On the whole a lot of observers and gamblers believe that Georgia should be in the college football playoff. In fact, many believe that Georgia is second only to Alabama when it comes to compiling raw talent. As a consequence, the Bulldogs are large bet on College Football favorites in the Sugar Bowl against Texas. While the Longhorns are showing methodical improvement under head coach Tom Herman, they are not top tier. In this situation Texas lacks comparable firepower on offense to keep pace with Georgia. However, the question about the Longhorns covering the number is a different story.
Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 8:45 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:
|Texas||+14 (-130)||58 (-110)|
|Georgia||-14 (+110)||58 (-110)|
Sugar Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
Georgia enters the Sugar Bowl with strong bet on College Football momentum and value. Late on the Bulldogs have gotten the money in four of their last five games. UGA is coming off a 35-38 loss but payout as 11-point dogs to Alabama in the SEC championship game. Overall their record is 11-2 straight up, 8-5 against the spread, and 6-5-2 over the total. Georgia has national rankings of 13th for scoring offense and 13th for total defense. Following last year’s berth in the national championship game head coach Kirby Smart has earned the trust of the UGA faithful.
Texas has a sportsbook record of 9-4 straight up, 5-7-1 vs. the odds, and 6-7 under the total. Last time out the Longhorns lost to Oklahoma 39-27 in the Big 12 championship game. While Texas has improved some their metrics are still of a program that is above average. As an example, the Horns had national rankings of 49th for scoring offense and 68th for total defense. It follows that expectations were through the roof when Herman arrived. More emphatically the rebuild will take additional time than what was originally anticipated.
Stats to Consider
Although Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm doesn’t get the notoriety that Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray get he is a key component to Georgia’s success. Fromm threw for 2537 yards and 27 touchdown passes with only five interceptions. Following that he was proven to be cool game manager. And D’Andre Swift powered to 1037 yards rushing for the Dawgs.
Team vs. Team
Texas has been in the red as a road dog lately. Consider that the Longhorns have failed to cover seven of their last ten getting points away from home. Nine of their last 11 in that situation have gone over the total. Counter to that is Georgia’s solid record laying points on the road. The Bulldogs have paid in nine of their last 13 as away favorites. And six of their last seven in that role have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Of great concern are the Texas metrics compared to Georgia’s in this matchup. As has been noted Georgia is also a superior Bet on College Football value. Concurrently UGA is a much more complete and dominant team.
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In sum the much deeper and skilled Georgia Bulldogs are the call!
Sugar Bowl Bet on College Football Pick: Georgia Bulldogs
Sugar Bowl Bet on College Football Score Prediction: Georgia 42, Texas 21
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