Sugar Bowl Betting Lines - Texas vs. Washington Odds

Sugar Bowl Game Texas vs. Washington Betting Lines

The Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal) between the Texas Longhorns and Washington Huskies is expected to be a shootout. Both teams have potent offenses led by excellent quarterbacks. Oddsmakers at the crypto sportsbook sure think it is going to be a high scoring game, as the total is set at 63. The Texas Longhorns face the Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Longhorns come into this game at 12-1 SU and 7-5-1 ATS, while the Huskies are 13-0 SU and 6-6-1 ATS. Texas is listed as a 4-point favorite at BookMaker with a total of 63.

College Football Betting Lines

Rose Bowl Betting Odds

Texas Longhorns -4

Washington Huskies +4

Total 63

Odds Analysis

There has not been much movement on the side in this game, as most sportsbooks opened the game at 4.5 and the current number is 4. The total has seen a little bit of movement toward the under, as most online sportsbooks opened the total at 64 and the current number is 63.

Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns are 12-1 SU and 7-5-1 ATS with five games going over the total and eight going under. They are averaging 36.2 points per game which is 16th in the country and they are averaging 475.9 yards per game. The Longhorns are giving up just 17.5 points per game which is 13th in the country. Jonathon Brooks leads the team with 1,139 yards but he is out due to injury, Quinn Ewers has thrown for 3,161 yards, while Xavier Worthy leads the team with 969 receiving yards.

Washington Huskies

Washington is 13-0 SU and 6-6-1 ATS with six games going over the total and seven going under. They are averaging 37.7 points per game which is 11th in the country and they are averaging 469.1 yards per contest. They are giving up 23.6 points per game which is 50th in the country and they are allowing 396.9 yards per contest. Dillon Johnson leads the team with 1,113 yards, Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 4,218 yards, while Rome Odunze leads the team with 1,428 receiving yards.

Sugar Bowl Free Pick

How often do you see an unbeaten team in a bowl game as a 4-point underdog against a team with one loss? There is no question that Washington is not getting much respect in the Sugar Bowl. The same thing happened to the Huskies in the Pac-12 title game, as they were a big underdog against Oregon. And we know what happened in that game, as the Huskies won outright. Can Washington surprise everyone again and beat Texas in the Sugar Bowl?

One of the teams that I saw the most this season was Washington and I was not that impressed. I admit that I was surprised they beat Oregon in the Pac-12 title game, but the difference between Oregon and Texas is that Texas has a defense. Oregon’s defense wasn’t any good all season. The Longhorns have a decisive edge in this game on defense, as they can make stops, while Washington’s defense is going to have a hard time stopping Texas. The only way that Washington stays in this game is if Penix has a huge game and I just don’t see it happening. Texas has a quarterback in Ewers who I think is actually better than Penix and there is no question that the Longhorns have the better defense. I have to go with Texas minus the points in this game and I think it will be a rematch between Alabama and Texas in the title game. I was tempted to take the over in the Sugar Bowl, but I think the best choice is to simply lay the points with the Longhorns.

BookMaker Pick: Texas -4

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