Georgia vs. Ohio State CFP Semifinal At TheChick-fil-A Peach Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 31, 2022

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The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (13-0) and No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) will face each other in the Peach Bowl for a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Georgia vs. Ohio State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing Georgia as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Georgia has -222 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio State is listed at +179 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 62 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Georgia vs. Ohio State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Betting Preview

Georgia

Georgia has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, ranking ninth-best in total offense (491.9 yards per game) and eighth-best in total defense (292.1 yards allowed per game). Georgia has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (ninth-best with 39.2 points per game) and scoring defense (second-best with 12.8 points allowed per game) this year. Georgia owns the 51st-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (215.1 allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 17th-best with 284.9 passing yards per game. Georgia has been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the running game this season, ranking 17th-best in rushing offense (207.0 rushing yards per game) and best in rushing defense (77.0 rushing yards allowed per game). Georgia has been a tough matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (fourth-best with a 51.6% third-down percentage) and third-down defense (second-best with a 26.7% third-down percentage allowed) this year. Georgia has forced 16 total turnovers (68th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 16 times (51st in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.

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Ohio State

Ohio State has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking eighth-best in total offense (492.7 total yards per game) and 12th-best in total defense (303.9 total yards allowed per game). Ohio State has been productive on both offense and defense this season, ranking second-best in points per game (44.5) and 14th-best in points allowed per game (19.3). Ohio State has been a top-25 pass unit on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 14th-best in passing yards per game (294.2) and 14th-best in passing yards allowed per game (184.0). Ohio State is posting 198.5 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (27th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 119.9 rushing yards per game (27th-ranked) on defense. Things have been positive for Ohio State on both offense and defense on third down, as it is posting a 46.1% third-down conversion rate (23rd-best) and allowing a 30.5% third-down rate (12th-best). After forcing 14 turnovers (90th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 10 times (eighth in the FBS) this season, Ohio State has the 35th-ranked turnover margin of +4.

Georgia vs. Ohio State Betting Analysis

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Georgia Betting Insights

Georgia is 7-6-0 against the spread this season. Georgia has an ATS record of 7-6 when playing as at least 5-point favorites. Georgia games have gone over the total five times this season. The Bulldogs have won all 10 of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Bulldogs have played in 10 games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -222 or shorter and won each of them.

Buckeyes Betting Insights

Ohio State has gone 5-7-0 against the spread this season. This season, nine Ohio State games have gone over the point total. This is the first time the Buckeyes will play as underdogs this season. The Buckeyes have been at least a +179 moneyline underdog four times this season and won each of those games.

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Georgia vs. Ohio State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Georgia

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.2 56.6 52.9
Implied Total AVG 41.5 43.9 37.6
ATS Record 7-6-0 4-4-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-8-0 4-4-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 10-0 5-0 5-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Buckeyes

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.6 59.0 60.8
Implied Total AVG 44.1 44.1 44.0
ATS Record 5-7-0 4-4-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 9-3-0 6-2-0 3-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-1 4-1 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch

Georgia

  • As part of the Bulldogs’ defense, Jamon Dumas-Johnson has registered 58 tackles, seven TFL, and three sacks in 12 games.
  • Malaki Starks has suited up for 12 games, amassing two interceptions to go along with 61 tackles and seven passes defended for the Bulldogs.
  • As part of the Bulldogs’ defense, Christopher Smith has totaled three interceptions to go along with 48 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and five passes defended in 12 games.
  • Smael Mondon Jr. has been a big piece of the Bulldogs’ defensive unit in 2022, with one interception to go with 60 tackles, four TFL, and one pass defended in 10 games.

Buckeyes

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Buckeyes’ Tommy Eichenberg has recorded 107 tackles, 11 TFL, two sacks, and one interception in 11 games.
  • The Buckeyes’ Steele Chambers has delivered one sack to go with five TFL, 67 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Lathan Ransom has totaled one sack to go with three TFL, 59 tackles, and one interception in 10 games for the Buckeyes.
  • J.T. Tuimoloau has compiled four sacks to go with 10 TFL, 26 tackles, and two interceptions in 10 games for the Buckeyes.

Georgia vs. Ohio State Predictions and Pick

Georgia vs. Ohio State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bulldogs (-5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)

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How to Bet on Georgia vs. Ohio State

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Our prediction to win this game is Georgia, and we project that Georgia will cover the spread (Georgia -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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