The 90th edition of the Sugar Bowl will feature a College Football Playoff semifinal between the No. 2 Washington Huskies and the No. 3 Texas Longhorns, and plenty of options to choose from the Sugar Bowl odds.
This Pac-12 versus Big XII matchup will deliver the second finalists for the National Championship game at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. There will be high stakes on and off the field, with plenty of bettors around the nation placing their bets on some of the top-rated sports betting apps.
Let’s look at our favorite Texas vs. Michigan odds for the 2024 Sugar Bowl.
Sugar Bowl Spread, Moneyline, Total
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Spread: Texas , Washington
Moneyline: Texas , Washington
Texas vs. Washington Betting Trends
- Texas vs. Washington ATS Records: Texas 7-5-1, Washington 6-6-1
- Texas vs. Washington Over/Under Records: Texas 5-8-0, Washington 6-7-0
Sugar Bowl Player Props
Sugar Bowl Passing Odds
Texas QB Quinn Ewers is coming off a career-best 452 yards and four touchdown passes in the Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma State. He had a remarkable season with 3,161 passing yards and 21 passing TDs, but it’s hard to think about the Over unless you’re projecting a monster day on offense for the Longhorns.
Washington Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr. was one of the best passers this season with a whopping 4,218 yards and 33 TDs. He may still be feeling hard done by the Heisman voters after being snubbed for the award despite an undefeated season. He’s projected to have around 300 yards passing and is an easier choice for multiple touchdowns , with one win separating him from playing in the national title game.
Sugar Bowl Rushing Odds
RB Jonathon Brooks led the way for the Longhorns with 1,139 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He should be one of the names you shop to score for Texas, followed by Ewers, CJ Baxter, Keilan Robinson, and Jaydon Blue. Savion Red and Quintrevion Wisner found the end zone once each and are long shots to get one here.
Brooks had the majority of the ball during the season but the likes of Baxter, Blue, and Robinson all had games where they led in rushing. Perhaps Robinson is a surprise play after leading with 75 yards in the most recent game for the Longhorns.
Dillon Johnson has been the key man on the ground for the Huskies. His 1,113 yards and 14 TDs lead the team, but he has also been the leading rusher in the six most recent encounters and eight of the last nine. He scored twice against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship and will pay well if he does it in the Sugar Bowl.
Penix is also a name to shop in Washington’s running game. After that, it’s hard to predict one particular player with WR Germie Bernard having two rushing TDs, followed by seven different players with one apiece.
Sugar Bowl Receiving Odds
Xavier Worthy was the receiving yards leader for Texas this season, but he’s a better O/U player than an anytime scorer. He’s only scored once in the last six and the bulk of his TDs came earlier in the season. Adonai Mitchell caught the most touchdown passes with 10 this season.
TE Ja’Tavion Sanders was also a good receiver for the Longhorns but not a big scorer. TE Gunnar Helm is the only other player with multiple touchdowns on the team this year.
WR Rome Odunze has been pivotal for the Washington offense with 1,428 yards and 13 touchdown catches. He is a big favorite to get at least one but will pay a premium if he is the first to do it in this game.
Ja’Lynn Polk also reached the 1,000-yard mark this season and is next in line for the Huskies with eight TDs this season. He didn’t score in the past two games but is a value play if he gets one against UT.
Other names to consider are TE Jack Westover, WR Jalen McMillan, WR Germie Bernard, and TE Devin Culp.
Texas vs. Washington Analysis and Prediction
The Texas Longhorns is the favorite coming into this one due to its popularity over Washington and the university’s proximity to Louisiana. The national championship game, in Houston, would be even closer and Steve Sarkisian’s team is to win it all.
The Huskies are the first Pac-12 team to play in the Sugar Bowl and have to like their chances after defeating Texas in the Alamo Bowl last year. Kalen DeBoer’s team has the longest odds of the four semifinalists , so there’s no better time to hit that button if you’re a believer in undefeated Washington.
The game will be indoors so weather shouldn’t be a factor, but it will be loud inside the Dome with a majority of Burnt Orange expected in the stands. This will also be the farthest trip this year for Washington, but the break comes at a great time to offset that.
All in all, it should be Washington’s game to lose unless they show up with their worst game of the year.
Pick: Washington +4.5 (-115 at time of publishing), Under 63.5 (-110 at time of publishing)
How to Watch the 2024 Sugar Bowl
- Date: Monday, Jan. 1, 2023
- Time: 8:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- Network: ESPN