College Capper: National Championship Best Bets

College Capper: National Championship Best Bets

This article is part of our College Capper series.

GREG'S PICKS

I managed to close the bowl season with one of my best weeks of the 2021 season. My lone loss was Cincinnati, and my winners were Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan State.

Now, let's see if we can close it out in style with one last winner. Before we get to the National Championship game, I should note that only the game pick will count towards my total. I will offer up some recommendations on some props, however.

All lines courtesy of draftkings.com

Georgia (-3) vs Alabama

This shapes up as one of the most interesting rematches in a long time. Entering the first match, Georgia was the unquestioned favorite, but after that game, there was no doubt that Alabama was the better team. A few weeks later however I'm wondering if the 'Tide was just the better team that day.

Alabama had its way with Georgia on offense, though mostly through the air. The game was close entering the 2nd quarter, but by the half, it was clear that this was Alabama's day.

So what's changed since then? Why is Georgia favored?

For starters, the performances of these two teams in the semifinals were drastically different. Yes, both teams won with ease, but while Georgia manhandled the tougher opponent (by most accounts), Alabama seemed to struggle to put away Cincinnati. Perhaps I'm not framing that correctly, there was never a doubt that Alabama was going to win that game and the 'Tide was extremely impressive on

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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