There is nothing betting than waking up on New Year’s Day and knowing that one of the biggest days in college football is finally upon us. It’s always a big day in bowl season, and while we are not getting as many games as usual, there is still a lot of good football on tap. Besides the playoff semi-finals, we also have a pair of very good looking bowl games to watch, starting at noon, when the unbeaten Cincinnati Bearcats will look to hit double-digit wins for the season when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs. This will feel like a road game for the Bearcats, as they are going to be in Bulldog country, but this is also a team with a point to prove. Georgia comes into this game as a 7-point favorite, with the point total set at 50 ½. That said, let’s take a closer look at both team so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.
2020 Peach Bowl – Georgia Bulldog Vs Cincinnati Bearcats
- When: Friday, January 1 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- TV: ESPN
- NCAAF Odds: Cincinnati +245 / Georgia -305
Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs
While a lot of teams would love to be in one of the New Year’s bowl games, this will still feel like a bit of a letdown for the Georgia Bulldogs. This is a school that expects to be challenging for the national championship every year, but when you consider the issues they had at QB this season, this may have been the best they could have asked for. The offense has come to life since JT Daniels was healthy enough to take the starting role, winning 3 in a row and averaging over 40 PPG. No surprise then that the OVER has hit in 6 of their last 7 games. They have not been a great pick against the spread, going 2-4 ATS in their last 6.
Why bet on the Cincinnati Bearcats
Once again, we are having a discussion about whether or not a team outside of the Power 5 deserves to be in the college football playoffs. The Bearcats went a perfect 9-0 on the season and looked good getting there, yet they had to settle for the #6 ranking on the AP Top 25. You can argue that they played lesser opponents, but they can only beat the teams in front of them. Taking down a big SEC program might well prove that they do deserve to be among the big boys. The Bearcats are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games overall, but they have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Friday. When playing as an underdog, the UNDER has hit in the last 5 games for the Bearcats.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Will Georgia look down on this game a little or will they enjoy playing in familiar territory? I think this team feels like they have something to prove, so I am on the Bulldogs to win, but I think this one will be close. I do think we are going OVER, though.
Pick: Georgia Bulldogs 33 Cincinnati Bearcats 27