FEI predicts a score of GA 25, AL 17, which seems like a reasonable prediction. http://bcftoys.blogspot.com/
My thoughts: Alabama, though we've looked about as good through our first 4 games as possible, has not faced a team in the same league as Georgia. Arkansas is just not a good football team, and neither is Clemson, despite their lofty pre-season ranking. I don't hold the letdown against Tulane against the Tide, so I count 3 strong wins against 3 bad opponents as about all we know about Alabama right now. Georgia is in a similar situation, as well, having not played a good team so far this season. So what do we know?
We know we can stop the run. We know Georgia can, too. http://cfbstats.com/2008/leader/national/team/defense/split01/category01/sort01.html
We've been a little bit better with scoring D than Georgia, as has our total D.
Our passing defense has just been ok, but Georgia's has been a little less impressive, too.
I think it's a safe statement that Alabama might be a little bit better on Defense than Georgia.
On offense, we've had a great rushing offense, but Georgia's passing offense has been a lot better than ours, which evens things out a little bit.
All in all, I am inclined to give Georgia a little edge in the offense department.
Overall, I can see this game going one of two ways:
Scenario 1: Alabama can run the ball effectively and goes up by more than 1 TD. Georgia departs from the run and Bama tees off against their QB. Our defense gives up a few big plays but also get a few turnovers. Bama milks the clock at the end of the game to win by 4.
Scenario 2: Georgia strikes quickly on a few big plays in the first quarter, forcing Bama to throw more and run less. This leads to a poor halftime score, with Bama going into the locker room down by about 17-6. In the second half, Georgia runs a lot and doesn't score much, but Bama can't muster much offense and Georgia wins 23-16.
So, IMHO, it will all come down to 2 things: Can Alabama run the football, and can they keep Georgia off the scoreboard early. If both answers are yes, it will be a good day. If either are no, not so much.