Alabama heads to the SEC championship game against Georgia in an unfamiliar position: The Crimson Tide are underdogs for the first time in a long time.
Alabama (11-1) began the week as a consensus 6.5-point underdog to the top-ranked Bulldogs (12-0). Barring dramatic line movement, the Tide will be underdogs for the first time since Oct. 3, 2015, when Alabama was a 1-point underdog at Georgia. Alabama won that game 38-10 and would be favored in its next 92 games.
The Tide's 92-game streak as the betting favorite is the longest since the 1978 FBS/FCS split, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The Crimson Tide also own the second-longest streak of being favored at 72 games from 2009 to 2015.
Overall, Alabama has been favored in 164 of its past 165 games, going 149-16 straight up and winning six national championships during that stretch under coach Nick Saban. Every other FBS team has been an underdog in at least 15 games during that span.
The Tide were last underdogs of six points or more in the 2008 SEC championship game. Since that game, every FBS team except Alabama has been a six-point underdog at least six times. The Tide look like they'll be touchdown underdogs this week, though.
Georgia opened as a 3.5-point favorite over Alabama in early lines posted in mid-November. The line grew to Georgia -6.5 over the weekend, with the Bulldogs pounding Georgia Tech and the Crimson Tide needing a last-minute comeback and four overtimes to beat Auburn.
Georgia is the odds-on favorite to win the national championship, listed at -220 at Caesars Sportsbook. Alabama is +600, followed by Michigan (+1,000), Oklahoma State (+1,400), Cincinnati (+1,800) and Notre Dame at (+2,500).
More money has been wagered on Alabama to win the national championship than has been bet on any other team at BetMGM sportsbooks.
ESPN Stats & Information researchers Bryan Beasley and Jeremy Mills contributed to this article.