Prediction & Bets For The National Championship Game

Prediction & Bets For The National Championship Game

Written by on January 3, 2023

While most college football experts and fans were expecting to see the Georgia Bulldogs in the National Championship game, very few felt that the TCU Horned Frogs would beat the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan had been one of the top teams all season, and the Horned Frogs weren’t going to be able to withstand the physicality of the Wolverines. Well, TCU was able to handle it, and they came out with a victory to advance to the title game and a date with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Here’s a quick rundown of each of the two contenders, followed by our prediction for your Against The Spread bets for the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship game.

Against the Spread Prediction for the National Championship Game

TCU Horned Frogs

Via a big upset win over the Michigan Wolverines, the TCU Horned Frogs earned a spot in the National Championship game. After going 5-7 last season, the one-loss Horned Frogs have had quite the turnaround. With an offense led by Heisman Trophy finalist Max Duggan, the TCU offense averaged 41 points per game. Duggan averaged 273 passing yards per game, which is among the top averages in the country. He’ll face a very tough Georgia defense, so we’ll look forward to this matchup. 

Georgia Bulldogs

The defending national champions are looking for another title. Georgia was among the favorites to win the title prior to the season starting. Kirby Smart has built one of the top programs in the country, and Georgia will likely challenge for many more titles in the years to come.

Even though they lost many of their top defenders from last year’s squad, the Georgia defense has still been very good this season. They aren’t as strong as last season’s squad, but this is still a very formidable group. 

As for the offense, Stetson Bennett has been a huge surprise this season. Bennett proved many critics wrong by coming out and having a great season. Georgia averaged nearly 40 points per game. Georgia rushed for 39 touchdowns, while getting 27 on the ground. This offense is very well-balanced, and can beat you in many different ways.

Against the Spread Prediction

The oddsmakers have made Georgia an overwhelming favorite in this one. The Bulldogs have been deemed a 13.5-point favorite. This is a rather large spread for a National Championship game. In looking at some of the betting numbers, it’s hard to favor one team over the other. Over their last 10 games, the Horned Frogs are 6-3-1 against the spread, while Georgia is 5-5 against the spread.

On an even larger scale, TCU is 10-3-1 against the spread in its last 14 games. Georgia is 15-7 in its last 22 games at a neutral site.

We just have a hunch that the TCU Horned Frogs, who have overcome a lot of odds this season, will do it again next Monday. While we think that Georgia will win the game, we think it will be much closer than the 13.5 points that the oddsmakers have given. Georgia wins by a touchdown, and fails to cover the spread. 

 
 

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