USC vs. Georgia Tech Sun Bowl Pick Odds, Predictions 12/31/12

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The 2012 Sun Bowl picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free bowl picks for all of the games on the schedule. Check out the USC vs. Georgia Tech picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game.

Sun Bowl Picks: USC Trojans vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Monday, December 31st, 2:00 ET
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Sun Bowl Betting Odds: USC -7.5
USC vs. Georgia Tech Live TV Coverage: CBS

Just taking one look at the talent for talent that is going to be on the field for this game on New Year’s Eve shows that the Men of Troy should ultimately dominate against the Ramblin’ Wreck. There are a few questions that really have to be asked, though. The first is whether the Trojans really give a damn about this game or not. They finished out the year with losses in four of their final five games of the campaign, they were outmatched by a number of teams in the Pac-12 that they are usually better than, and they ended up losing two games at home by two scores apiece. Now, they’re coming to the Sun Bowl in a year in which they were favored to win the Pac-12 and were once the No. 1 team in America.

Worse for USC is that QB Matt Barkley’s career is over. A disappointing senior season will be forgotten in the history books for sure for Barkley on his road to the NFL, but it might also signal a slightly earlier start than expected to the career of QB Max Wittek. The frosh did everything that he could against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first start of his career, but in the end, he went just 14-of-23 for 186 yards with a TD and two picks, and he showed no comprehension of the no huddle offense. RB Silas Redd and RB Curtis McNeal were both relatively quiet, and though WR Robert Woods did score a TD, the fact of the matter is that he and WR Marqise Lee combined for just 12 catches and 167 yards.

Georgia Tech might have finished out the year below .500, but it is still a pain in the neck team to try to prepare for. The triple option is stingy, and the offensive line cut blocks a million times per game, something that really can slow down a very talented from seven for the Trojans. Remember that the Jackets did test the Florida State Seminoles all the way down to the wire in the ACC Championship Game, and the only game in which they really looked bad in the last month of the season was against the Georgia Bulldogs, and there was no shame in that loss. Don’t be shocked if this turns out to be a very close game if the Trojans just don’t show any heart.

USC vs. Georgia Tech Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +10.5
Sun Bowl Score Prediction: Georgia Tech 27 – USC 20

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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