The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes hope to make the most of their opportunity when they take on the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs in a 2022 College Football Playoff semifinal matchup Saturday at the 2022 Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The Buckeyes (12-1) backed into the playoff thanks to USC’s loss to Utah in the Pac-12 title game, but they’ll make no apologies. And they hope to get a chance for revenge. Their 45-23 loss to Michigan in their regular-season finale on Nov. 26 nearly cost them this chance, but the winner here faces the finalist from Saturday’s earlier TCU vs. Michigan matchup. The top-ranked and reigning national champion Bulldogs (13-0) had little trouble getting back to the CFP Semifinals. They crushed LSU in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 3. They also won the only previous meeting between these teams, beating the Buckeyes 21-14 in the 1993 Citrus Bowl.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Bulldogs are 5-point favorites in the latest Ohio State vs. Georgia odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under for total points scored in the Peach Bowl is set at 62.5. Before locking in any Georgia vs. Ohio State picks, you need to see the CFP semifinal predictions and Peach Bowl betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now the model has dialed in on Georgia vs. Ohio State and just revealed its coveted picks and Peach Bowl 2022 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s picks. Now, here are the college football odds and trends for Ohio State vs. Georgia:
- Ohio State vs. Georgia spread: Bulldogs -5
- Ohio State vs. Georgia over/under: 62.5 points
- Ohio State vs. Georgia money line: Buckeyes +180, Bulldogs -220
- OSU: It is 6-13 ATS against ranked teams under Ryan Day (since 2019).
- UGA: It is 25-13 ATS against ranked teams under Kirby Smart (since 2016).
- Ohio State vs. Georgia picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Georgia Bulldogs vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Why Georgia can cover
The Bulldogs are 5-3 against the spread in their past eight games, and the defense gets the accolades, but the offense can win games. UGA allows less than 13 points per game (second in FBS) and scores 39 (11th). Quarterback Stetson Bennett has been the MVP of the past three postseason games, including the SEC title game. He has 811 passing yards (270 per game), 10 TDs and zero interceptions in those three games. The senior is surrounded by weapons, including Mackey Award-winning tight end Brock Bowers and a trio of elite running backs.
Bowers has 726 yards (14 per catch) and six TDs, and Ladd McConkey has 675 yards and five scores, but his status is unclear because of a knee injury. Michigan did its damage on the ground, and few are better than the Bulldogs in that area. Kenny McIntosh (709 yards, 10 TDs), Daijun Edwards (681, seven) and Kendall Milton (533, six) lead an attack that averages 5.5 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Georgia’s defense is the best in the nation against the run (77 YPG). The Bulldogs won 12 games by double digits, and they are 8-2 ATS in their past 10 bowl games. See which side to back at SportsLine.
Why the Ohio State can cover
The Buckeyes, who are 5-6-1 ATS this season, don’t want to let this chance slip away. They have the No. 2 scoring offense in the nation, a unit that averages 44.5 points under the direction of quarterback C.J. Stroud. The junior has 3,340 passing yards and 37 touchdowns (T-4 in FBS) while throwing just six interceptions. OSU averages 493 yards per game (sixth) and protects the ball. The Buckeyes are plus-7 in turnover margin while the Bulldogs are minus-1. The offense averages 7.2 yards per play, best in the nation, while the defense allows 4.7 per play (15th).
OSU will have an extra week to prepare after missing the conference championship. Running back Miyan Williams leads a rushing attack that averages 5.5 yards per carry (eighth in FBS), as he has 817 yards (6.5 per carry) and 13 touchdowns. All-American Marvin Harrison Jr. (1,157 receiving yards) and Emeka Egbuka (1,039) have combined for 21 touchdowns. The defense has 30 sacks, with Jack Sawyer (4.5) and J.T. Tuimoloau (3.5) among several players with multiple takedowns. The Buckeyes allow 304 yards and 19 points per game, both 11th in FBS. See which side to back at SportsLine.
How to make Ohio State vs. Georgia picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 62 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can see the model’s Georgia vs. Ohio State Peach Bowl pick only at SportsLine.
So who wins Georgia vs. Ohio State in the CFP semifinals? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Ohio Sate vs. Georgia spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $2,500 the last six-plus years, and find out.