The Georgia Bulldogs take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2018 Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1. Below find betting odds, picks and predictions for the game.
Georgia enters the game with a 12-1 record and avenged its only loss by beating Auburn in the SEC Championship game. Oklahoma also went 12-1 and beat TCU in the Big 12 championship game.
Georgia-Oklahoma betting: Odds for the 2018 College Football Playoff
Line: Georgia is a 1.5-favorite over Oklahoma in the 2018 College Football Playoff.
Line/Spread: The over/under for the 2018 College Football Playoff game is 60.
Georgia-Oklahoma betting: Picks and Predictions for the 2018 College Football Playoff
The predictions come from the SECCountry.com breaking news team.
Connor Riley: Oklahoma will undoubtedly be the best offense Georgia has played this season. The Sooners have perhaps the best offensive player in college football in Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. But Georgia is able to counter with Roquan Smith, who won the 2017 Butkus award given to the best linebacker. And Georgia has the best defense Oklahoma has seen all season.
But the real difference in the game will be when Georgia has the ball on offense. Georgia has rushed for at least 200 yards in all but two games this year, and that ability, coupled with Oklahoma’s middle of the pack rush defense, will allow the Bulldogs to keep Mayfield and the Sooner offense off the field.
Score: Georgia 35, Oklahoma 27
Spenser Davis: There are several different individual matchups that could play a big role in this game, and Georgia has the edge in most of them. But when it comes to the quarterback, Oklahoma has an emphatic advantage with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. Georgia QB Jake Fromm has proven to be capable, but he’s a true freshman and hasn’t performed under the bright lights of a College Football Playoff like Mayfield has. Because of that intangibles advantage and historic offensive firepower, the Sooners have a great shot to emerge victorious in the Rose Bowl. And one more thing: Don’t discount the OU defense — Georgia’s run game is exactly the kind of offense Mike Stoops loves to scheme for. The Sooners could very well turn in their best defensive performance of the season against the Bulldogs.
Andrew Astleford: It all comes down to Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia’s defense, which is the best matchup of the College Football Playoff. Mayfield will make plays, and Oklahoma will score points. But stellar linebacker Roquan Smith and the rest of the Bulldogs’ defense will come up with enough stops to allow Georgia to earn a spot in the national championship game. Prepare for a huge party in Atlanta, Dawgs fans.