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Peach Bowl Odds are here!

Thursday, December 30, will bring us the 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This annual college football game is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the college football stratosphere, boasting 16 straight sellouts from 1998 to 2013.

Peach Bowl odds for Pittsburgh vs Michigan State are available at your favorite online sportsbook with the College Football Playoff kicking into high gear.

Betting History of the Peach Bowl

A committee appointed by the Lions Club of Atlanta was turned down three times in its attempt to bring a bowl game to the city. Finally, the group was granted NCAA certification in 1968, and the first Peach Bowl was played on December 30 of that year at Georgia Tech’s Grant Field, which sounds like the name of a secret agent or a guy who sells vacuums door to door. LSU beat Florida State 31-27.

The game moved to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1971 and then to the Georgia Dome for 1993 through 2016. Since 2017, the game has been housed at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium – where the Falcons play!

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From 1993 until 2013, this bowl matched an SEC school against one from the ACC, but when the College Football Playoff was created, the game became part of the New Year’s Six bowl rotation. The 2016 semifinal between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington was the first time a top-rated team played in the game. Of course, it was the Crimson Tide. They always seem to find a way to dominate. Darn you, Nick Saban!

The final collegiate game for Texas A&M Heisman winner and CFL almost-legend Johnny Manziel was in the Peach Bowl on December 31, 2013, against Duke. Johnny Football led the Aggies back from a 38-17 halftime deficit to a 52-48 win, turning in the greatest offensive performance in the game’s history by completing 30 of 38 passes for 382 yards and four scores while rushing for 73 yards and a TD.

2021 Peach Bowl: Pittsburgh Vs Michigan State

For bettors looking for a close game full of suspenseful moments, the Peach Bowl may not deliver. From 2008 to 2017, just three games were decided by nine or fewer points. The biggest rout in the game’s history was TCU (-3) over Ole Miss 42-3 in 2014.

The 2017 edition featured the No. 12-ranked UCF Knights vs the No. 7-ranked Auburn Tigers. UCF posted a perfect 12-0 SU record that season to go along with a 7-4-1 ATS record. After an upset win over Alabama, Auburn had hoped to punch its ticket into the College Football Playoff, but those hopes were dashed after losing to Central Florida.

The total was set at 70.5 and those who bet the OVER were in for a treat when they won their bets. Anyone who picked Auburn to cover the spread of -15, unfortunately, recorded a big L in their sportsbook accounts.

2021 Peach Bowl Odds

When Pittsburgh takes on Michigan State in the 2021 Peach Bowl, oddsmakers are forecasting a tight game with the spread currently sitting at 2.5. The line has shifted drastically due to the fact that Panthers QB Kenny Pickett, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist, has opted out of the game to begin preparing for the NFL draft.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Michigan State Spartans by the numbers
Team Conference Record ATS ATS Fave ATS Dog O/U Totals Average Score For Average Score Against
Pittsburgh ACC 11-2 10-3 10-3 0-0 8-5 39.93 21.43
Michigan State Big Ten 10-2 8-3-1 4-2-1 4-1 7-5 29.46 23.69

2020 Peach Bowl Odds

The matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2020 Peach Bowl was a lower-scoring affair with Georgia ekeing out a 24-21 victory.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Cincinnati Bearcats by the numbers
Team Conference Record ATS ATS Fave ATS Dog O/U Totals Average Score For Average Score Against
Georgia SEC 7-2 4-5 4-4 0-1 6-3 33.22 19.89
Cincinnati AAC 9-0 5-4 4-4 1-0 5-4 39.33 16.00

2019 Peach Bowl

On December 28, 2019, the No. 1-ranked LSU Tigers (14-0) took on the No. 4-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. LSU won 63-28 and easily covered the spread. The Tigers were led by current NFL quarterback Joe Burrow, who broke multiple quarterback records that season. Burrow and another current NFL star, Justin Jefferson, were unstoppable in this one. Burrow threw for an absurd 493 yards and seven touchdowns, while Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 yards and four scores.

Although Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts had a stellar regular season – 3,851 yards passing and 1,298 on the ground – his bowl numbers were underwhelming. Hurts completed less than 50 percent of his passes and threw for 217 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.

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How to Bet on the Peach Bowl

Bowl betting doesn’t require you to be a fruit connoisseur. All you need is a basic understanding of college football and betting odds. Don’t worry, we’ll cover it below like a free safety in a Cover 2 scheme.

These are the types of bets you can make on this college football bowl game:

Moneyline – all you have to do is pick the winner straight up

OVER/UNDER – also known as a totals bet, this wager needs you to predict if the total number of combined points will go OVER or UNDER the online betting site’s set number

Point Spread – will the favorite or underdog win or lose by the number of points set by the online sportsbook

Props – these are bets made on individual players (how many rushing yards will Player X have, how many sacks will Player Y have, etc.). You can also place prop bets on which team will win the coin toss

Parlays – bundling multiple bets on one ticket

Peach Bowl Bites

• The Big Ten (2-6) has played the fourth-highest number of Peach Bowls with 8 

• The ACC (15-21) has played the second-highest number of Peach Bowls with 36

• MVPs include Jim Kelly, Broadway star Tiki Barber, Hines Ward, Takeo Spikes, Devin Hester and Matt Flynn

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Peach Bowl History
Year Bowl Team Score Team Score Spread ATS Winner SU Winner
1995 Peach Bowl Georgia 27 Virginia 34 -6 VIRGINIA VIRGINIA
1996 Peach Bowl Clemson 7 LSU 10 -6.5 CLEMSON LSU
1997 Peach Bowl Clemson 17 Auburn 21 -6 CLEMSON AUBURN
1998 Peach Bowl Georgia 35 Virginia 33 -2 GEORGIA GEORGIA
1999 Peach Bowl Clemson 7 Mississippi State 17 -2.5 MIS.ST MIS.ST
2000 Peach Bowl LSU 28 Georgia Tech 14 -8.5 LSU LSU
2001 Peach Bowl North Carolina 16 Auburn 10 +2.5 UNC UNC
2002 Peach Bowl Maryland 30 Tennessee 3 -1 MARYLAND MARYLAND
2003 Peach Bowl Tennessee 14 Clemson 27 +5 CLEMSON CLEMSON
2004 Peach Bowl Florida 10 Miami 27 -3 MIAMI MIAMI
2005 Peach Bowl LSU 40 Miami 3 -6 LSU LSU
2006 Peach Bowl Virginia Tech 24 Georgia 31 +3 GEORGIA GEORGIA
2007 Peach Bowl Auburn 23 Clemson 20 -2 AUBURN AUBURN
2008 Peach Bowl LSU 38 Georgia Tech 3 -4 LSU LSU
2009 Peach Bowl Tennessee 14 Virginia Tech 37 -5 VTECH VTECH
2010 Peach Bowl Florida State 26 South Carolina 17 -2.5 FLAST FLAST
2011 Peach Bowl Virginia 24 Auburn 43 -3 AUBURN AUBURN
2012 Peach Bowl Clemson 25 LSU 24 -3.5 CLEMSON CLEMSON
2013 Peach Bowl Duke 48 Texas A&M 52 -14 TX A&M DUKE
2014 Peach Bowl Ole Miss 3 TCU 42 -3 TCU TCU
2015 Peach Bowl Houston 38 Florida State 24 -7.5 HOUSTON HOUSTON
2016 Peach Bowl Washington 7 Alabama 24 -13 ALABAMA ALABAMA
2017 Peach Bowl UCF 34 Auburn 27 -15.5 UCF UCF
2018 Peach Bowl Florida 41 Michigan 15 -4 FLORIDA FLORIDA
2019 Peach Bowl Oklahoma 28 LSU 63 -12.5 LSU LSU
2020 Peach Bowl Georgia 24 Cincinnati 21 -6 CINCINNATI GEORGIA
2021 Peach Bowl Pittsburgh   Michigan State   -2.5    

Peach Bowl Odds FAQ

Can I bet on the Peach Bowl?

Yes, you can bet on the Peach Bowl. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of ways in which to wager on the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. There are Peach Bowl odds for moneylines, totals and OVER/UNDER bets, point spreads, props, and parlays.

When is the Peach Bowl?

The 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Michigan State Spartans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia is scheduled for kickoff on Thursday, December 30, at 7 p.m. ET. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl just so happens to be the ninth-oldest bowl game in college football.

Who won the 2020 Peach Bowl?

The Georgia Bulldogs edged the Cincinnati Bearcats 24-21 to win the 2020 Peach Bowl. No. 11 Georgia kicked a 53-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to hand No. 6 Cincinnati its only loss of the season.