Georgia coach Kirby Smart knows all eyes in college football will be turned to Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday night for one of the nation’s biggest games of the season. A showdown pitting the SEC’s lone remaining unbeatens, Georgia-Alabama promises to be an instant classic considering these two elites are the most talented teams nationally per the 247Sports Team Talent Composite.
Smart, in his fifth season with the Bulldogs, spent nine years with Nick Saban at Alabama and has lost both games to him as a head coach. And he is a 5-point underdog in Week 7’s marquee matchup.
“I feel like the last two times we played them they were scoring all those points,” Smart said this week. “They had all those wideouts, they were really, really good then and I felt like they were scoring lots of point then. They had some really good defensive players along with those teams; that’s what made them great. I don’t see this team being completely different.”
With a 6-4 record against the spread last week including the nifty Texas A&M over Florida pick, I’m approaching the surface after scraping the ocean’s floor early this season. Games have been more competitive than expected to say the least. I read this week that if you blindly bets underdogs to cover in every game thus far, you’d be hitting at a 63% accuracy clip. That’s incredible. I’m taking that advice on Saturday and it appears my colleague is doing the same.
Where we stand after Week 6: Brad Crawford — Straight up: 31-13; Against the spread: 21-23; Chris Hummer — Straight up: 30-14; ATS: 20-24. Onto this week’s picks for Week 7’s biggest games …