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Georgia vs Ohio State CFP Semifinal Opening Odds – Bulldogs 6.5-Point Favorites Over Buckeyes at Peach Bowl

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in College Football

Updated Mar 7, 2023 · 3:22 PM PST

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett lifting the SEC Championship MVP award
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett raises the SEC Championship MVP trophy after a victory against LSU. Syndication Online Athens Syndication Usa Today
  • #1 Georgia has opened as a 6.5-point favorite over #4 Ohio State in the Peach Bowl semifinal of the College Football Playoff
  • The Peach Bowl will be played on Dec. 31 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
  • A look at the opening Peach Bowl odds can be found below with analysis

#1 Georgia has opened as a 6.5-point favorite over #4 Ohio State in the Peach Bowl semifinal of the College Football Playoff.

Georgia (13-0) defeated LSU 50-30 on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game at Atlanta. Ohio State (11-1) had the week off after losing to Michigan 45-23 in its regular season finale.

The Peach Bowl will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, just 75 miles from Georgia’s campus in Athens. The winner advances to play either Michigan or TCU in the CFP Championship Game on Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Ohio State vs Georgia Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Ohio State +200 +6.5 (-110) Over 60.5 (-110)
Georgia -240 -6.5 (-110) Under 60.5 (-110)

Odds as of December 4th at DraftKings. Claim today’s DraftKings promo code.

Georgia is a 6.5-point favorite and has a 70.59% implied win probability as -240 choices on the moneyline in the college football odds.



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Georgia, Bennett Roll into CFP

Stetson Bennett threw a season-high four touchdown passes to lead Georgia to victory over LSU. That came on the heels of the Bulldogs completing their first undefeated regular season since 1982.

The biggest play of the game came during the first quarter. Georgia’s Christopher Smith returned a blocked field goal 96 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring.

Bennett completed 23 of 29 passes for 274 yards. Tight end Brock Bowers had six receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown.

Kendall Milton rushed for 113 yards on eight carries. Kenny McIntosh had two rushing touchdowns.

It marked Georgia’s first SEC championship since 2017. The Bulldogs lost to Alabama in last season’s title game but bounced back to win the national title.

Ohio State Gets Second Chance

Ohio State led Michigan 20-17 at halftime but couldn’t hold on as the visiting Wolverines outscored the Buckeyes 28-3 in the second half. Donovan Edwards had touchdown runs of 75 and 85 yards in the fourth quarter for Michigan.

The loss dropped Ohio State to fifth in the CFP rankings. However, the Buckeyes moved up a notch after #4 USC was upset by Utah on Friday in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Ohio State won its first 11 games of the season by at least 11 points. Its closest call came in the opener when it beat Notre Dame 21-10.

Quarterback C.J. Stroud has completed 66.2% of his 355 passes this season for 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns with six interceptions.

Georgia vs Ohio State Injury Report

Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey and offensive tackle Warren McClendon both sat out the second half Saturday.

McConkey aggravated a knee injury that has been bothering him throughout the season. McClendon was diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain of his left knee.

Ranking second on the team in receiving, McConkey has 51 catches for 675 yards and five touchdowns.

Movement on the Line?

Despite Ohio State’s loss to Michigan, a case can be made that Georgia and the Buckeyes are as talented as any two teams in the country. The 6.5-point line seems a touch high, so look for it to get bet downward between now and New Year’s Eve.


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