Pamela Maldonado is joined by Minty Bets to give her pick for the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama.
MINTY BETS: It's time for the CFP national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. The Bulldogs are 3-point favorites, and the total is 51 and 1/2. I Minty Bets joined by Pam Maldonado to give us her best bet on this matchup. Pam, it is finally the end of the college football season, so let's finish things off strong. What do you have for us?
PAM MALDONADO: Minty, give me Alabama on the moneyline plus 120. I said in the beginning of the season that Georgia would not be winning the national championship. I am sticking to that sentiment and rolling with the Crimson Tide. Looking at Alabama against Georgia in the SEC championship game, 420 passing yards, 115 yards rushing. Bama against Cincinnati just the following week, 180 yards passing, 300 yards rushing. I was absolutely dead wrong in thinking that Nick Saban would not be changing the DNA of this offense against the Bearcats. I'm not making that same mistake twice.
The game plan for this is attack the Bulldogs through the air because that is Georgia's weakness on defense. The Bulldogs, absolutely great at defending the run. But the passing teams that they have faced, just one inside the top 50 for total passing yards, and that was against Alabama. Mac Jones as quarterback last year defeated Georgia 41 to 24, throwing 417 passing yards. Bryce Young as quarterback this year defeated Georgia 41 to 24 just a few weeks ago, throwing 420 passing yards.
There are three constants for me backing Alabama as an underdog. Number one, Nick Saban as a head coach. Number two, Georgia's secondary being absolutely exposed a couple of times now in back-to-back years. And, three, Stetson Bennett pressured against an Alabama defense. Three interceptions, two sacks last year. Two interceptions, three sacks this year. I will take Bryce Young and Nick Saban over Stetson Bennett any day of the week and 10 times over. Give me Alabama on the moneyline.
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