Last year, the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs and the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide produced one of the all-time greatest college football national championship games. On Saturday, the two SEC powerhouses will face off once again with a conference championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff on the line.

As is usually the case, Alabama is a big favorite in the SEC title game. Oddsmakers have the Tide as 13.5-point favorites against the Bulldogs, per OddsShark. Most of the upcoming conference title games this weekend have large point spreads.

In last year’s national title game, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa relieved starter Jalen Hurts and guided the Tide to a memorable comeback victory. He sealed the deal with a long touchdown pass in overtime.

Head coach Nick Saban stuck with Tagovailoa this season and the decision has paid dividends. Alabama’s usual defensive dominance has finally been paired with an explosive passing game. Tagovailoa has been one of college football’s best quarterbacks this season, throwing for 3,189 yards, 36 touchdowns and two interceptions.

As a result, the Tide have blown out every single opponent they have played this year. A 22-point win over Texas A&M in September was their closest margin of victory this season.

bama georgia Wide receiver Mecole Hardman #4 catches a pass for a touchdown behind safety Tony Brown #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Georgia’s national title loss did not produce a significant hangover for the program. They rank in the top 15 in both total offense and total defense nationwide. If Georgia wins, the likely outcome is both teams go to the College Football Playoff. If they lose, Georgia’s bid likely goes to Ohio State or Oklahoma.

Prediction: Georgia is a very good football team, but Alabama is a buzzsaw that destroys all in its wake. This will be the Tide’s toughest game of the season, but they will maintain the status quo.

Alabama wins, 38-24