The #4 overall Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) travel to Georgia this weekend to battle the #1 overall LSU Tigers (13-0) in the 2019 Peach Bowl. Kickoff is set for 4:00 PM EST on December 28th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Taking a look at the full list of college bowl betting odds, LSU is currently listed as a 13-point favorite. The total for the game is sitting at 75.5 points. You can also click here to check out our 2019-20 bowl predictions page.
Peach Bowl Vegas Odds Preview: LSU vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma finished the season 12-1 overall after outlasting #7 overall Baylor 30-23 in the BIG 12 Championship Game. The Sooners had a 20-13 lead at the start of the fourth quarter but collapsed down the stretch, getting outscored 10-3 over the final 15 minutes of the game en route to overtime. However, Oklahoma managed to score a touchdown on their first possession to lock up their 12th victory of the year. QB Jalen Hurts certainly wasn’t at his best, going 17/24 for 287 passing yards and a touchdown through the air but also getting picked off once as well. RB Kennedy Brooks led the way on the ground, rushing for 59 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. As a whole, Oklahoma averaged 43 points and 550 total yards of offense per outing through their first 13 games.
The Sooners were fairly average on the other side of the ball this year, giving up around 25 points and 325 total yards of offense per game. Oklahoma did do a pretty good job defending against the pass, allowing under 200 yards through the air on a weekly basis.
LSU stayed unbeaten their last time out, crushing #5 overall Georgia 37-10 at home to improve to 13-0 on the season overall. The Tigers scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never looked back, giving up just a single touchdown the entire second half. QB Joe Burrow was fantastic, going 28/38 for 349 passing yards and four touchdowns through the air while also adding 41 yards on ten carries on the ground. Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr. absolutely torched the Bulldogs secondary, combining for 204 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 12 catches. Overall, LSU averaged 48 points and over 550 total yards of offense per game during the regular season.
The Tigers were very solid defensively this year, limiting their opponents to just over 20 points and around 350 total yards of offense per game. LSU completely shut down opposing offenses on the ground, surrendering under 120 rushing yards per game.
2019 Peach Bowl Free Betting Pick & Predictions: LSU -13
It’s pretty tough to bet against the Tigers after they embarrassed an extremely talented Georgia squad their last time out. LSU was dominant on both sides of the ball, putting the game out of reach early by scoring 17 unanswered points in the third quarter despite already leading by two full touchdowns. While Oklahoma has had pretty impressive season thus far in their own right, I just don’t think they will be able to find a way to slow down a Tigers offense that averaged almost 50 points per game through their first 13 outings. The Sooners also struggled at times against the spread this year, going a very pedestrian 5-8 ATS.
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LSU was consistently rock-solid against the spread the entire regular season, going 8-3-2 ATS through their first 13 games. The Tigers are also a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five battles against opponents from the BIG 12 conference as well. On the other side, the Sooners have now failed to cover the number in five out of their last six games overall. Oklahoma is also a brutal 2-6 against the spread over their last eight games that have occurred either on the road or at a neutral site. As long as this spread stays under two full touchdowns, I’m rolling with the big favorite to cover in the 2019 Peach Bowl – give me LSU!