Peach Bowl Prediction
Will No. 4 Oklahoma have the ability to slow down top-ranked LSU when the two meet up in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl as part of the College Football Playoff today 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 -13.5 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 76 points. The public betting currently has 64 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.
LSU with flawless season
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, but coach Ed Orgeron says he expects him to play.
Sooners hope for playoff victory
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.
College Football Betting Trends
The Tigers have covered the spread in five straight against Big 12 opponents and in five of their last six on a neutral field.
The Sooners are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games as an underdog, but 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games on a neutral field.
The Sooners are a great program, but the playoffs have not been kind to them. They have lost all three appearances, including two by double figures. I don’t think this Oklahoma team is as good as previous incarnations either. Jalen Hurts is great, but Oklahoma doesn’t have a great back to compliment him. The defense was great early in the year, but slowed down late. LSU has an offense that has scored on much better defenses as is, and the Tigers have a defense that is probably as good as any Oklahoma has faced all season. The Sooners may compete early, but I think LSU will eventually shut them down on both sides of the ball and cover this spread.
Peach Bowl Prediction: LSU -13.5