The Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) head to New Orleans on New Year’s Day to face the Baylor Bears (11-2) in the 2020 Sugar Bowl. Kickoff is set for 8:45 PM EST on January 1st at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Taking a look at the full list of college bowl betting odds, Georgia is currently listed as a 6-point favorite. The total for the game is sitting at 41 points. You can also click here to check out our 2019-20 bowl predictions page.
Sugar Bowl Vegas Odds Preview: Georgia vs Baylor
Baylor couldn’t find a way to get past Oklahoma in the BIG 12 Championship Game their last time out, falling 30-23 in overtime to drop to 11-2 on the season overall. The Bears led 13-10 at the half but fell apart down the stretch, getting outscored 13-10 over the final two quarters of the game before allowing the Sooners to score the winning touchdown in extra time. Jacob Zeno led the way through the air, throwing for 159 yards and a touchdown. Trestan Ebner also chipped in, making two catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. As a whole, Baylor averaged 35 points and almost 450 total yards of offense per game through their first 13 outings.
The Bears were above average on the other side of the ball this year, giving up under 20 points and 375 total yards of offense per game. Baylor was especially impressive defending against the run, allowing only 144 rushing yards on a weekly basis.
Georgia also couldn’t find a way to win their final game of the regular season, losing 37-10 against LSU in the SEC Championship Game. The Bulldogs gave up 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never recovered, scoring just a single touchdown over the final 30 minutes of the game. QB Jake Fromm certainly wasn’t at his best, throwing two interceptions and going 20/42 for 225 passing yards and one touchdown. George Pickens led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Overall, Georgia averaged 31 points and over 400 total yards of offense per game during the regular season.
The Bulldogs were very strong defensively this year, limiting their opponents to 12 points and well under 300 total yards of offense per game. Georgia really did a fantastic job shutting down opposing offenses on the ground, surrendering less than 80 rushing yards per outing.
2020 Sugar Bowl Free Betting Pick & Predictions: OVER 41
While I’m definitely leaning slightly towards taking the six points and rolling with the underdog in this particular matchup, my favorite play from the 2020 Sugar Bowl is the OVER on 41 total points scored. The Bears fared quite well against the spread this year, covering the number in nine out of their 13 games. However, Baylor also scored a very impressive 139 total points combined over just their last four outings. Georgia also had a lot of success on offense down the stretch, racking up an average of well over 25 points per game during the month of December.
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The Bears have really been firing on all cylinders against the spread lately, going a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Baylor also is a remarkable 9-0 against the spread over their last nine games as an underdog as well. With both offenses averaging at least 30 points per game this year, I’m more than happy to take my chances with the OVER on 41 total points scored in what is shaping up to be a very entertaining 2020 Sugar Bowl. Give me the Bears to cover the number against a Georgia squad that went just 7-6 against the spread this year as well!