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Washington vs. Michigan 2024 CFP National Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

The Michigan Wolverines got by the Alabama Crimson Tide in overtime and the Washington Huskies upset the Texas Longhorns to set up an intriguing College Football National Championship battle. Will Michigan cover as a -4.5 chalk or will the Huskies pull of a third straight moneyline upset as a spread dog? Check out 2024 CFP National Championship odds, analysis, and a free pick for Michigan versus Washington.

Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Information

  • When: Monday, January 1st, 2024, 8:45 PM ET
  • Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Seattle’s Sports Radio 950 KJR (Washington) // WXYT-FM 97.1 (Michigan)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Football Odds: Washington (+6.5) // Michigan (-6.5)

Why Bet on the Washington Huskies?

Washington plays a bend but don’t break defense. The Huskies give up a lot of passing and rushing yards, but the shorter the field, the tighter Washington becomes.

The D is also opportunistic. Versus Texas, Washington forced 4 fumbles and recovered 2. 1 of the fumbles the Huskies recovered ended a Texas drive and is one of the reasons why Washington is playing for a National Championship on Monday night.

The Huskies refer to dominate you on the scoreboard, meaning Washington gives the ball to Michael Penix Jr. and lets him rip.

The Heisman Trophy runner up was unbelievable versus the Longhorns. Penix Jr. rushed for 31 yards on 3 carries, over 10 yards per carry, threw for 430 yards and tossed 2 TDs. If Penix Jr. is as hot on Monday versus Michigan as he was against Texas, there’s no way the Wolverines stop the Huskies from scoring 30 or more.

Why Bet on the Michigan Wolverines?

The Wolverines boast the best defense in the nation. Alabama had been throttling opponents, scoring over 40 against LSU and 27 versus Georgia.

But the Crimson Tide offense got stuck versus the Wolverines. Michigan held Alabama to 20 points. Bama QB Jalen Milroe threw for just 116 yards and the Tide rushed for just a 4.0 average.

If there’s any defense that can slow down Michael Penix Jr. and Washington’s offense, it’s Michigan’s.

On the surface, the Michigan offense doesn’t look special. But J.J. McCarthy is as efficient as it gets. McCarthy threw just 4 interceptions this season. The Wolverines signal caller tossed 3 TDs against Bama’s D.

Blake Corum dominated the Crimson Tide with 83 yards and a TD. Corum rushed for 4.4 yards per carry. If Washington doesn’t approach Corum the right way, Blake will run through tackles all evening.

Washington vs. Michigan Betting Trends

  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • Huskies are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games..
  • The total went under in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
  • Michigan is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • Wolverines are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The total went over in 8 of Michigan’s last 10 games.

Washington vs. Michigan 2024 CFP National Championship Expert Betting Predictions

This is a contrast in style, but, once again, oddsmakers are overvaluing the Big Ten squad in a CFP. Michigan beat Alabama because the Crimson Tide made bad play after bad play.

Washington won’t make bad plays. The Huskies will give up yards and points. However, Michael Penix Jr. is going to find the open receiver on every play. If Michigan blitzes Washington’s quarterback, Penix Jr. will throw deep balls to Romeo Odunze, or Ja’Lynn Polk, or Jalen McMillan.

If the Wolverines attempt to shut down the long ball, Penix will take the underneath throws to Jack Westover and Germie Bernard. No matter any way you look at it, Washington will score.

There will be a point in this game, like it was in 2 games versus Oregon, where Washington’s D stands tall and prevents a Michigan touchdown. Forcing the Wolverines to kick a field goal instead of scoring 6 will be all the Washington Huskies require to get enough separation to win the National Championship.

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