Considering the stakes and stages, the spreads for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game are huge. First place Georgiaare one game away from winning their second consecutive title, but are 13 points ahead of TCU on the SI Sportsbook.
Bulldogs who got in 4th place Ohio When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, thanks to a missed 50-yard field goal attempt. UGA’s meager 42-41 win required him to make a 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter of the Peach Bowl. Earlier in the day, Horned his Frogs continued a miraculous run to win his second place in a 51–45 upset. Michigan Hit your ticket to the title at the Fiesta Bowl.
TCU They were 12-0 in the regular season and 7.5 points underdog against Big Ten champion Wolverines before losing in the Big 12 Championship Game. They turned it into a -6 halftime edge and kept the pace with Michigan to keep the win.
It was the fourth time in the entire season that Sonny Dykes’ team were underdogs, and Saturday marked the third Straight Up (SU) in the position. Kansas The only exception was the conference championship game.
Georgia failed to cover as a 6.5-point favorite against the Buckeyes. This is the lowest spread for the year. Kirby Smart’s team went through his season as regulars unscathed. LSUs50-30, capture SEC titles.
Both offenses quarterbacked Heisman finalists are among the top 10 nationally in scoring. Max Duggan Leading TCU offense averaging 41.1 points per game, Stetson Bennett, UGA unit pilots averaging 39.4 points per game. Both offenses are assisted by a rush attack that occupies his 200 yards north of the ground each game.
Georgia ranks 5th in the nation with just 14.8 points per game, and with TCU allowing 26.4 points per game, they have a clear edge defensively, but their semi-final win saw both units fall short. Lost over 40 points.
A 62.5-point over/under is 0.5 points higher than the Peach Bowl, higher than a field goal than the Fiesta Bowl, and both over hits.
These programs have run four times, most recently at the 2016 Liberty Bowl, where the Bulldogs won every game.
The national championship spread is nearly double the TCU’s largest underdog spot this season (-7.5 vs Michigan and Texas), and only three teams in FBS have more to do with the spread than the Horned Frogs this season. I have an excellent record. Their games were overhit on many occasions (8–6), but only two of their final six were hit.
Georgia outright won last season’s national championship against Alabama as an underdog and has been favored in every game since. Under has scored in his eight games for the UGA this year, but the overs have led him 6-3 over the past nine, and he has hit in all his final three games.
expansion: TCU +13 (-118) | Georgia -13 (-110)
Moneyline: TCU (+370) | Uga (-568)
total: 62.5 – Above (-110) | Under (-118)
Game information: Monday, January 9, 2023 | 7:30 PM ET | ESPN
position: SoFi Stadium | Inglewood, California
TCU straight-up record: 13–1
TCU for spread records: 10–3–1
Georgia Straight Up Record: 14–0
Georgia Against the Spread Records: 7–7
Here are the current bets available on the SI Sportsbook for the national title fight:
Q1 Moneyline: TCU (+170) | Georgia (-250)
First half money line: TCU (+250) | Georgia (-376)
First half total: 31.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-118)
Highest scoring quarter: First (+475) | Second (+125) | Third (+475) | Fourth (+220)
Odd or Even Total: Odd (-125) | Even (+100)
Half Time/Full Time Results: TCU/TCU (+580) | TCU/Thailand (+3300) | TCU/Georgia (+600) | Thailand/TCU (+3000) | Thailand/Thailand (+3300) | Thailand/Georgia (+1400) | TCU (+1300) | Georgia/Tie (+3000) | Georgia/Georgia (-200)
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