Georgia Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears Picks, Odds, Sugar Bowl Prediction 1/1/2020
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor +7
Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs head to Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Wednesday, January 1 where they'll meet the Baylor Bears in the Sugar Bowl. Baylor opens this matchup as 7-point dogs. The Bulldogs are 7-6-0 ATS and 3-10-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 6-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Georgia Bulldogs played the LSU Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 37-10. Brian Herrien paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 24 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 3.0 yards per run. George Pickens was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 13.5 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 20/42 with 225 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 picks during the game. The Bulldogs ended up running the ball 25 times and earned a total of 61 yards giving them an average of 2.4 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 68 plays which added up to 286 yards. For the game, the Bulldogs earned a total of 20 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 17 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia gave up 28 completions on 38 throws totaling 349 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.7%. Against the run, the Bulldogs gave up 132 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 3.7 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they conceded 481 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Bulldogs head into this matchup 11-2 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 31.2 points per game, putting them 51st in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 190.2 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Southeastern Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 3rd in the SEC and 34th in Division 1 with 5,344 yards. The Bulldogs have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 12.5 points per game which has them at 1st in the SEC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulldogs have conceded 2,872 yards. Teams are completing 57% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Georgia is giving up 76 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the SEC and 3rd in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the SEC and 4th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 988 rushing yards through 13 contests.
In their last game, the Baylor Bears went up against the Oklahoma Sooners and ended up taking the loss by a score of 30-23. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Jacob Zeno who went 2/6 with 159 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. John Lovett led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 19 yards via 3 carries which gave him an average of 6.3 yards per carry. Trestan Ebner was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 84 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 42.0 yards per catch for that game. The Bears ended up running the ball 29 times and added 35 yards earning them an average of 1.2 yards per attempt. In the game, they totaled 56 plays for a total of 265 yards. For the game, the Bears got 8 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 37 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Baylor allowed 17 catches on 24 throws for a total of 287 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.8%. Overall, they allowed a total of 433 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Bears allowed 146 yards on 50 tries which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per run allowed.
The Bears head into this matchup 11-2. Baylor has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 174.5 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 50th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 2,269 rushing yards through 13 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Bears average 431.2 yards per game overall which has them at 46th in D-1 and 6th in the conference. The Bears are giving up 19.3 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 16th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are giving up 215.1 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bears currently sit at 4th in the conference. In regard to points given up, they have given up 251 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 143.8 yards per game ranking them 50th in Division 1 and 5th in the Big 12. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,869 rushing yards and 15.6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Bears college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears +7
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