Alabama vs Georgia Live Stream online,There are several qualifications a team must achieve before advancing to a prestigious spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship. But none is more important than the vital step taken by the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs early in the season:
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Streaming: Watch ESPN
The two rivals meet on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN (live stream).
2018’s all-SEC finale features two teams that put a Nashville whoopin’ on the conference’s only private school in the first half of the season. That set the tone for a typically prolific season for the Crimson Tide and a rarer chance to make history for the Bulldogs. Alabama is working towards its fourth national championship in seven years, while Georgia is in search of its first football title since 1980.
This may not surprise you, but tickets to the national championship game featuring Georgia, being played in Atlanta, are pretty damn expensive on the secondary market. Add in Alabama as the opponent — Tuscaloosa is only a three-hour drive from Atlanta, and the Crimson Tide nearly played three games in ATL this season as well — and you’ve got the right mixture of hype and distance to create an incredible demand for tickets.
If you’ve got the coin, you can spend over $2,000 for a ticket to sit in the worst seat in the house.
Whose running game will reign supreme?
Both Alabama and Georgia have the chops to grind their opponents into dust behind a potent run game. For the Bulldogs, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and DeAndre Swift have the speed and power to make any opponent look stupid — Chubb and Michel ran for 326 yards and five touchdowns last week against Oklahoma. The Tide will turn to Damien Harris and dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts in response. Monday’s winner could be decided by which pair is more effective in the biggest game of the year.
It doesn’t get any bigger than the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but the fact Monday night’s game in Atlanta features two blue-blood SEC teams, Alabama and Georgia, adds a little extra spice.
Did you know there are 17 different ways to watch the game on the ESPN app? Seriously. We counted. There’s the coaches film room, the “homers” telecast, the “cool room” (Bill Walton FTW), NFL Live, Data Center, two different SkyCams for some reason, the “normal” ESPN broadcast which most people will likely default to and several other options.
It’s kind of a big deal.
But what is going to happen in the game being aired in a multitude of ways?
Bleacher Report’s college football experts—David Kenyon, Adam Kramer, Kerry Miller and Brad Shepard—had one meeting of the minds to offer up predictions for the natty.
The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between No. 4 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia kicks off tonight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs have both had over a week to prepare for this matchup, which has the potential to be an epic one. Regardless of who wins, the SEC already claimed another national title when both sides advanced through the semifinal this past Saturday.
Oddsmakers are expecting a close contest, installing Alabama as a 4.5-point favorite at the open. That line shifted down a full point at many books after it became known that Crimson Tide starters Afternee Jenkins and Lester Cotton would be held out and Minkah Fitzpatrick was limited in practice due to injury. These revelations have not stopped backers from hammering the chalk, as ESPN reported that William Hill has seen an overwhelming majority of the total money bet Alabama, including 88% of the money line—the Tide will return $1 for every $1.80 bet at current -180 ML odds—and 73% of the point spread money.
Will ‘Bama live up to these overwhelming expectations, or will Georgia come through against the odds as the ‘dog? Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com liked Georgia with the points when betting opened and has another lean on tonight’s game that you will not want to miss. Before getting to the professional handicapper’s latest prediction, take a look at the complete viewing guide for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, which includes start time, TV info, live streaming site, updated odds and much more.