Capital One Bowl betting preview

In a match-up of conference runner-ups 11-2 Georgia and 10-3 Nebraska hook up in the Capital One Bowl New Year's Day in Orlando (1 pm ET, ABC).

For the early Capital One Bowl betting odds the Bulldogs, after losing an instant-classic to Alabama in the SEC championship game, were favored by nine points over the 'Huskers, who got blown out by Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game.

Four of the past 5 Capital One Bowls played UNDER total, so watch bowl totals on this matchup. [ More Capital One Bowl betting trends, matchup details and more, click here ]

View Nebraska vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 8.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. The over under line was 59 in early bowl wagering at Bovada.


Nebraska Bowl History

YearBowlTeam1ScoreTeam2ScoreTeam2LineATS win
1995Fiesta BowlFlorida24Nebraska62-3.5NEBR
1996Orange BowlVirginia Tech21Nebraska41-15.5NEBR
1997Orange BowlTennessee17Nebraska42-7.5NEBR
1998Holiday BowlNebraska20Arizona233.5ARIZON
1999Fiesta BowlTennessee21Nebraska31-3.5NEBR
2000Alamo BowlNebraska66Northwestern1714.5NEBR
2001Rose BowlNebraska14Miami37-8.5MIAMI
2002Independence BowlNebraska23Mississippi277MISS
2003Alamo BowlMichigan State3Nebraska17-3NEBR
2005Alamo BowlNebraska32Michigan28-10NEBR
2006Cotton BowlNebraska14Auburn17-2.5AUBRN
2008Gator BowlClemson21Nebraska26-1NEBR
2009Holiday BowlNebraska33Arizona02NEBR
2010Holiday BowlWashington19Nebraska7-13.5WASH
2011Capital One BowlNebraska13South Carolina30-3S.CARO

Georgia Bowl History

YearBowlTeam1ScoreTeam2ScoreTeam2LineATS win
1995Chick-Fil-A BowlGeorgia27Virginia34-6VIRGNA
1997Outback BowlWisconsin6Georgia33-8.5GEORGI
1998Chick-Fil-A BowlGeorgia35Virginia33-2GEORGI
1999Outback BowlGeorgia28Purdue255.5PURDUE
2000Oahu BowlGeorgia37Virginia149.5GEORGI
2001Music City BowlBoston College20Georgia16-4BOST.C
2002Sugar BowlGeorgia26Florida State137.5GEORGI
2003Capital One BowlGeorgia34Purdue273.5GEORGI
2004Outback BowlWisconsin21Georgia24-7WISCSN
2005Sugar BowlWest Virginia38Georgia35-7WESTV
2006Chick-Fil-A BowlVirginia Tech24Georgia313GEORGI
2007Sugar BowlHawaii10Georgia41-8GEORGI
2008Capital One BowlMichigan State12Georgia24-9GEORGI
2009Independence BowlTexas A&M20Georgia44-6.5GEORGI
2010Liberty BowlCentral Florida10Georgia6-6UCF
2011Outback BowlMichigan State33Georgia30-2.5MICHST

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 18-ranked offense (37.2 PPG) against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 56 at 26.2 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 274.2 yards per game, more than the Cornhuskers give up through the air (148.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 124-rated road run defense, allowing 296.7 yards per game. Georgia, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

Nebraska was a 70-31 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (101) made winners of OVER bettors. Taylor Martinez tore up the turf for 140 rushing yards in the latest Cornhuskers game, a 70-31 loss to the Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Georgia was a 32-28 loser in its last match at home against Alabama. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 60 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Todd Gurley went over the 100-yard mark (122) in his team's latest effort, but Alabama still defeated Georgia by a score of 32-28.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in January are 4-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When an underdog on the road are 1-9

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in January are 7-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 4-6
When favored at home are 10-0

A few Cornhuskers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Nebraska is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Georgia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games