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Rose Bowl - (3) Georgia Bulldogs vs (2) Oklahoma Sooners 1/1/18 Predictions & Odds

Rose Bowl - (3) Georgia Bulldogs vs (2) Oklahoma Sooners, Predictions and Odds, & Preview - Monday, January 1, 2018

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Monday, January 1, 2018 5:00 PM ET
Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual
(3) Georgia Bulldogs vs (2) Oklahoma Sooners
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

The second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will square off against the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal in Pasadena, California on Monday afternoon. Kick off time is scheduled for 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Oddsmakers currently have Georgia Bulldogs listed as 2½-point favorite, with the total at 61.

The Oklahoma Sooners will meet the Georgia Bulldogs for the first time in school history. Both teams enter this semifinal playoff game having won their respective conference Championship Oklahoma lost to Clemson in the 2015 Orange Bowl semifinal. Georgia, under second-year coach Kirby Smart, is appearing in the College Football Playoff for the first time.

Team records:
Georgia: 12-1 SU, 9-4 ATS
Oklahoma: 12-1 SU, 8-5 ATS

Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Georgia is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Georgia is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Georgia is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.

Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Oklahoma is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 6 games

Last contest: Oklahoma won its last outing, a 41-17 result against Horned Frogs on December 02. Oklahoma covered in that game as a -7-point favorite, while the 58 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last contest: Georgia was a 28-7 winner on the road against Tigers. They covered the -2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (35) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Weather: Game-time temperature: Around 66° - Partly Cloudy. Winds 2-5 m.p.h. (Pasadena, California).

The Oklahoma Sooners have won eight straight games heading into the College Playoffs. The Sooners are 12-1 on the season and won the Big 12 conference Championship. The Georgia Bulldogs have won three straight games heading into the College Playoffs. The Bulldogs are 12-1 on the season and won the SEC conference Championship.

This is a tough game to call. The Sooners explosive offense led by Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield will get to play against Georgia powerful defense. The edge goes to Oklahoma with quarterback Baker Mayfield at the helm. Mayfield threw for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Oklahoma averaging 44.9 points a game.

Prediction: Oklahoma 42, Georgia 35

More College Football Bowl Predictions:
Monday, January 1, 2018
Outback Bowl - Michigan vs. South Carolina - Michigan Wolverines -8
Citrus Bowl - (15) Notre Dame vs (14) Louisiana State - Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3½

Next up: Rose Bowl and Sugar Bow winners advance:
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 PM ET
College Football Playoff National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia

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