What has happened to the Alabama Crimson Tide? They’ve already suffered their first loss of the 2015 season, courtesy of the Ole Miss Rebels, and now they find themselves as 1.5-point road dogs for Saturday’s game (3:30 PM ET, CBS) against Georgia. The Tide were favored in their last 72 games stretching back to 2009.
Although Alabama has fallen to No. 13 in the polls at 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS, the advanced stats still think Nick Saban’s program is the best in the FBS. The Tide committed five turnovers – three picks and two lost fumbles – against Ole Miss in Week 3 to lose 43-37 as 8-point home faves. That’s not likely to happen again in Athens.
No. 8 Georgia comes into this matchup at 4-0 SU and 2-2 ATS, but could easily be 4-0 ATS after barely missing the mark in otherwise impressive victories over the Vanderbilt Commodores (+19 at home) and the Southern Jaguars (+49 away). The Bulldogs are expected to have WR/KR Isaiah McKenzie in action Saturday after a woman who had accused McKenzie of threatening to kill her decided not to pursue charges.