Georgia Pregame Picks: Staff Score Predictions, Picks Against the Spread and Eleven Warriors Prop Bets

By 11W Staff on December 31, 2022 at 1:30 pm
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The Peach Bowl is *finally* here, you guys – well, almost.

It legitimately seems like such a long time since Ohio State took the field, a game that many of us would like to forget. With their loss game being an embarrassing one to Michigan in Columbus just over a month ago, the Buckeyes are ready to make a statement against top-ranked Georgia in the Peach Bowl tonight.

The Buckeyes are ready.

One thing is for sure: Ohio State's uniforms are going to look damn good tonight. Look good, play good...right?

Eleven Warriors Staff Score Predictions

Ramzy Nasrallah: Ohio State 48, Georgia 45. "Buckeyes have already won a bowl game by this score this year, you’re the fool for not believing it cannot happen twice."

Chase Brown: Ohio State 34, Georgia 28. "Initially, I picked Georgia to win with the same score, 34-28. However, I've been writing "Bring on the Bulldogs" and "Ohio Against the World" in my Skull Sessions so much recently that I'm actually starting to believe the Buckeyes can win this one.  Is it crazy? Probably.  But I'm doin' it! Sue me!"

Dan Hope: Georgia 35, Ohio State 31. "I think Ohio State plays better than it did against Michigan and keeps this game competitive for four quarters, but Georgia has been the best team in the country all year. The Buckeyes have a chance if they can play their best football of the season, but based on how these teams have played coming into the game, I have more confidence in Georgia making the game-winning plays when the game is on the line."

Garrick Hodge: Ohio State 24, Georgia 38. "While Ohio State has the talent on paper to match up with the nation's No. 1 team, it's hard to see the Buckeyes outlasting Georgia for a full 60 minutes. The Bulldogs' defense vs. the Buckeyes' offense will truly be must-see television, but OSU needs to prove it can limit big plays defensively before it can be trusted to pull out a game like this."

Griffin Strom: Ohio State 35, Georgia 45. "This shouldn't look like the 2016 Clemson or 2020 Alabama games, but the reigning national champs are rock solid in just about every facet and pose an imminent threat to an Ohio State team that hasn't played to its potential in the second half of the season."

Chris Lauderback: Ohio State 31, Georgia 35. "I won’t be shocked if Ohio State wins but it’s been a while since the Buckeyes put together a complete game against a good team so I have to lean toward UGA."

Johnny Ginter: Ohio State 24, Georgia 35. "In an ideal world, Ohio State would've taken a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror after the Michigan game and made some significant changes to their approach. What I'm worried about is what happened instead is that they took a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror, said "damn I look great!" and will double down on their previous mistakes."

George Eisner: Ohio State 28, Georgia 31. "The Dawgs' ability to stuff the run will probably end up forcing the Buckeyes' offense into a more one-dimensional approach than preferable. While Ohio State will still find moments to capitalize with points, Georgia should make enough big plays and chunk gains to keep them in front for most — if not all — of the game."

Josh Poloha: Ohio State 31, Georgia 38. "The first time I've picked the Buckeyes to lose since joining 11W. Prove me wrong, Ohio State."

Jason Priestas: Ohio State 31, Georgia 37.

Kyle Jones: Ohio State 27, Georgia 30.

Andy Vance: Ohio State 35, Georgia 31.

Matt Gutridge: Ohio State 28, Georgia 31.

Gary Naughton: Ohio State 38, Georgia 35.

Will Ohio State Cover the Spread?

The Buckeyes opened as nearly a touchdown underdog and Ohio State is now a 5.5-point underdog as of this morning, according to betJack.  With the current point spread, nine of 14 staffers predict that Ohio State will cover the spread and four staffers think the Buckeyes will win the game outright.

What About the Over?

The over/under opened at 60.5 total points and has slightly risen to 62.5. At the current number, eight of 14 staffers believe that the total will hit. Two of us – Chase Brown and Garrick Hodge – have the Buckeyes and Bulldogs combining for precisely 62 points.

Eleven Warriors House Prop Bets

There can never be too many options when it comes to betting, right? Luckily, we have more for you. Along with the spread and over/under, here are a few Eleven Warriors in-house prop lines ahead of Saturday's kickoff. Leave your predictions in the comments and compete for bragging rights.

  • How many passing yards will C.J. Stroud have?
    • Over 279.5 (-110)
    • Under 279.5 (-110)
  • How many touchdown passes will C.J. Stroud have?
    • Over 2.5 (+130)
    • Under 2.5 (-145)
  • How many receiving yards will Marvin Harrison Jr. have?
    • Over 89.5 (-110)
    • Under 89.5 (-110)
  • Will Marvin Harrison Jr. lead the team in receiving yards?
    • Yes (-150)
    • No (+130)
  • How many rushing yards will Miyan Williams have?
    • Over 60.5 (-110)
    • Under 60.5 (-110)

What are some of your thoughts on the game regarding (fun) betting purposes? Do you think Ohio State will cover the spread? Why or why not? How about the over/under? What are some of your favorite prop bets if you could make them up yourself? Leave your answers in the comments.

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