Georgia vs. Baylor,
01/01/2020 20:45 EDT,
Score: 26 - 14
Point Spread: +5/-104 Baylor
All-American LT Andrew Thomas not suiting up for Georgia and starting RT Isaiah Wilson also out out as they prepare for the NFL draft as well as starting guard Ben Cleveland who was ruled academically ineligible.It does end there as the Dawgs will also be without its top two receivers a Lawrence Cager and Dominick Blaylock as they deal with injuries. Georgias key RBs could also be out as leading rusher DeAndre Swift, is banged up and hobbled and could easily just try to get healthy before the NFL Draft and skip here or see very limited action. Add to that James Cook, is in trouble with the law for a having a gun in his car, and you have an array of Georgia Bulldogs out or missing and team with very little motivation taking the field today against a hard working Baylor team, that has a coach on the sidelines in Matt Rhule who has thrived in the underdog role for bettors, going 33-15 ATS getting points and 30-14-1 ATS in neutral site tilts . Some times Bowl games are all about motivation that off sets some talent issues. Kirby Smarts group is a team that could easily just be going through the motions here today, while Baylor will be sky high and ready to make a mark and get this program back on the College football map again.Per Rhule, he will have his entire team at his disposal, including starting quarterback Charlie Brewer, who left the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 7 with a concussion.
"Our guys value the opportunity to compete. I think they value the opportunity to compete against one of the best teams in the country," Rhule said. "What a great measuring stick for us as a program, our players. And we have a lot of guys that -- everyone is going to play."
Rhule is 10-1 ATS vs. excellent ball control teams, 32 or more possession minutes/game in all games he has coached since 1992. Rhule is 11-1 ATS after 4 or more consecutive wins against the spread in all games he has coached since 1992
BAYLOR is 7-1 ATS vs. good offensive teams - scoring 31 or more points/game this season. BAYLOR is 11-3 ATS vs. good teams - outscoring opponents by 10+ PPG on the season over the last 3 seasons.
Advantage Baylor plus the points