2021 Peach Bowl Predictions, Picks, Teams, and Where to Watch: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
2021 Peach Bowl Predictions, Picks, and Best Bets
The 2021 Peach Bowl takes place on Friday, January 1, as the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
It will be the first time since 2006 that the Georgia Bulldogs have contested the Peach Bowl, while it will be the first time the Cincinnati Bearcats have ever participated in the Peach Bowl. This level of competition will be a huge step up on what Cincinnati has been used to this season, and this looks likely to be the game where their unbeaten run comes to an end. Georgia quarterback J.T. Daniels has been excellent since taking over under center, and should lead his team to victory. Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Peach Bowl, where our expert has given his best bets on the side and total.
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2021 Peach Bowl FAQs
The below sections will answer any and all questions you might have about the 2021 Peach Bowl. From who is playing in the Peach Bowl, to where it is, to when and why, we’ve got you covered.
When is the 2021 Peach Bowl?
The 2021 Cotton Bowl takes place this Friday, January 1, on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m ET, and it will be the 53rd edition of the famous New Year’s Six bowl game.
Where is the Peach Bowl played?
The Peach Bowl will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The stadium is home to NFL franchise the Atlanta Falcons.
The Peach Bowl originally took place at Bobby Dodd Stadium, which is home to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. It was held there from 1968 to 1970. For more than 20 years, the Peach Bowl was held at the Georgia Dome, until the stadium was demolished and replaced with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Since 2019, the Peach Bowl has taken place from that stadium.
Who Plays in the Peach Bowl in 2021?
The 2021 Peach Bowl will be contested between the Georgia Bulldogs and Cincinnati Bearcats. The Bulldogs are ranked #9 in the College Football rankings, while the Bearcats are ranked #8.
The teams were chosen by the College Football Playoff selection committee, and oddsmakers currently have Georgia as 7.5-point favorites.
Georgia finished the regular season with a 7-2 record, with their only two defeats coming against the highly ranked Alabama and Florida. They demolished South Carolina and Missouri in their last two games. Cincinnati finished unbeaten with a perfect 9-0 record, but only narrowly defeated UCF and Tulsa in their final two games. The Bearcats are yet to be properly tested this season, and the Bulldogs will by far be their toughest opponent.
What Channel is the 2021 Peach Bowl on?
This year’s Peach Bowl will be broadcast live on ESPN. The game takes place on Friday, January 1, on New Year’s Day, and kicks off at 12 p.m ET.
Where can I Stream the 2021 Peach Bowl?
You can stream the Peach Bowl live on the ESPN app. Alternatively, you can also watch the game live on YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling TV, or on AT&T TV Now.
Who won the 2019 Peach Bowl?
Last year, the 2019 Peach Bowl was won by the LSU Tigers, who defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 63-28 in the College Football Playoff semi-final. The victory saw LSU advance to the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship, which they went on to win against the Clemson Tigers.
The 2019 Peach Bowl took place on December 28, 2019, and was attended by 78,347 people.
Who is Favorite to Win the Peach Bowl 2021?
The current favorite to win the 2021 Peach Bowl is the Georgia Bulldogs, who are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Cincinnati Bearcats. Despite going a perfect 9-0 this season, none of Cincinnati’s victories have been against great teams, and they only just scrapped victories against UCF and Tulsa in their last two games. Now that they come up against a top Bulldogs team, they will likely find them too tough to handle.
Georgia’s only two defeats this season have been against the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators, two of the best teams in the country, and they blew out a number of teams towards the end of the season. Despite their close ranking, this looks a bit of a mismatch, and the Bulldogs should prove their class against the Bearcats.
What are the New Year’s Six Bowl games?
As the name implies, there are six NY6 bowl games in total. Be sure to check out the rest of our previews for each of those huge matchups:
- 2020 Cotton Bowl: Florida Gators vs Oklahoma Sooners
- 2021 Rose Bowl: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide
- 2021 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Clemson Tigers
- 2021 Fiesta Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs Iowa State Cyclones
- 2021 Orange Bowl: Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels
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