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How and what to watch in the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor

Georgia and Baylor both had a shot at the College Football Playoff in their conference title games, but they find themselves in the Sugar Bowl. We break down what to watch, how to watch via live online stream, and a best bet.

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Betting split update: The DraftKings Sportsbook betting public is backing Georgia in a big way in the Sugar Bowl. The Bulldogs are a four-point favorite on game day after the line opened at 7.5. 73 percent of the handle and 78 percent of the tickets bet on the point spread are backing Georgias.

In the final game of New Year’s Day, the Georgia Bulldogs will square off with the Baylor Bears in the Sugar Bowl.

This was certainly not the season Georgia was looking for, especially on offense where the Bulldogs looked lost all season long. Jake Fromm came in as a potential Heisman winner and completed less than 50% of his passes in each of the last five games of the season. Georgia got away with winning ugly all year long for the most part right up until it matched up with LSU and got blown out.

On the other side, what a season for Baylor. From going from one win two years ago to being an overtime away from advancing to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Charlie Brewer will return for this game after being knocked out of the Big 12 title game with a concussion. The Bears have been one of the best stories in college football in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

The Allstate Sugar Bowl will begin at 8:45 p.m. ET in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, Jan. 1 and can be seen on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Spread: Georgia (-5) vs. Baylor
Point Total: 41.5 O/U (-110)
Money line: Bulldogs (-220), Bears (+175)

- Georgia is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games.

- The total went under in seven of Georgia’s last eight games.

- Baylor covered the spread in each of its last five games.

- The total went under in four of Baylor’s last six games.

The Best Bet

Georgia is the more talented team, but the motivation factor favors Baylor. I’m not confident at all in either team covering this spread, but I’ll stick with what the trends tell us. The strengths in this game come on the defensive side of the ball, so I’m going with the under. Yes it’s tough to go with the under on a total this low, but it’ll be worth it after a 60-minute sweat.

Pick: Under 41.5

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