Georgia vs Oklahoma football odds: Rose Bowl 2018 point spread, prediction, preview

 

The Georgia Bulldogs will play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl on Monday, January 1, 2018, start time at 7:00 PM ET, at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. The champions of the SEC and Big 12 will settle it down for the right to play in the national championship game.

The Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) are coming from 28-7 win over the Auburn Tigers, and won the SEC title. Georgia’s only loss was in the hands of Auburn, 40-17, but the mere fact that they have captured the SEC and only a loss catapulted the Bulldogs to be part of the college football playoffs in the selection of the college football committee.

Quarterback Jake Fromm was brilliant throughout the season by completing 63.0 percent of his passes for 2,173 yards and 21 touchdowns against for interceptions. Fromm’s poise at the pocket will be tested against the defense fo the opposing team. Fromm’s favorite targets were Javon Wims who had 631 yards and six touchdowns and Terry Godwin with 540 yards and six touchdowns. Mecole Hardman and D’Andre Swift have combined for 469 yards in receiving. While the passing is great for the Tigers, the rushing game is more attractive with three heads capable of attacking the defense. Nick Chubb rushed for 1,175 yards and 13 touchdowns while Sony Michel added 948 yards and 13 touchdowns. D’Andre Swift had 597 yards and three touchdowns.

Offensively, Georgia football averages 34.9 points and 433.6 total yards (170.1 in passing and 263.5 in rushing) per game. Defensively, Georgia football yields 10.0 points and 284.0 total yards (148.0 in passing and 136.0 in rushing) per game.

The Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) have dominated the Big 12 this season, losing only to Iowa State, 38-31. The Sooners are coming from a 41-17 win over TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game. Without a doubt, the biggest weapon of the Sooners this season is no other than their quarterback Baker Mayfield who completed 71 percent of his passes for a whopping 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns with only five interceptions, and added 310 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Mayfield is the key in beating Georgia in this Rose Bowl Game.

In receiving, Marquise Brown posted 981 yards and six touchdowns while Mark Andrews added 906 yards and six touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb contributed 741 yards and four touchdowns for the Sooners. Dimitri Flowers and Jeff Badet have combined for 807 yards and seven touchdowns. In rushing, Rodney Anderson rushed for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns while Trey Sermon added 710 yards and five touchdowns. Abdul Adams had 542 yards and a touchdown.

Offensively, Oklahoma football averages 44.9 points and 583.3 total yards (367.4 in passing and 215.9 in rushing) per game. Defensively, Oklahoma football yields 7.0 points and 167.0 total yards (94.0 in passing and 73.0 in rushing) per game.

Georgia vs Oklahoma game schedule info:

Date: January 1, 2018
Start Time: 5:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -2.0 Oklahoma
Prediction: Georgia wins

With his 10 years stay in the United States, Garry became passionate in sports. With his knowledge DWRI heads in the right direction in advising the team. He also writes in this website.

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