called Go With the Flow. It offers a chance to hear from some of your favorite DawgNation personalities as they share their thoughts on UGA, and the other big games each week around college football, and play along with R.S. Andrews’ Dari Payrow as he decides which picks he likes best.

UGA’s national championship odds are still surprisingly good

Georgia rests up this weekend before taking on Florida next Saturday, and as it does so, it’s probably appropriate to remind UGA fans that the Bulldogs — despite having suffered a loss to South Carolina — are still among the favorites for the national championship, at least according to the betting market.

National championship futures odds are updated frequently throughout the season, and prices vary depending on which sports book is consulted, but UGA was listed at 16-1 to win the national championship this week according to OddsShark. Only five teams have better odds than the Bulldogs.

Those teams are Clemson and Alabama (approximately 2-1), Ohio State and LSU (approximately 4-1), and Oklahoma (6.5-1).

The biggest difference between those five teams and the Bulldogs is the programs with better odds remain undefeated. However, those perfect seasons have also exposed some imperfections as well.

Defending national champion Clemson has had some issues — including quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who has already thrown twice as many interceptions this year (eight) as all of last year. Alabama is dealing with an injury to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Ohio State has probably been the most dominant team in the country, but has done so against a schedule easier than a home-ec class. LSU and Oklahoma have prolific offenses but defenses that should make you suspicious.

Of course, UGA isn’t without its problems either. Possibly the biggest is the schedule it still has to play. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Bulldogs have the fifth-toughest remaining schedule. FPI gives UGA just a 5.9 percent chance of winning all its remaining games.

However, if UGA can find some magic down the stretch, a national championship is still a reachable goal.

For more on UGA’s title odds, and a betting preview of this weekend’s top games, check out the latest edition of Go With The Flow — presented by R.S. Andrews — linked below.

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