Crimson Tide's streak of 72 straight games as favorite in jeopardy

ByBrett McMurphy ESPN logo
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Georgia will open as a 1-point favorite over Alabama on Sunday afternoon, a Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook spokesman told ESPN.

If Georgia remains the favorite for Saturday's kickoff, it will end Alabama's streak as a favorite for 72 consecutive games, stretching over five years. It's the longest streak in college football history.

The last time Alabama was an underdog was in the 2009 SEC title game against Florida. Alabama, a 5-point underdog, upset Florida 32-13.

Since Nick Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007, the Crimson Tide have been favored in 233 of 241 games. Alabama won four of its eight games as an underdog, all in 2007 and 2009.

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