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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Georgia Bulldogs CFP Semifinal Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | Dec 31, 2022

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FILE0 Ohio State defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau (44) celebrates with his teammates Jack Sawyer (33), Zach Harrison (9) and Lathan Ransom (12) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State, on Oct. 29, 2022, in State College, Pa. Even though they're playing for a shot at the national championship in the Peach Bowl's College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 1 Georgia on Saturday, No. 4 Ohio State players haven't moved past their 45-23 loss to rival Michigan on Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

NCAA college football has as its last big event of the year: the College Football Playoff semifinals. One of these events will feature Ohio State vs Georgia, in a must-see matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

This will undoubtedly be a spectacular game as Southeastern Conference champion Georgia faces Big Ten Conference runner-up Ohio State. They will be playing for the Peach Bowl final, which is the equivalent of the CFP semifinal (if you have doubts, we advise you to read how the college football playoffs work).

Here, at JefeBet, we’ll tell you in detail how both teams stand heading into the clash, as well as predictions and odds for this Ohio State Buckeyes vs Georgia Bulldogs.

Predictions and Betting Preview for the Ohio State Buckeyes vs Georgia Bulldogs CFP Semifinal NCAA Football on December 31, 2022

Ohio State vs Georgia Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
  • When: Saturday, December 31, 2022, 8:00 PM E.T.

Odds provided by DraftKings.

Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State vs Georgia Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Regular Season Record: 11-1
  • Spread: +6.5
  • Moneyline: +225
  • Over/Under: 62.5

This will be the Buckeyes’ fifth appearance in the College Football Playoffs, and their third with head coach Ryan Day. Their record this year is nearly spotless, and the only blemish is due to a 45-23 loss to Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Conference final.

In terms of numbers, they averaged 44.5 points per game and allowed only 19.3 on average. If we look at their yards, they totaled 492.7 (294.2 passing and 198.5 rushing) and the yards they allowed were 303.9 on average (184 passing and 119.9 rushing).

Betting on the Georgia Bulldogs

Ohio State vs Georgia Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Season record: 13-0
  • Spread: -6.5
  • Moneyline: -265
  • Over/Under: 62.5

Georgia is on the right track. They come into the semifinal undefeated in their season, and are the last CFP champions under coach Kirby Smart.

Their defense is second best in the FBS, allowing 12.7 points per game on average, while their offense averages 39.2 points per game. Continuing with their stats, their average number of rushing yards so far is 491.9 (284.9 passing and 207 rushing), while the number of yards allowed is 292.1. (215.1 passing and 77 rushing).

JefeBet Prediction

Ohio State vs Georgia Predictions Picks Betting Odds

Saturday’s match will be the second meeting between the two teams. They have players who will soon make the leap to the NFL, and for this reason a vibrant final of the 2022 Peach Bowl is expected. However, only one of the two will become champion and finalist of the CFP, and the one with the best chances is the home team.

Why? Firstly, because to their strong offensive line, which received numbers just below Ohio, and secondly, due to their strong defensive line, which is insatiable on the ground. For these reasons, we at JefeBet believe that Georgia will win.

Prediction: Georgia wins and covers the spread.


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