Ohio State at Georgia - 12/31/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Georgia Bulldogs (13-0) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)

Game Info: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

Betting Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in a college football Semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-1 this season after they lost to Michigan by a score of 45-23 in their last game. Ohio State allowed 530 total yards and turned the ball over two times in the loss. Ohio State started the season with 11 straight wins, before losing to Michigan in the finale. The Ohio State offense is averaging 44.5 points per game with 294.2 passing yards per game and 198.5 rushing yards per game. C.J. Stroud has thrown for 3,340 yards, 37 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Buckeyes this season. Miyan Williams (questionable) has rushed for 817 yards and 13 scores, while Marvin Harrison Jr. has caught 72 passes for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns for Ohio State. The OSU defense is giving up 19.3 points per game and 303.9 yards per game.

The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-0 this season after they defeated LSU by a score of 50-30 in the SEC Title game. Georgia was out gained by a total of 549-529, but was able to force three turnovers in the win. Georgia won 12 of their 13 games this season by at least 10 points. The Georgia offense is averaging 38.7 points per game with 284.9 passing yards per game and 207 rushing yards per game. Stetson Bennett has thrown for 3,425 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Bulldogs this season. Kenny McIntosh has rushed for 709 yards and 10 scores, while Brock Bowers has caught 52 passes for 726 yards and six touchdowns for Georgia. The Georgia defense is allowing 12.8 points per game and 292.1 yards per game.

Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The over is 9-1 in Ohio State’s last 10 games. Georgia is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 bowl games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 5-0 in Georgia’s last 5 bowl games.

Ohio State was lucky enough to get into the College Football Playoff after losing by 22 points against Michigan and not playing in the Big Ten title game. The Buckeyes will be facing the best team in the country, but they do have a very high-powered offense. Georgia rolled through most of their schedule without any issues, but they did allow 30 points to LSU in their last game. This should be a good game and I expect Ohio State to score at least 20–24 points, but I don’t think the Buckeyes will get many stops against Georgia. I like the Bulldogs in this game.

David’s Pick Georgia -6.5

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