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Public betting splits and line movement for the Peach Bowl: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for Georgia and Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl.

lec Pierce #12 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts during the American Athletic Conference football championship at Nippert Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images

After the College Football Playoff Committee released its final rankings, there was a pretty big outcry at how far undefeated No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats were from the top 4. Now, they have a chance to prove they belong as they take on the No 9 Georgia Bulldogs in the Peach Bowl

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Currently, Georgia is a nine-point favorite, with 47% of the handle and 49% of the bets going for the Bulldogs.

Is the public right?

The public is clearly pretty conflicted on this one, and rightfully so. This shapes up to be a very competitive game. I tend to think the Bearcats can keep it close with any team, so I’d roll with Cincy +9.

Over/Under

The point total is currently sitting at 52, with 84% of the handle and 86% of the bets slamming the over.

Is the public right?

Both teams have extremely good defenses and offenses that have gotten hot as the season came to a close. 52 seems a bit high, just considering how good both defensive units are. it will be close to that though.

Moneyline

Cincinnati is currently sitting at +260 while UGA is at -335 on the moneyline. The Bulldogs are getting 56% of the handle and 62% of all bets.

Is the public right?

This is probably the safest bet of the three. I think the Bearcats will put up a solid fight, but I think UGA’s reenergized offense will get them over the line.

Peach Bowl: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Opening line: UGA-6
Current line: UGA -9

Analysis

The public as a whole clearly has massive SEC vs G5 bias and haven’t seen the Bearcats play for the line to move that much. Georgia may win, but a two-score game seems like a lot with this Cincy defense.

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