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How the public is betting the 2022 National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama

We break down the betting splits for the Crimson Tide vs. Bulldogs in the National Championship game.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett grabs oranges as he celebrates with the Orange Bowl Trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the Orange Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest game of the year is almost here, and we are just three days from the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs taking on No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

National Championship 2022 betting splits

Teams Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Georgia -2.5 33% 31% Over 52.0 74% 70% -140 18% 27%
Alabama +2.5 67% 68% Under 52.0 26% 30% +120 82% 73%

Point Spread

Georgia -3: 29% of handle, 29% of bets

Is the public right?

History might be on the side of the Bulldogs here. In most regular season rematches where the national championship is involved, the team that lost earlier in the season tends to come out victorious. This line has moved up from Georgia -2.5, which is interesting considering the amount of cash coming in on Bama.

Over/Under

52.5 points: 69% of handle, 68% of bets

Is the public right?

The score was 41-24 earlier this season, and defense tends to be less dominating in rematches. We’re honestly not sure why it’s this low. We’re with the cash and the public on this total going over.

Moneyline

Georgia -145 (17% of handle, 20% of bets), Alabama +125 (83% of handle, 80% of bets)

Is the public right?

History says probably not, but the game film from the matchup in the SEC Championship Game might indicate otherwise. If you think Kirby Smart and his coaching staff can make the needed corrections, it’s very possible the Dawgs can win this game. They’re actually a fraction ahead of Bama on recruiting talent.

But the Crimson Tide are playing in their sixth national championship in eight years. It’s tough to ignore that experience. We’re staying away from the moneyline here.

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