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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 2020 – #9 Georgia Bulldogs vs #8 Cincinnati Bearcats

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Georgia vs Cincinnati Pick 2020Our Georgia vs Cincinnati pick 2020 for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is first of four bowl games being played on New Year’s Day. Those games include the two national championship playoff games with #4 Notre Dame vs #1 Alabama in the Rose Bowl at 4:00 pm ET and #3 Ohio State and #2 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at 8:00 pm ET. After that, the winners of those two contests will meet on January 11, 2021 for the CFP National Championship game. Plus, there is one more game today. It is the Citrus Bowl featuring Auburn and #14 Northwestern at 1:00 pm ET. Consequently, with the two semifinal games, it is one of the busiest and most important days of the 2020 bowl season.

With a 7-2 record, the #9 Georgia Bulldogs finished second in the SEC – East. In their final five games of the season, the Bulldogs went 4-1. Thus, the team finished on a high note at the end of the season, putting together a three-game winning streak. In their final game, Georgia beat the #25 Missouri Tigers 49-14. The Bulldogs played four other nationally-ranked teams, going 2-2 in the process. Hence, they took down #7 Auburn 27-6 and #14 Tennessee 44-21. Conversely, the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs 41-24 and the #8 Florida Gators took them down 44-28. The #8 Cincinnati Bearcats topped the AAC with a 6-0 conference record. The Bearcats finished with an overall mark of 9-0. In the course of the season, Cincinnati met and beat three nationally-ranked teams. Thus, the Bearcats beat #22 Army 22-10, #16 SMU 42-13, and #23 Tulsa 27-24.

Odds and Venue

The Bulldogs are the favorite at -9.0 (-105), while the Bearcats are the underdog at +9.5 (-105). The total for this game comes in at 52.5 (-108) for the over with the under bet being at 53.0 (-110).

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played on Friday, January 1, 2021. The kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 pm ET with the game being played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. The stadium has a cantilevered roof that can completely enclose the stadium, allowing for the environment to be completely controlled. Thus, weather will not be a factor.

Georgia vs Cincinnati Pick 2020 – Statistics

Our Georgia vs Cincinnati pick 2020 notes that both teams have productive offenses and tough defenses. The Bulldogs offense averaged 33.2 PPG while the D held opponents to 19.9 PPG. Their PF/PA differential was a healthy plus 13.3. The Bearcats were good for 39.3 PPG. Their defense allowed just 16.0 PPG. Cincinnati posted a differential of plus 13.3. Both teams are averaging over 400 YPG in offense and both offer balanced attacks. On defense, the Bulldogs held opponents to 69.3 rushing YPG and 253.4 YPG in passing. At the same time, the Bearcat D allowed just 192.3 YPG in the air, while they gave up just 118.4 YPG on the ground.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – Offense and Defense

These two teams should put up points despite the fact that both defenses are exceptionally sound. However, on defense, Georgia is down some important performers. Still, the Bulldogs are deep on defense. The Bearcats have an explosive offense. We do expect them to score points. However, we also expect Georgia to put up points. This should be a back and forth battle.

Bulldogs and Bearcats – Offenses

For Georgia, JT Daniels starts at QB. Over the last three games, Daniels replaced Stetson Bennett and has done well. In three games, he’s tossed nine TD passes and one pick completing 66.7% of his passes. He been sacked seven times. There are three receivers who have caught a total of 11 TD passes. WR Kearis leads the group with 33 receptions and 467 yards. He’s caught three TD passes. RB Zamir White has rushed for 10 TDs and 740 yards on 133 attempts.

For the Cats, QB Desmond Ridder has completed 66.4% of his passes for 17 TDs and six picks. He’s been sacked 10 times. Along with tossing 10 TD passes, Ridder has rushed for a dozen scores. Also putting up important numbers on the ground, RBs Gerrid Doaks and Jerome Ford have each rushed for seven scores. Five different players have caught two or more TD passes, including Josh Whyle who tops the team with 25 catches, 318 receiving yards, and five scores.

Georgia vs Cincinnati Pick 2020 – Defenses

On defense, the Bulldogs will be missing corners Eric Stokes and D.J. Daniel and LBs Monty Rice and Jermaine Johnson. Consequently, Georgia will miss four players who’ve accumulated five sacks, four picks, and six PD. However, the Bulldogs still have a top-notch defense. LBs Adam Anderson and Azeez Ojulari comes to this game with 4.5 and 5.0 sacks. DB Richard LeCounte has made three picks and defended four passes. LB Nakobe Dean tops the Bulldogs with 64 total tackles. Georgia’s stats include 24 sacks, nine picks, 32 PD, and two TDs.

The Bearcats have accumulated 27 sacks, 15 INTs, and 37 PD. They have forced seven fumbles and recovered four. Top performers include CBs Coby Bryant with three interceptions and seven PD and Ahmad Gardner with three picks and six PD. DE Myjai Sanders has scored seven sacks. This is a solid D.

Georgia vs Cincinnati Pick 2020 – Final Word

Our Georgia vs Cincinnati pick 2020 is a tough one. The Bulldogs have various players on both sides of the ball opting out. We are taking the over at 52.5 (-108), as we expect quite a few points to be scored in this game. In terms of the spread, in the end, we’re taking the Georgia Bulldogs at -9.0 (-105).

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 2020 – Summary

Point Spread – Georgia Bulldogs at -9.0 (-105)
Totals – Over 52.5 (-108)

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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