Sugar Bowl line
and point spread: Hawaii vs. Georgia
The betting preview with point
spread and line on the Sugar Bowl game Hawaii vs. Georgia.
long will the No.10 Hawaii Warriors (12-0) stay unbeaten
will be decided during the Sugar Bowl game when they meet a
worthy opponent - the No.4 Georgia Bulldogs (10-2).
Hawaii had no problem this season holding on to the WAC
leadership and the Georgia Bulldogs took home the SEC East.
Hawaii quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Colt Brennan was
quoted saying that no one can stop the Warriors, but the odds
makers beg to differ. The betting firm
Bookmaker has listed the Hawaii
Warriors as underdog for the 2008 Sugar Bowl. The point
spread on the Hawaii vs. Georgia Sugar Bowl game is favoring
the Bulldogs -8 points and the total is listed at 70 points. The
Hawaii Warriors are betting line underdog, as well, the line on
Hawaii sitting at +255 and the Bulldogs will hold the betting
line -305 on winning the bowl game on January 1st.
Although defensively the Georgia Bulldogs
have the edge, allowing 21 points on average, compare to Hawaii
with 24.2 points per game, the power of the Warriors will come
from their 5th-ranked offense, with 537.3 yards per game,
compared to Georgia's 391.3 yards on average per game. Hawaii is
also converting these yards into points for 46.2 points scored
per game to rank second in the NCAA, while the Georgia Bulldogs
convert to 31.9 points per game. If these stats remain relative
in the Sugar Bowl game, the finals score could bring upset to
the bookies. So far only two Hawaii players will miss the Sugar
Bowl game - DB Keao Monteilh and DE Francis Maka. At the Georgia
camp, running back Kregg Lumpkin is out indefinitely, LB Chris
Gaunder and NaDerris Ward remain questionable for the Sugar Bowl
game with injuries. Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games and
Hawaii is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 games. The total
has gone UNDER in 5 of Hawaii's last 5 games.
About Sugar Bowl: The 2008 Sugar Bowl game
between the Hawaii Warriors and the Georgia Bulldogs will take
place on January 1st in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans,
Louisiana. The Sugar Bowl is the second oldest bowl game, along
with the Orange Bowl and Sun Bowl, all played annually since
1935. The last payout was worth $17 million and matched up LSU
and Notre Dame in 2007, LSU winning the Sugar Bowl game 41-14.
The 2008 Sugar Bowl will start at 8:30pm EST.