Texas vs Georgia 1/1/19 - Sugar Bowl - College Football Picks & Predictions
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Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs
CFB: 8:45 PM EST
Jan. 01, 2019
Latest Odds : UGA -11 Total 58
On New Year’s Day, the No. 15 ranked Texas Longhorns play the No. 5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Texas finished its season 9-4 after losing to Oklahoma 39-27 in the Big 12 title game. Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 349 yards and two TDs, while running for two scores as well in the loss.
Georgia finished its regular season 11-2. The Bulldogs lost a heart breaker to Alabama in the SEC title game 35-28. Georgia led by 14 points in the second half before Alabama charged back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter and hold on for the win. The game turned on a fake punt attempt gone bad for Georgia that gave the ball to Alabama at midfield and the Tide quickly scored to tie the game at 28.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 3,123 yards, 25 touchdowns and five interceptions for Texas. The leading rusher for the Longhorns is Tre Watson with 695 yards and three touchdowns. The leading receiver is Lil’Jordan Humphrey with 79 receptions for 1,109 yards and nine touchdowns.
Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm has thrown for 2,537 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions. D’Andre Swift leads the Georgia ground game with 1,037 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. Mecole Hardman is the leading receiver with 34 receptions for 540 yards and six touchdowns.
Recent Betting Trends:
Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 on neutral fields
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Longhorns last 5 bowl games
Georgia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Bulldogs last 10 bowl games
Free Betting Pick: Georgia Bulldogs -11
Georgia will be out to show the College Football Playoff selection committee it made the wrong choice. The Bulldogs will use the talented running back tandem of Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift to wear down the defense and pull away late. Final Score Prediction, Georgia Bulldogs win and cover ATS 35-21.