The eighth-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats are looking to make a statement when they face the No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs in Friday's 2021 Peach Bowl. The Bearcats (9-0) were left out of consideration for the College Football Playoff despite a dominant season in the American Athletic Conference, and a win against SEC power Georgia (7-2) would be a validation of sorts. Cincinnati ranks in the top 20 on both sides of the ball, while the Bulldogs also have a top-notch defense and an offense that has come to life under new quarterback J.T. Daniels.
Kickoff is set for noon ET at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Bulldogs are nine-point favorites in William Hill Sportsbook's latest Georgia vs. Cincinnati odds, up from opening at -6.5. The over-under for total points scored is up to 52 after opening at 49.5. Before making any Cincinnati vs. Georgia picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia vs. Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl 2021. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and betting trends for Cincinnati vs. Georgia:
- Georgia vs. Cincinnati: Bulldogs -9
- Georgia vs. Cincinnati over-under: 52
- Georgia vs. Cincinnati money line: Bulldogs -350, Bearcats +280
- UGA: Four different receivers have topped 100 yards in a game this season.
- CINCY: QB Desmond Ridder has at least one rushing TD in six straight games.
Why Georgia can cover
Georgia is 9-2 against the spread in its last 11 neutral-site games as a favorite, and the defensive front is formidable. Defensive tackle Jordan Davis, at 330 pounds, anchors the middle, and Travon Walker and Jalen Carter contribute to a run defense that allows 69 yards per game. Linebackers Azeez Ojulari (5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles) and Nakobe Dean (team-high 64 tackles) will fill the void left by Monty Rice opting out. The unit has 24 sacks in nine games.
The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last seven bowl games, and the offense has been explosive under Daniels, who has thrown for 827 yards in three starts. The sophomore is completing nearly 67 percent of his throws with nine TDs and one interception, and the offense averaged nearly 42 points in the three games. Wideouts Kearis Jackson, Jermaine Burton and George Pickens all have topped 350 yards, and Zamir White has 740 rushing yards and 10 TDs.
Why Cincinnati can cover
Cincinnati has covered the spread in four straight games as an underdog. The defense has 27 sacks and 19 takeaways, and the linebackers cause major disruptions. Jarell White has a team-high 74 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions (returning one for a score), and Darrian Beavers also has two picks and 1.5 sacks. Myjai Sanders leads the team with seven sacks, and corner Coby Bryant has three picks for a unit that allows 314 yards per game (13th in FBS).
The Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games, and Desmond Ridder leads an offense that scores more than 39 points per game. It ranks 19th in total yards with more than 467 per game (225 on the ground). Ridder is second on the team in rushing with 609 yards and the QB has scored seven rushing TDs. He also has passed for more than 2,000 yards, completing more than 66 percent of his throws, and 17 more scores.
How to make Georgia vs. Cincinnati picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, suggesting the teams will barely crack 40 points combined. It also says one side of the spread is hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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