Texas Vs. Georgia: Sugar Bowl Trends & Betting History

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 9:05 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 9:05 PM UTC

No. 5 Georgia opened an 11-point favorite versus No. 15 Texas in the 2019 Sugar Bowl, the Bulldogs looking to close the gap in the 8-5 SU edge the Big 12 holds over the SEC conference. Betting history, trends, and key numbers for the matchup here. 

<h2>2019 Sugar Bowl: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/texas-longhorns-vs-georgia-bulldogs-3690818/odds/" target="_blank" title="Texas vs Georgia Odds Board">No. 15 Texas vs. No. 5 Georgia</a></h2><p>The 85th Sugar Bowl, the designated destination for the Big 12 and SEC champions, welcome the runner-ups from the conferences No. 15 Texas and No. 5 Georgia this year, as <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Picks &amp; Predictions">No.1 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma earned invites to the College Football Playoffs</a>. It’s the first meeting between the storied programs since the Bulldogs upset the Longhorns 10-9 in the 1984 Cotton Bowl Classic as 7.5-point underdogs, costing Texas a shot at the national title.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3690818, "sportsbooksIds":[19,169,999996,1096,92], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2>Results Last 20 Years</h2><table border="1" style="width:100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Season</th> <th>Team</th> <th>Opp</th> <th>Final</th> <th>Line</th> <th>Total</th> <th>Winners ATS</th> </tr> <tr> <td>1998</td> <td>Ohio St.</td> <td>Texas A&amp;M</td> <td>24-14</td> <td>-12.5</td> <td>NA</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1999</td> <td>Florida St.</td> <td>Virginia Tech</td> <td>46-29</td> <td>-5.5</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td>Miami (FL)</td> <td>Florida</td> <td>37-20</td> <td>-7</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2001</td> <td>LSU</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td>47-34</td> <td>-2</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2002</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td>Florida St.</td> <td>26-13</td> <td>-8</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003</td> <td>LSU</td> <td>Oklahoma</td> <td>21-14</td> <td>7</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2004</td> <td>Auburn</td> <td>Virginia Tech</td> <td>16-13</td> <td>-6</td> <td>NA</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2005</td> <td>West Virginia</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td>38-35</td> <td>7</td> <td>NA</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006</td> <td>LSU</td> <td>Notre Dame</td> <td>41-14</td> <td>-9</td> <td>55.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td>Hawaii</td> <td>41-10</td> <td>-9.1</td> <td>68</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2008</td> <td>Utah</td> <td>Alabama</td> <td>31-17</td> <td>9</td> <td>45.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2009</td> <td>Florida</td> <td>Cincinnati</td> <td>54-21</td> <td>-12.5</td> <td>58</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td>Ohio St.</td> <td>Arkansas</td> <td>31-26</td> <td>-3.5</td> <td>56.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2011</td> <td>Michigan</td> <td>Virginia Tech</td> <td>23-20</td> <td>-2.5</td> <td>51.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2012</td> <td>Louisville</td> <td>Florida</td> <td>33-23</td> <td>14</td> <td>48</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2013</td> <td>Oklahoma</td> <td>Alabama</td> <td>45-31</td> <td>16.5</td> <td>51.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2014</td> <td>Ohio St.</td> <td>Alabama</td> <td>42-35</td> <td>8</td> <td>59</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2015</td> <td>Ole Miss</td> <td>Oklahoma St.</td> <td>48-20</td> <td>-8</td> <td>69.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2016</td> <td>Oklahoma</td> <td>Auburn</td> <td>35-19</td> <td>-3</td> <td>64.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2017</td> <td>Alabama</td> <td>Clemson</td> <td>24-6</td> <td>-3</td> <td>46.5</td> <td>W</td> </tr> </tbody></table><p> </p><h2>Sugar Bowl Key Betting Numbers (Since 1999 Unless Noted)</h2><p>Average Victory Margin: 14.4<br />Average Line: -1.5<br />Favorite ATS: 12-8<br />Average Total: 56.2 (since 2006)<br />O/U Record: 6-6 (since 2006)<br />O/U Margin: 1.3<br />Largest Underdog Upset: Oklahoma (+16.5) 45, Alabama 31 (2014)<br />Largest Spread: Alabama, -16.5 (2014)<br />Largest Rout: Florida (-12.5) 54, Cincinnati 21 (2010)</p><h2>Sugar Bowl Summary &amp; Trends</h2><ul> <li>Game winners are 18-2 ATS during the last two decades.</li> <li>Only two of the last 20 winners sustained a loss in their previous contest. Both Texas and Georgia fell in their respective conference championships last time out.</li> <li>Sugar Bowl losers average 20.7 points in defeat.</li> <li>Nine of the last 12 contests have been finished with a double-digit point differential.</li></ul><h2>Conference H2H: Big 12 vs. SEC</h2><p>Since 1980, the SEC has a big edge over the Big 12 in bowl games, going 31-19 SU and 32-18 ATS (64.0 percent). The Big 12 kicks off a -0.6 average favorite. The SEC exceeds expectations kicking off chalk or a short-priced underdog of less than a field goal in this span, compiling an astonishing 22-6 ATS (78.6 percent) record. The division owns a 5.1 average ATS margin under these market conditions. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Odds Board">Oddsmakers opened Georgia as 11-point favorite versus Texas</a>.</p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Which team will attempt to hoist this ~60lb. trophy? &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TexasFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TexasFootball&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/FootballUGA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@FootballUGA&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/SugarBowl?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#SugarBowl&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/WCK7qZlIOv\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/WCK7qZlIOv&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Allstate Sugar Bowl (@SugarBowlNola) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SugarBowlNola/status/1069333194414133248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;2 de dezembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p><strong>No. 15 Texas Longhorns (9-4 SU, 5-8 ATS)</strong></p><ul> <li>Seasons: 117</li> <li>Bowl Record: 28-24-2 SU, 10-18 ATS (since 1980)</li> <li>Coach, Bowl Record: Tom Herman (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS</li></ul><p>Head coach Tom Herman has dominated in his pair of bowl games. In 2015, Herman led Houston to a 38-24 victory over Florida State as a touchdown underdog in the Peach Bowl, while cruising 33-16 with Texas over Missouri in last year’s Texas Bowl. The Longhorns went off a 2-point pup in the latter contest. Overall, Herman is covering the spread (4.5) by 20.0 points per game.</p><p><strong>Texas vs. SEC (Since 1980)</strong></p><ul> <li>SU Record: 9-10</li> <li>Average Margin: 0.6</li> <li>ATS Record: 8-11</li> <li>Average Line: -4.2</li></ul><p>The 11-point spread in the 2019 Sugar Bowl is the second longest line against an SEC opponent in the modern era. Texas slumped to a 31-3 defeat at Auburn as a 13-point underdog in 1987, and mustered just a touchdown in a 31-7 loss to Arkansas in the 2014 Texas Bowl spotted 6.5 points in the next closest number.</p><p><strong>No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (11-2 SU, 8-5 ATS)</strong></p><ul> <li>Seasons: 115</li> <li>Bowl Record: 31-20-3 SU, 21-13-1 ATS (since 1980)</li> <li>Coach, Bowl Record: Kirby Smart, (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS)</li></ul><p>Defensive guru Kirby Smart has seen the “over” cash in 10 of 12 bowl games including his time as coordinator at Alabama. Opponents average 24.8 points.</p><p><strong>Georgia vs. Big 12</strong></p><ul> <li>SU Record: 6-2</li> <li>Average Margin: 5.9</li> <li>ATS Record: 5-3</li> <li>Average Line: -4.8</li></ul><p>In three games on neutral soil, the Bulldogs post 43.0 points per game against Big 12 foes. This includes last year’s 54-48 double-overtime win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. The Bulldogs put up 44 points in regulation time.</p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/sugar-bowl-college-football-pick-texas-georgia-preview/87745">Check Out SBR's Sugar Bowl Preview</a></h2>
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