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Sugar Bowl betting odds are here.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl causes a football betting frenzy every year due to its high stakes and ties to the SEC and Big 12 conferences. The game has been played in New Orleans since it began in 1935 with the exception of 2006 when it was temporarily moved to Atlanta in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

Sugar Bowl odds are as sweet as they are important for college football bettors. We give you info on how to handicap your Baylor vs Ole Miss betting picks.

2021 Sugar Bowl Odds

When Ole Miss takes on Baylor, oddsmakers are anticipating a close game with Ole Miss the -1.5 favorite. 

Check out our Sugar Bowl matchup page for more in-depth analysis on who we think we will win and which side to bet.

Baylor Bears vs Ole Miss Rebels by the numbers
Team Conference Record ATS ATS Fave ATS Dog O/U Totals Average Score For Average Score Against
Baylor  Big 12 11-2 9-4 4-3 4-1 6-7 32.46 19.15
Ole Miss SEC 10-2 9-3 6-1 3-2 3-9 35.29 25.00

Sugar Bowl Betting Trends

Check out some Sugar Bowl betting trends and a look at how Ole Miss and Baylor have fared in recent bowl games:

Last 5 Seasons

Favorite SU: 3-2 (60.0%)
Favorite ATS: 3-2 (60.0%)
OVER record: 1-4 (20.0%)

Ole Miss

Ole Miss is 4-1 (80.0%) ATS in its last 5 bowl appearances
Ole Miss is 1-4 (20.0%) OVER in its last 5 bowl appearances
Ole Miss is 7-2-1 (77.8%) ATS in its last 10 bowl appearances
Ole Miss is 3-7 (30.0%) OVER in its last 10 bowl appearances

Baylor (9 bowl games played in our database)

Baylor is 3-2 (60.0%) ATS in its last 5 bowl appearances
Baylor is 3-2 (60.0%) OVER in its last 5 bowl appearances
Baylor is 5-4 (55.6%) ATS in its last 10 bowl appearances
Baylor is 5-4 (55.6%) OVER in its last 10 bowl appearances

Betting History of the Sugar Bowl

The Sugar Bowl has been played annually on New Year’s Day since 1935, except for the years when January 1 falls on a Sunday, which pushes the game to January 2. This college football bowl hosts one of the national semifinal games every three seasons. The two top teams from the SEC and Big 12 play in the Sugar Bowl in years that it isn’t accommodating a playoff.

Contrary to popular belief, the Sugar Bowl is not sponsored or owned by the sweet-tasting soluble carbohydrate that we all eat too much of. It is named as such because the first stadium to host the game was built on land that had once been home to a sugar plantation.

It is, however, sponsored by an insurance company (Allstate).

championship trophy shaped as a football

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Since it began, the Sugar Bowl has always had a tie to the SEC, with all but seven of the bowl’s all-time games featuring an SEC team. The SEC has a 40-37-1 record in 78 games. Another college football powerhouse conference, the Big 12, entered an agreement to send a team to the Sugar Bowl in non-playoff years in 2015. They hold a 4-4-0 record through eight appearances.

From 2011 to 2016, teams in the SEC got crushed like a bunch of cars in a junkyard, going 1-5 straight up (SU) in six games over that stretch, including outright losses by Florida as a 14.5-point favorite to Louisville in 2012 and Alabama as a 17-point fave to Oklahoma in 2013. There were at least 54 points scored in seven of the eight Sugar Bowls played after the 2009 to 2016 seasons.

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The 2017 Sugar Bowl saw a third straight bowl game between Alabama (No. 4) and Clemson (No. 1). The teams had met in the previous two national championship games, with each taking a victory. The Crimson Tide had a perfect record up until their last regular-season game, when they lost to Auburn as a 5-point favorite. The Tigers’ lone blemish that season was being on the wrong end of one of the biggest upsets of the season, losing to Syracuse as a 23.5-point fave.

The final score of the bowl game was 24-6 for Nick Saban’s squad. The total was set at 47.0 and UNDER bettors were able to collect big time. Clemson did not cover the +3.5 spread (sad trombone noise).

January 1, 2019 – aka the 2018 season’s Sugar Bowl – saw the No. 15-ranked Texas Longhorns (9-4) facing off against the No. 5-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (11-2). Coming in with a 5-7-1 record against the spread (ATS), Matthew McConaughey’s college football team of choice beat Georgia 28-21. The total went UNDER the oddsmaker’s set number of 60 and even though the Bulldogs had an 8-5 ATS record, they couldn’t cover the +13.5 points they were given.

2020 Sugar Bowl

When Ohio State took on Clemson a year ago, oddsmakers predicted a relatively close contest between two juggernauts. 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Clemson Tigers by the numbers
Team Conference Record ATS ATS Fave ATS Dog O/U Totals Average Score For Average Score Against
Ohio State Big Ten 6-0 3-3 3-3 0-0 3-2-1 42.50 21.00
Clemson ACC 10-1 5-6 5-6 0-0 6-5 44.91 17.55


How to Bet on the Sugar Bowl

Even those who are new to gambling can get in on some of that sweet Sugar Bowl wagering action. Before you get started, look to our NCAA Football pages for everything you need to make a smart college football bowl bet. You’ll find Sugar Bowl odds, free picks, team stats and more.

These are the main types of bets you can make on the Sugar Bowl:

• A popular wager is the moneyline bet where you only have to pick the winning team

• A totals bet (also called OVER/UNDER) requires you to forecast if the total combined score from both teams will be OVER or UNDER the number set by oddsmakers at the online sportsbooks

• To make a point spread bet you need to determine if the favorite or the underdog is going to win or lose by a set number of points

Props are bets made on individual players (how many touchdowns will the quarterback have, how many yards will a certain player have, etc.), and non-football things like which team will win the coin toss

Parlays give you the option to bundle multiple bets on one betting slip

Sugar Bowl Bites

• MVPs include Steve Spurrier, Peyton and Eli’s dad Archie Manning, Herschel Walker, Dan Marino, Jerome Bettis, Tim Tebow and Teddy Bridgewater.

• Alabama has the most appearances with 16, going 9-7.

• Former Sooner and Rose Bowl MVP Jack Mildren would go on to be the lieutenant- governor of Oklahoma, which is like being vice-president but not.

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Sugar Bowl History
Year Bowl Team Score Team Score Spread ATS Winner SU Winner
1995 Sugar Bowl Virginia Tech 28 Texas 10 -2 VTECH VTECH
1996 Sugar Bowl Florida 52 Florida State 20 +3 FLA FLA
1997 Sugar Bowl Ohio State 14 Florida State 31 -7 FLAST FLAST
1998 Sugar Bowl Ohio State 24 Texas A&M 14 +12 TEXA&M OHIOST
1999 Sugar Bowl Virginia Tech 29 Florida State 46 -6 FLAST FLAST
2000 Sugar Bowl Miami 37 Florida 20 +6 MIAMI MIAMI
2001 Sugar Bowl Illinois 34 LSU 47 -2 LSU LSU
2002 Sugar Bowl Georgia 26 Florida State 13 +7.5 GEORGI GEORGI
2003 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 LSU 21 +6 LSU LSU
2004 Sugar Bowl Virginia Tech 13 Auburn 16 -6 VTECH AUBRN
2005 Sugar Bowl West Virginia 38 Georgia 35 -7 WESTV WESTV
2006 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 14 LSU 41 -8.5 LSU LSU
2007 Sugar Bowl Hawaii 10 Georgia 41 -8 GEORGI GEORGI
2008 Sugar Bowl Utah 31 Alabama 17 -9.5 UTAH UTAH
2009 Sugar Bowl Cincinnati 24 Florida 51 -12.5 FLA FLA
2010 Sugar Bowl Arkansas 26 Ohio State 31 -3 OHIOST OHIOST
2011 Sugar Bowl Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 +3 Push MICH
2012 Sugar Bowl Louisville 33 Florida 23 -14.5 LOUIS LOUIS
2013 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 45 Alabama 21 -17 OKLA OKLA
2014 Sugar Bowl Ohio State 42 Alabama 35 -7.5 Ohio State Ohio State
2015 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma State 20 Mississippi 48 -7.5 Mississippi Mississippi
2016 Sugar Bowl Auburn 19 Oklahoma 35 -2 OKLA OKLA
2017 Sugar Bowl Alabama 24 Clemson 6 +3.5 Alabama Alabama
2018 Sugar Bowl Texas 28 Georgia 21 -13.5 Texas Texas
2019 Sugar Bowl Georgia 26 Baylor 14 -3.5 Georgia Georgia
2020 Sugar Bowl Clemson 28 Ohio State 49 -7.5 Ohio State Ohio State

Sugar Bowl Odds FAQ

Can I bet on the Sugar Bowl?

Yes, you can bet on the Sugar Bowl. In fact, there are a number of ways in which to wager on the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can find Sugar Bowl odds for moneyline bets, totals bets, point spread bets, prop bets, and parlays bets.

When is the Sugar Bowl?

The 2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Ole Miss Rebels and Baylor Bears at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday, January 1, at 8:45 p.m. ET. The Sugar Bowl has been played New Year’s Day every year since 1935, except for the years January 1 falls on a Sunday, which bumps the bowl game to January 2.

Who won the 2020 Sugar Bowl?

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes whipped the No. 3 Clemson Tigers 49-28 in the 2020 Sugar Bowl national semifinal. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields passed for 385 yards and six touchdowns and running back Trey Sermon rushed for 193 yards.