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ESPN Computer's Texas vs. Georgia Prediction

Tom Herman walking into the Texas Longhorns stadium.

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 21: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns walks into the stadium prior to the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

With the holidays upon us, bowl season is set to heat up big time over the next week. On New Year's Day, Georgia vs. Texas is set to go down at the Sugar Bowl.

The two teams will meet for the first time since 1984 in New Orleans.

Texas is having its best season in a long time, but the SEC East champion Bulldogs are heavy favorites in the match-up.

Per OddsShark, the line opened at Georgia -11.5. It has only climbed from there, in favor of the Dawgs.

Most sportsbooks now have things at Georgia at -13 or so as of this writing.

Texas has impressed in 2018, but Georgia is coming off of an SEC title game in which it went toe-to-toe with Alabama. Considering many thought UGA proved that it was a top four-caliber team in that loss, the line isn't too surprising.

59-percent of bets have been laid on the Dawgs, per OddsShark.

As for winning the game outright, ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Georgia a better than 77-percent chance of winning the New Year's Day Game.

That number sites at 77.4-percent right now.

Georgia vs. Texas FPI prediction.

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Next Tuesday's game will kick off at 8:45 p.m. ET. It is the final bowl game of the season, with the National Championship Game coming six days after.

The New Year's Day game will be broadcast on ESPN.

[ESPN]