Peach Bowl Total Prediction
Can No. 4 Oklahoma find a way to slow down the offense of top-ranked LSU when the two collide in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal on Saturday at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal
241 Oklahoma vs. 242 LSU
Saturday, December 28, 2019
4PM ET – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, LSU is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -14 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 76 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on LSU as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Sooners claim the Big 12
Oklahoma is coming off a 30-23 OT win over Baylor in the Big 12 Championship. Oklahoma has won its last five games since a 48-41 loss to Kansas State. The Sooners are 12-1 on the season, 5-8 against the spread and 7-5-1 with the under.
The Sooners had one of the top offenses in the nation this season, averaging 43.2 points and 554.2 yards per game. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 24.5 points and 330.6 yards per contest. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 1,255 yards and 18 more scores. Kennedy Brooks has added 976 rushing yards and five touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb is the team’s leading receiver with 58 catches for 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns.
LSU looking unstoppable
The LSU Tigers had a perfect regular season, winning the SEC Championship Game 37-10 over Georgia, to earn the top seed in the playoffs. LSU is 13-0 on the season, 8-5 against the spread and 8-5 with the over.
LSU is a powerful combo of offense and defense. The Tigers are putting up 47.8 points and 554.3 yards per game while allowing just 21.2 points and 341.3 yards per contest. Leading LSU is Heisman winner Joe Burrow, who has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns with just six interceptions. Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson are both over 1,200 receiving yards and have combined for 32 touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is leading the Tigers on the ground with 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire is listed as questionable for this game due to a hamstring injury.
College Football Betting Trends
The Sooners have hit the under in four of their last five bowl games and in four straight games on a neutral field.
The Tigers are 4-0 with the over in their last four against Big 12 opponents and 5-1-1 with the over in their last seven non-conference games.
This game certainly has the potential to be a 40-40 shootout, but I think the total is being set too high. We are expecting LSU to score a lot, which I think it will. However, the Sooners defense has faced a lot of strong offenses and shouldn’t be completely overwhelmed by the Tigers and Burrow. Oklahoma can’t really say its faced an SEC-caliber defense this year, so I think the Sooners are going to have some struggles moving the ball like they usually do. Oklahoma didn’t overwhelm the likes of Baylor or TCU, so I think its not a given that the Sooners will amass a lot of yards.
Peach Bowl Prediction: Oklahoma/LSU Under 76