Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Georgia Bulldogs College Football Playoff Betting Preview

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Georgia Bulldogs College Football Playoff Betting Preview

Sam Frohman
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Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day talks to the media ahead of College Football Playoff

The Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Peach Bowl on December 31 at 8:00 p.m. 

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The Buckeyes finished off the season at 11-1 but managed to sneak into the College Football Playoff after teams above them fell in their conference championship game. 

The Buckeyes missed out on a trip to the Big Ten Championship game after falling at home to rival Michigan in their last game of the season who ended up winning the Big Ten.

The Georgia Bulldogs have been essentially flawless this season with a perfect 13-0 record on the season, including an SEC championship. Outside of a narrow 26-22 victory on the road at Missouri, the Bulldogs took care of business throughout the season and were clearly the best team in the nation. They will look to cap off their big season with a College Football Championship win.

Let’s look ahead at this matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Georgia Bulldogs in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Eve.


Georgia is the obvious favorite in this matchup as the game is being played at Mercedes Benz Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. 

They are 6.5 point favorites. The Buckeyes, at +6.5, have odds of (-106) to cover the spread. For the moneyline, the Buckeyes and Bulldogs have odds of (+210) and (-264) to win the game outright, respectively.

Keys Stats To Watch For

For the Buckeyes, on offense, they are second in the nation in total points scored per game with 44.5 and first in both points per play and yards per play. They score on 95 percent of their red zone trips and only give up the ball 0.8 times per game which ranks 11th in the nation. 

On defense, the Buckeyes allow the 11th least amount of points at 19.3. They excel much better against the pass than they do the run. They rank 9th in opponent yards per game, overall, and limit opposing offenses to a 36 percent conversion rate on fourth down.

For Georgia, scoring has not been a problem for them either, as they average 39.7 points per game which ranks seventh in the nation. They rank first in red zone scoring at 98.4 percent, and tend to keep it on the ground more often than throwing while averaging 5.7 yards per rush.

On the defensive end, the Bulldogs have been spectacular, allowing 13.8 points per game which ranks fifth in the nation. They rank first in opponent red zone scoring and opponent rush yards per game.

Will the Bulldogs continue on with their dominance, or can the Buckeyes shock the world and punch their ticket to the national championship?

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