Baylor vs. Georgia - 1/1/20 College Football Sugar Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) at Baylor Bears (11-2)
College Football: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: Baylor Bears +7.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears meet in the Sugar Bowl in college football action on New Years Night from Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Georgia enters this one at 11-2 overall. The Bulldogs had a six-game winning streak going versus Kentucky, Florida, Missouri, Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech before falling to LSU in their last outing.
In the loss to the Tigers, Georgia QB Jake Fromm posted 225 yards with a TD and two INTs, and Brian Herrien had 24 rush yards. George Pickens was the top receiver there with 54 yards and a TD on four catches.
Over on the Baylor side, they’re 11-2 as well. The Bears are 2-2 in their last four games, taking out Texas and Kansas but otherwise falling to Oklahoma twice; once on November 16 and again on December 7.
In the loss to the Sooners, Baylor’s Gerry Bohanon had 56 yards with a TD, and John Lovett added 19 rush yards. Trestan Ebner was the top receiver there on 84 yards and a TD from two catches.
The Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. Baylor is 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven bowl games.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight after an ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six bowl games. Georgia is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 neutral-site games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss.
Outside of the loss to South Carolina (20-17 in OT), there’s not much to complain about when it comes to the Bulldogs. Sure, they lost by a pretty hefty 27 points to LSU, but realistically speaking the Tigers are probably that good. Otherwise the Bulldogs have been pretty steady all year. Not downright incredible, but steady.
Then there’s Baylor, who has shown some real moxie in their last two games against ranked teams, even though they were both losses. The Bears are a pretty decent scoring team and they can hang in there with just about anyone in the country. I like Baylor to do the same thing here on a cover.