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The Georgia Bulldogs (13-0) are the favorites, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), in this season's College Football Playoff National Championship Semifinal, where they will oppose the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on December 31, 2022, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 62.5 points.

The Buckeyes are 6.5-point underdogs in their matchup with the Bulldogs (the game has a total of 62.5 points).

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Georgia (-6.5)
  • Moneyline: Georgia (-256), Ohio State (+209)
  • Total: 62.5 Points

Georgia Betting Info

  • Georgia's record against the spread is 7-6-0.
  • Georgia's ATS record as 6.5-point or bigger favorites is 7-6.
  • Georgia has played 13 games this year, and five of them have gone over the total.
  • The Bulldogs have won each of the 11 games they were favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Bulldogs have won all 11 games they have played with moneyline odds of -256 or shorter.

Ohio State Betting Info

  • Ohio State has covered the spread five times in 12 games.
  • There have been nine Ohio State games (out of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • The Buckeyes will play as the underdog for the first time this season.
  • The Buckeyes are undefeated in two games this season when they're the underdog by +209 or more on the moneyline.

Georgia vs. Ohio State Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Bulldogs and Buckeyes
Bulldogs Stats Buckeyes
284.5 Pass yards 294.2
215.1 Pass yards against 184
207.3 Rush yards 198.5
77 Rush yards against 119.9
+2 Turnover differential +7

Georgia Leaders

  • Stetson Bennett has thrown for 3,420 yards (263.1 ypg) to lead Georgia, completing 67.9% of his passes and recording 20 touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season. He's also figured in the ground game with 184 rushing yards on 47 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
  • The team's top rusher, Kenny McIntosh, has carried the ball 136 times for 709 yards (54.5 per game) and 10 touchdowns. He's proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 444 receiving yards on 37 catches with one touchdown through the air.
  • Daijun Edwards has carried the ball 126 times for 687 yards (52.8 per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Brock Bowers has hauled in 52 receptions for 726 yards (55.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone six times as a receiver.
  • Ladd McConkey has hauled in 51 receptions totaling 675 yards, finding the end zone five times as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Jalen Carter has collected three sacks to lead the team, while also picking up four TFL and 25 tackles.
  • Georgia's leading tackler, Malaki Starks, has 50 tackles and two interceptions this year.
  • Christopher Smith has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 36 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.

Ohio State Leaders

  • C.J. Stroud leads Ohio State with 3,340 yards on 235-of-355 passing with 37 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
  • Miyan Williams has rushed 125 times for 817 yards, with 13 touchdowns.
  • TreVeyon Henderson has run for 571 yards across 107 attempts, scoring six touchdowns.
  • Marvin Harrison Jr. leads his squad with 1,157 receiving yards on 72 catches with 12 touchdowns.
  • Emeka Egbuka has caught 66 passes and compiled 1,039 receiving yards (86.6 per game) with nine touchdowns.
  • Julian Fleming's 29 receptions (on 48 targets) have netted him 462 yards (38.5 ypg) and six touchdowns.
  • Jack Sawyer leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 21 tackles.
  • Tommy Eichenberg is the team's tackle leader this year. He's collected 96 tackles, eight TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Tanner McCalister has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 18 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

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Georgia vs. Ohio State Over/Under Trends

  • In two games this season, Georgia and its opponents have combined to put up more than 62.5 points.
  • Ohio State has played eight games this season that ended with a combined score over 62.5 points.
  • Georgia's contests this year have an average point total of 55.2, 7.3 fewer points than this game's over/under.
  • Ohio State's games this season have had an average of 59.5 points, three fewer points than this game's total.

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