2018 Rose Bowl Betting Lines, Preview, & Sportsbook Analysis
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The college football betting lines are primed for the 2018 Rose Bowl. Part of the college football playoffs, every betting sportsbook player in the country knows the Rose Bowl is a can’t miss matchup. This year’s rendition will pit the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs against the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners. Let’s take a look at what the betting sportsbook odds have to say about the upcoming Rose Bowl.
2018 Rose Bowl – Georgia vs. Oklahoma – Monday, January 1st
When: 5:00 pm ET
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Football Betting Lines:
Georgia Bulldogs PK (-130) 60 (-110) -130
Oklahoma Sooners PK (+110) 60 (-110) +110
The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 12-1 record. Additionally, the program posted a 7-1 record in SEC play. With that brilliant performance, the Bulldogs earned an invitation to this year’s SEC Championship, since Georgia finished No. 1 overall in the SEC – East. Georgia would go on to face the No. 4 Auburn Tigers in that championship match. Furthermore, the Bulldogs were able to hand the Tigers a decisive 28-7 beating. Without a doubt, the Bulldogs merit the favoritism from the college football betting lines considering that they finished the year out with a 3-game winning streak.
The numbers are predicting quite a heated matchup in the 2018 Rose Bowl. Unquestionably, the Sooners take the advantage on offense. Specifically, the Bulldogs are averaging 34.9 points, which is significantly less than the whopping 44.9 that the Sooners are scoring However, things are different on the defensive side of things since the numbers favor Georgia’s unit. At the present time, the Bulldogs are giving up a slim 13.2 points. This figure is light-years below the 25.0 figure that the Sooners are giving up to their opponents. With these numbers in mind, it’s clear that this year’s Rose Bowl will be one of the best in recent years.
The Sooners had high hopes for the 2017 season, considering the type of success they enjoyed last year. Ultimately, Oklahoma delivered on that hype by posting a 12-1 record throughout the regular season. Integral to that record was an 8-1 record that the program posted in Big 12 play. After that brilliant performance, the Sooners found themselves ranked No. 1 overall in the Big 12. Naturally, the Sooners received an invite to the Big 12 Championship match where they would go on to face No. 10 TCU. In the end, Oklahoma overcame the Horned Frogs 41-17. Despite that triumphant performance, the teaser sports betting lines still believe Oklahoma will fall short in this matchup.
The money line is low enough for bettors to try their luck on. Nevertheless, this is such a close matchup that it will be difficult to predict straight up. Similarly, both teams have found plenty of success against the spread this season, so that line might not be as obvious. At the moment the Bulldogs are 9-4 against the spread while the Sooners are 8-5 ATS.