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2019 Sugar Bowl Odds: Opening Line for Georgia-Texas

Dec 02, 2018 2:53 PM EST

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports. Sam Ehlnger

  • Georgia will meet Texas in the 2019 Sugar Bowl.
  • The Bulldogs are 14-point betting favorites after oddsmakers released the lines on Sunday afternoon.

2019 Sugar Bowl Odds

  • Betting Line: Georgia -10.5
  • Total: 58
  • Date: Jan. 1
  • Time: 8:45 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

>> All odds as of 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets

After both losing their respective conference championship games, Georgia and Texas will meet in the 2019 Sugar Bowl. Oddsmakers opened the Dawgs as a 14-point favorite, but it was bet down to -10.5 on Sunday night.

For Texas, a berth in the Sugar Bowl is a considerable step up from last season, in which a 6-6 record appropriately led the Longhorns to the Texas Bowl.

For Georgia, however, playing in the Sugar Bowl means missing out on the College Football Playoff, a goal that was certainly alive through three quarters of the SEC Championship Game.

2019 Sugar Bowl Betting Odds

Georgia opened as a 14-point favorite in the Sugar Bowl.

This is the biggest underdog Texas has been all season, and should be music to the ears of anyone who wants to bet on the Longhorns. Coach Tom Herman is 12-2-1 against the spread as an underdog in his career.

How Georgia Reached the Sugar Bowl

Entering the SEC Championship, Georgia was in position to make this year’s playoff, holding the No. 4 ranking. A loss to Alabama, however, was enough to drop the Bulldogs outside the top four.

Georgia has put together a quality season wins against Florida, Auburn, and Kentucky this season. There are few people doubting Georgia is one of the best four teams in the country, but you can’t lose two games when there are one-loss Power 5 conference champions also out there.

How Texas Reached the Sugar Bowl

An season-opening loss to Maryland for the second consecutive year raised plenty of questions about the 2018 Longhorns. But following that loss, Texas lost to only West Virginia and Oklahoma State by a combined four points.

While they did knock off Oklahoma in the middle of the season, the Longhorns weren’t as fortunate in the Big 12 Championship, losing, 39-27.

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