Angelo Montilla | Mon 01/01/2018 - 07:02 EST

Georgia Bulldogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Rose Bowl Game Picks

Georgia Bulldogs (-120) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (+120)

Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners’ high-octane offense will face the Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. The matchup kicks off a 5 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN. Both of these programs head into the playoff clash with identical 12-1 records, but — after some early fluctuation — it’s the Bulldogs that are -120 favorites to win the Rose Bowl. This match will pit one of the best offenses in the Sooners, who are averaging more than 45 points per game, take on a Bulldogs club that boasts a strong secondary.

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Let’s break down some of the best betting lines for the Rose Bowl, with odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.

Total Points

With Oklahoma’s high-powered offense, it is very likely the game will exceed Bovada’s projected point total of 60 for the Rose Bowl. However, the total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma’s last 8 games against SEC teams. Baker Mayfield’s ability to put points on the board make the Sooners a legitimate contender to win the Rose Bowl as the club averaged 45.25 points per game. But Georgia’s stingy defense will keep this match

Pick: UNDER (60)

Point Spread

The line jumped back and forth but has held firm at -2 for the Georgia Bulldogs, who posted an impressive 9-4 record against the spread this season. Georgia loves to run the ball, so expect many of their points to come on the ground. It is the method Georgia has used all season long to cover the point spread. In their last 14 games, the Bulldogs have posted a remarkable 10-4 record ATS. Expect much of the same against the Sooners on New Year’s Day.

Pick: Georgia Bulldogs (-2)

GAME PROPS

Team to Score First in the Game

Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners love to score. The club’s passing attack ranks top 5 in the country in yards. Mayfield’s favorite target all season long has been to tight end Mark Andrews, who leads the team in receiving touchdowns.

Don’t be surprised to see that combination on the first scoring play, which is paying -110 on Bovada.lv. The Bulldogs are pegged at -130 to score the game’s first points.

Pick: Oklahoma Sooners (-110)

Total Passing Yards – Baker Mayfield

It’s hard not to bet on a guy that has thrown 13 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the last four games. The Sooners’ star quarterback has collected 4,340 passing yards this season and is averaging 333.8 passing yards per game. Bovada’s projected yard total for Mayfield is set at 298½ and you can put your money on the OVER. Without much of a run game, Oklahoma relies heavily on Mayfield and his talents.

Pick: OVER (298½)

Rose Bowl Pick: Oklahoma Sooners (+120, +2)

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