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Bettors siding with Alabama in CFP title game

Bettors siding with Alabama in CFP title game
From ESPN - January 7, 2018

The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia is setting up to be a big decision for some Las Vegas sportsbooks, with the house rooting for the underdog Bulldogs.

Alabama heads into Monday as a 3.5- or 4-point favorite over Georgia in an all-SEC championship game. The Crimson Tide are -180 on the money line.

The betting action during the week leading up to the title game became increasingly lopsided on Alabama at sportsbooks around Las Vegas.

Six of the seven largest point-spread bets placed on the game as of Sunday at sportsbook operator CG Technology were on Alabama, including two $50,000 bets on the Crimson Tide minus the points from the same bettor. CG Technology vice president Jason Simbal said his shop took a six-figure money-line bet on Alabama.

As of Sunday afternoon at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, 73 percent of the point-spread money and 88 percent of the money-line money was on the Crimson Tide.

"It looks like we are going to be Bulldogs fans," a sportsbook manager for Caesars Palace books told ESPN.

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