2020 Sugar Bowl Betting Odds: Georgia vs Baylor Predictions

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds, Stats and Free Picks
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • December 31st, 2019
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Legal betting sites favor the Georgia Bulldogs over the Baylor Bears by five points, as the spread goes for the 2020 Sugar Bowl on January 1, with kickoff scheduled for 8:45 p.m. EST, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Baylor vs. Georgia 2020 Sugar Bowl Odds by GTBets

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Baylor +4 (-110) 41 (-110) +160
Georgia -4 (-110) 41 (-110) -185
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Betting Baylor Bears

This will be Baylor’s second Sugar Bowl. Their first since the 1956 team won the 1957 edition over Tennessee, 13-7. The Bears enter the game with an 11-2 record (8-1 in Big 12 play). Moreover, Baylor finished the regular season 9-4 ATS, as reported by the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Charlie Brewer is 227 of 348 (65.2%) for 2,950 yards with 20 TDs, six picks, and 29 sacks. Wide receiver Denzel Mims has 61 receptions for 945 yards and 11 TDs. Running back John Lovett has rushed for 637 yards and five TDs on 100 carries. Baylor ranks 46th in the country in total offense with 431.2 yards per game. The Bears’ 17th-ranked scoring offense (35.2 ppg) was held to 23 points by the Sooners.

Defensive tackle James Lynch has 12.5 sacks, linebacker Terrell Bernard has 107 tackles, and cornerback Grayland Arnold has six interceptions. Baylor allows 358.9 total yards per game, which ranks them 40th. The Bears have the 16th best scoring defense (19.3 points allowed per game).

Per legal betting sites, Baylor is 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. 4-0 ATS in their last four games after an ATS win. And 4-0 ATS in their last four bowl games as an underdog.

Brewer had some concussion concerns after getting knocked out of the Big 12 Championship Game. However, all signs point to him playing in the Sugar Bowl. Brewer’s talent for scrambling around and “fake-pumping” in order to get extra yards is something else. Mims is the only FBS player with at least eight receiving touchdowns in the last three years. If Brewer and Mims can get something going it will bode very well for the Bears’ chances.

Betting Georgia Bulldogs

This will be the Bulldogs’ eleventh Sugar Bowl; the third-most of any school. Georgia has a 4-6 record in previous editions of the bowl. It will also be UGA’s second straight Sugar Bowl. The 2018 team lost to Texas in the 2019 edition, 28-21. The Bulldogs enter the game with an 11-2 record (7-1 in SEC play). Furthermore, Georgia went 7-6 ATS, as recorded by legal betting sites. Starting QB Jake Fromm is 214 of 355 (60.3%) for 2,610 yards with 22 TDs, five picks, and 12 sacks. Wide receiver George Pickens has 37 catches for 552 yards and seven TDs. Running back D’Andre Swift has 1216 yards and seven TDs on 195 carries. UGA gains 410.2 total yards per game, ranking 61st in the country. The Bulldogs’ 49th-ranking scoring offense (31.2 ppg) was held to just 10 by LSU in the SEC championship game.

Linebacker Azeez Ojulari has 4.5 sacks, fellow LB Monty Rice has 84 tackles, and defensive back Richard LeCounte has two interceptions. UGA has the third best-run defense (75.7 ypg) and the fourth-best total defense (274.2 ypg). Georgia’s allows just 12.5 points per game, which is second only to Clemson.

The Bulldogs are 8-1 ATS in their last nine neutral site games as a favorite. 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after an ATS loss. And 5-1 ATS in their last six bowl games.

Baylor vs. Georgia 2020 Sugar Bowl Pick

The Bears, 1-11 two years ago and 7-6 last season are happy to just playing in a New Year’s bowl. On the other hand, the Bulldogs’ hearts, just like last year, are just not in it. Even the reports emanating from New Orleans convey the story that Baylor was excited to be there. Meanwhile, Georgia looked sad and discouraged. Based on that, take the Bears and the points.