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Being Vegas’ Rose Bowl pick favors Bulldogs

The Oklahoma Sooners opened as 1.5-point favorites in the 2018 Rose Bowl. 

Betting, however, has swayed odds in Georgia’s favor (-2) in the College Football Playoff semifinal (5 p.m., Jan. 1) in Pasadena, Calif. If the line holds, it would be the third time Oklahoma is in the underdog role this season. 

Score predictors believe it will be a high-scoring affair with the Bulldogs scoring a, 42-37, win. 

How does this benefit Georgia?

The Vegas favorite has won seven of the last nine Rose Bowl Games. 

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Rose Bowl Game: Last 10 games

• Jan. 2, 2017: No. 9 USC 52, No. 5 Penn State 49
• Jan. 1, 2016: No. 5 Stanford 45, No. 6 Iowa 16
• Jan. 1, 2015: No. 3 Oregon 59, No. 2 Florida State 20 (College Football Playoff semifinal)
• Jan. 1, 2014: No. 4 Michigan State 24, No. 5 Stanford 20
• Jan. 1, 2013: No. 8 Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14
• Jan. 2, 2012: No. 6 Oregon 45, No. 9 Wisconsin 38
• Jan. 1, 2011: No. 3 TCU 21, No. 4 Wisconsin 19
• Jan. 1, 2010: No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 7 Oregon 17
• Jan. 1, 2009: No. 5 USC 38, No. 6 Penn State 24
• Jan. 1, 2008: No. 6 USC 49, No. 13 Illinois 17

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