Before popping the champagne on New Year’s Eve, another countdown is on for college football’s 2022 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This annual game, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, is the ninth-oldest bowl game in college football.
Back in July, this year’s bowl made history by selling out at the fastest rate in its 54-year history, marking a sellout in 23 of its last 26 matches. Why did it sell out so quickly? Probably because this season features a coveted semifinal matchup between the No. 1 Sportsbook game.
The Buckeyes carried an 11-0 record into a late-season showdown with Michigan but the Wolverines dashed their hopes of a perfect season and put their CFP hopes in jeopardy with a 43-25 victory. Then when all seemed lost, the USC Trojans gave up their spot in the CFP in a 47-24 beating by the Utah Utes, allowing Ohio State to slip back into the No. 4 spot. The Buckeyes’ second-leading rusher, TreVeyon Henderson (571 yards), won’t run in the CFP race after requiring surgery for a broken foot. Luckily, the receiving group still looks to have a brighter future with Marvin Harrison Jr., eighth in the nation with 1,157 receiving yards, and sidekick Emeka Egbuka (1,039 yards) both healthy and ready to go.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, have calmly sailed to the playoffs on their quest to capture back-to-back national titles. After a 50-30 victory over the LSU Tigers, the Dawgs are this year’s SEC champions, avenging last season’s loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the conference title game. Georgia could be missing OL Warren McClendon, who sustained an MCL injury, and WR Ladd McConkey, who aggravated a knee injury. McConkey is the second-leading receiver on the team with 675 receiving yards. Head coach Kirby Smart says their return isn’t certain but hopes the weeks leading up to kickoff will be enough rest to get them back on the field.
The Georgia Bulldogs are currently on a 27-game regular season winning streak. pic.twitter.com/zdFuZeEkn0— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) November 29, 2022
To save you some time, we’ve covered all the holiday sports prep by carefully sifting through the most notable information about betting trends and the betting history of the Peach Bowl odds. Sit back and prepare to make well-informed bets and picks for the Ohio State vs Georgia game.
For a complete statistical breakdown of the Peach Bowl odds, see our Ohio State vs Georgia Matchup Report, or you can check out our College Football Bowl Schedule for all college football games this winter.
2022 Peach Bowl Odds
|Ohio State Buckeyes||+215||+7.0 (-115)||62.5 (-110)|
|Georgia Bulldogs||-260||-7.0 (-105)||62.5 (-110)|
According to online sportsbook Sportsbook, the Dawgs enter as 7-point favorites at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on New Year’s Eve. Georgia has only seen a spread below 10 points once this season, covering Week 10’s -9.5 line in its 27-13 win over the Tennessee Volunteers. Having been favored by 20 points or more nine times, the Bulldogs have been challenged to cover those spreads, resulting in a 7-6 ATS record. Likewise, the Buckeyes also have only been handed a single spread below 10 points, in their recent Week 13 loss to the Wolverines when they failed to cover as 9-point favorites. They finished with a 5-6-1 ATS record.
Since the Dawgs put up a wall in allowing 13.8 points per game, fifth fewest in the country, it’s no shock that the UNDER is a trend, with eight of their games this season going below the total. On the other hand, the Buckeyes offense rates second best in the nation in scoring 44.5 points per game, causing nine of their last 10 games to hit the OVER. Georgia is 35-21-3 heading into its 60th bowl game appearance while Ohio State is a balanced 28-27 as it prepares for its 56th bowl performance.
- Best Spread-108-112OSU+4.5-4.5GA
- Best Moneyline+190-220OSUGA
- Best Total-110-110Over61.561.5Under
2022 Peach Bowl Betting Trends:
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. The LSU Tigers beat the Florida State Seminoles 31-27 to start the history of the annual event.
The Peach Bowl has hired many moving companies. In 1971, the game packed up and moved to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. After a two-decade stint, it had a fresh start at the Georgia Dome from 1993 through 2016. Since 2017, the bowl game has been housed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Atlanta Falcons play.
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 Sportsbook 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.
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. In last season’s Peach Bowl, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers in a 31-21 finish.
Peach Bowl Bites
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|Year||Bowl||Team||Score||Team||Score||Spread||ATS Sportsbook||SU Sportsbook|
|1999||Peach Bowl||Clemson||7||Mississippi State||17||-2.5||Mississippi State||Mississippi State|
|2000||Peach Bowl||LSU||28||Georgia Tech||14||-8.5||LSU||LSU|
|2001||Peach Bowl||North Carolina||16||Auburn||10||+2.5||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|2006||Peach Bowl||Virginia Tech||24||Georgia||31||+3||Georgia||Georgia|
|2008||Peach Bowl||LSU||38||Georgia Tech||3||-4||LSU||LSU|
|2009||Peach Bowl||Tennessee||14||Virginia Tech||37||-5||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech|
|2010||Peach Bowl||Florida State||26||South Carolina||17||-2.5||Florida State||Florida State|
|2013||Peach Bowl||Duke||48||Texas A&M||52||-14||Texas 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|
|2021||Peach Bowl||Pittsburgh||21||Michigan State||31||-2.5||Michigan State||Michigan State|
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 Sportsbook 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 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 2022 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Ohio State Buckeyes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday, December 31, at 8 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 2021 Peach Bowl?
The Michigan State Spartans edged the Pittsburgh Panthers 31-21 to win the 2021 Peach Bowl. No. 9 Michigan State put up 21 points in the fourth quarter to take home the victory.